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    Board composition: the importance of personality factors

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 13/07/2017

    » At the very top of the corporate pyramid sits a group of experienced members of the board who are perceived by management and shareholders as the right people for the right jobs. Generally speaking, they have the skills, experience and expertise to monitor and supervise the company's chief executive and top management.


    What great leaders do differently: Caring for their people

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Rightly or wrongly, bosses and their direct reports tend not to get along that well in many workplaces. There is a kind of invisible barrier preventing them from getting closer and sharing their views, both work-related and personal. From my observation and direct experience, suggesting that a subordinate get closer to the boss is not easy. Working the other way around -- encouraging the boss to reach out to the subordinate -- is more promising.


    The art of people orientation (part two)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 15/06/2017

    » 'Our actions reflect our inner mindset. As such, our behaviour and personal lives also change in accordance with our inner feelings. Everything starts from and depends on the state of our inner mindset."


    The art of people orientation (part one)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 01/06/2017

    » 'Human resources are a key to business," says Sanan Angubolkul, the chairman and president of Srithai Superware Plc. "Whether an organisation will have a good reputation is dependent on its people. Bad people will easily destroy the organisation. Thus, the key is how to develop human resources to be both competent and good.


    '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.


    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.


    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.


    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."


    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.


    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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