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    'Business and the Buddha': A book review

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 18/05/2017

    » Business and the Buddha: Doing Well by Doing Good is one of a handful of books that directly address the application of Buddhism to the current business environment and management in particular. The book is written by Lloyd Field, who provides coaching and counselling to senior executives seeking to solve business problems through a Buddhist-influenced approach. His consulting practice has spanned some 30 years since he left Johnson & Johnson International where he was vice-president of human resources.

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    Communicate with your heart, not your head

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 04/05/2017

    » Communication is an essential part of working life. Human beings communicate through both verbal expression and body language. Listening attentively and being engaged with others are vital to success. The way one takes part in a discussion tells others whether he or she is drawing near or not. One who lends an ear draws near, as the saying goes. By drawing near, one clearly knows, comprehends and realises one's quality.

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    Discipline, good citizenship and organisational success

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 20/04/2017

    » It's no longer a surprise when we read about the high number of traffic fatalities and injuries at Songkran. Equally predictable are the complaints that we hear in some quarters whenever authorities announce tougher enforcement measures to prevent fatal accidents before the annual festival when the country's roads are jammed.

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    Maintaining growth with effective innovation

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Since human beings are always looking for new things in life, businesses should be very good at offering new products and services as well. The great dramatist George Bernard Shaw summed up the quest for the new this way: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

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    Take a closer look at diversity

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 23/03/2017

    » Society is more complex than it used to be, which has allowed us to enjoy new and exciting experiences. The bad news is that change and complexity have become a never-ending phenomenon. We therefore have to face and handle changing conditions, which includes dealing with constantly moving business targets.

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    Steps towards change management that works

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 09/03/2017

    » Change is impermanence. This is a fact of life that everyone is aware of, but accepting the hard truth is another story. The fact is, human beings are always looking for change, but only as long as it is within the limits of their expectations and desires.

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    Ethical leadership is good for business and employees

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 23/02/2017

    » In recent years, there have been several high-profile cases in business and the public sector involving bribery, corruption and ethical breaches. The need for ethical leadership has been mentioned occasionally but it seems the problems have continued. In this regard, I wish to propose my views on the role of ethical leadership, particularly in business.

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    Ethical Leadership at Thai Nakorn Patana (part two)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 09/02/2017

    » 'Everything is based on learning from experience. I believe that, like me, all managers or executives mostly learn from making mistakes and from experience," says Supachai Verapuchong, deputy managing director of Thai Nakorn Patana Co, a major producer of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as Antacil, Sara and Tiffy.

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    Ethical Leadership at Thai Nakorn Patana (part one)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 26/01/2017

    » 'I oversee overseas businesses, and I apply many ethical principles in my work whenever I have the opportunity to talk with the local team, and not only with the management group, regardless of what staff levels are involved," says Supachai Verapuchong, deputy managing director of Thai Nakorn Patana Co, a major producer of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as Antacil, Sara and Tiffy.

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    Learning from a New Year horror

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 12/01/2017

    » When asked about the main objective of manufacturing, participants in my leadership workshops usually reply with answers such as quality, on-time delivery, productivity, and so on. None of them ever says "safety", which in fact should be the first on the list.

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