Management

Global Ethics Board proposes changes to promote role, mindset expectations

Views - 42 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) has proposed changes to the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) (the Code) to promote the role and mindset expecte


Independent Non Executive Directors’ role in strategy

Views - 60 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

How does the board oversee strategy, and what is the role of an Independent Non Executive Director (INED)? Whilst on the topic, it begs the question who is responsible for strategy? Most governance frameworks land the responsibility of strategy on th


Member’s Speak: ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Business and Work’

Views - 88 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:15

Addressing members and guests at TMC’s Member’s Speak which was held at the Galadari Hotel on 18 July, TMC member Dhushy Thillaivasan spoke on ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Future of Business and Work’. It was yet another gatheri


TMC members’ comments

Views - 70 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:14

Following are comments from TMC members Duneeshya Bogoda and Dilshan Indiketiya, on the Member’s Speak speech by Dhushy Thillaivasan on The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Business and Work’. Dhushy Thillaivasan enlightened all th


TMC to present ‘Leadership in Management’ programs: ‘Believe in You’

Views - 47 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:12

TMC with the training specialist Zion Consulting is organising a unique series of ‘Leadership in Management’ programs commencing in August. The Leadership in Management program has been put together for working managers and executives who have li


Importance of communication skills for success

Views - 60 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:11

Breakdowns in communication cause major problems for managers. We can all recall experiences of communication failure. Risking poor communication Most leaders understand the consequences of poor financial management, but not all leaders appreciate


About TMC

Views - 48 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:10

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


CSR Lanka holds forum ‘Beyond Corporate Strategy Towards Sustainable Business’

Views - 232 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

CSR Lanka organised a forum on ‘Beyond Corporate Strategy Towards Sustainable Business’ on 18 July at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns.The eminent panel was comprised of widely known professionals in the country namely Ali Sabry, Dr. Sharmala


NiApreneurs hosts Think Tank forum

Views - 74 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

NiApreneurs, a social enterprise cofounded by Nilani Seneviratne and Archana Law,recently hosted a Think Tank Forum ‘Leading in a VUCA World – The Way Forward’. Both cofounders understand that we are at an extremely critical point of human exi


WIM Top 50 Awards 2019: Encouraging women to dream big

Views - 708 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

Since its launch in 2011, the ‘Professional and Career Women Awards’ organised by Women in Management (WIM) have recognised women trailblazers across diverse fields; particularly those who have positively impacted society, achieved success defyin


Nominations closes on 30 July

Views - 34 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

Nominations for Women Top 50 and Professional and Career Women Awards 2019 closes on 30 July 2019. Please visit www.womeninmanagementawards.org for more details


CMI elects Murali Prakash as President at 18th AGM

Views - 221 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:28

The 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Sri Lanka branch was held recently at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and British Ambassador to the Maldives James Dauris graced t


CMO ASIA 2019 accolades for TAJ Samudra Colombo and Pankaj Sampat

Views - 74 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:25

Taj Asia Ltd and Taj Safaris Ltd. Head and Sri Lanka, Maldives and Malaysia Area Director Pankaj Sampat won the prestigious award ‘Best General Manager in the Hospitality Sector’ at the CMO Asia 2019 Awards ceremony which was held at the Crystal


‘Built to be CEO’ by Sabrina Ghouse: an inspiring publication for aspiring women

Views - 258 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:21

By Darshana Abayasingha For those of you who have not yet decided what you want to be, Sri Lankan-born Sabrina Ghouse lends advanced career advice to women on how to get to the top in her newly released book ‘Built to be CEO, A Woman’s Journey to


About TMC

Views - 50 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


The five most important skills for managers to develop themselves

Views - 45 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

By Salley Percy What does it take to be a great manager? A great manager can make all the difference between an employee who performs to the best of his or her ability and one who merely ‘shows up’ in the workplace or perhaps doesn’t even show


Members Speak: ‘Supply Chain Management key to organisation’s success’

Views - 41 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

The Members Speak was yet another gathering numbering over 28 participants comprising of members of the TMC, sponsors and guests taking the opportunity of listening to Spryn Logistics Ltd. Managing Director/CEO Nujjith Samarawickrema on a current and


Sri Lankans make the most of CIMA centenary year

Views - 262 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka hosts the largest concentration of Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) outside of the UK and USA, the sought-after accounting designation awarded by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the unifie


Speaker launches ‘CPM Professional Management and Entrepreneurship Program’

Views - 64 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:00

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers is celebrating its 10th anniversary and I am happy to be associated as a Founder Patron of this body when I was present at the official launch in 2009. As a professional management body with a membersh


AAT hosts workshop on corporate governance for SMEs

Views - 55 Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:57

Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) hosted a seminar on corporate governance for SMEs at the auditorium of AAT Sri Lanka. The main objective of the seminar was to educate and identify the important aspects of the small


CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2019

Views - 213 Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:55

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) invites all the Sri Lankan business institutions including public quoted companies, private and state-owned enterprises, small and medium enterprises to apply for the ‘CMA Excelle


Financial, non-financial reporting frameworks share principles of transparency and accountability

Views - 46 Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:54

The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers on 2


More than ‘just’ an exam: Positive impact of accounting technicians in Sri Lanka

Views - 35 Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:54

By Jazri Magdon Ismail and Sarah Gagnon As Sri Lanka strives to become an upper middle-income country, its professional accountancy organisations have taken important steps to strengthen the accountancy profession and meet the needs of growing busin


Induction of CMA Sri Lanka President and Council Members 2019-2021

Views - 130 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

CMA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in operational activities since its establishment in the year 1999 with the technical support of CMA Canada (now CPA Canada) and the financial assistance of the Canadian International Development Agen


Stax Inc. approaches a world with increasing VUCA

Views - 1889 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

Stax Inc., Sri Lanka’s leading management consulting firm, breaks free from traditional methods of developing strategies, building its new approach on the framework of ‘Run & Reinvent’. In a world that is increasingly more VUCA (Volatility, Unc


New book on ‘Transforming Next Generation of Leaders’

Views - 66 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

The Centre of Executive Education (CEE), an award-winning boutique executive development consulting with global presence, has announced the release of the book, ‘Transforming the Next Generation Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive,


About TMC

Views - 30 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


Leadership and control

Views - 25 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:00

A set up where individuals from different backgrounds, educational qualifications and varied interests come together on a common platform to achieve certain objectives is called an organisation. What is leadership? The art of managing the employees


Nujjith Samarawickrema making his presentation

Views - 33 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:00

Nujjith Samarawickrema making his presentation ‘Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Key to Organisation’s Success’ at the Members Speak event held on 20 June at Galadari Hotel. Brief of his presentation will be published in the next Daily Financi


TMC signs MOU with STBC

Views - 35 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:00

The Management Club signed an MOU with the Sunday Times Business Club on 20 June at the Boardroom of TMC at the Galadari Hotel on a reciprocal basis that would create some synergy between the managers of TMC and the business executives of STBC. Both


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A child’s guide to MCC Compact Sri Lanka

Monday, 18 November 2019

Intelligent children, unlike some of the adults, are curious, probing and questioning. They do not jump to conclusions until and unless they are convinced of facts that have been presented to them. Asani, a student in the Advanced Level class in a le


Re-thinking voting

Saturday, 16 November 2019

We use our vote (in a democracy) to elect those who should govern us. We can only be governed as long as we are alive. Therefore, our current age and life expectancy determine how long we have left to be governed! So, should the younger population, h


Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony: A nation rich in unity

Friday, 15 November 2019

This series is based on business leader Dhammika Perera’s recently revealed ‘Economic Growth Strategy and Action Plan to increase GDP Per Capita from $ 4,000 to $ 12,000’. The document outlines goals and action plans for 23 ministries and to


Securing a People’s Constitution

Friday, 15 November 2019

The need for making a People’s Constitution has become a topic of interest not only among the public but also among some candidates of the Presidential Election. Rohan Pallewatte and Mahesh Senanayake have included it in their election manifestos.


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