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    Three simple steps towards an effective talent programme

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Imagine that you are the CEO of an organisation. Besides business performance, you have to take care of many important people issues, and succession planning for important positions is second to none in this respect. What most top executives and board members often forget or ignore is the importance of participation from all related parties. Everyone wants to have a say in this crucial process. As a CEO, it is your duty to ensure that all the executives concerned are involved.


    The most critical resource: 'not-so-talented' people

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 15/12/2016

    » Competition among businesses today is very high compared with a decade or so ago. The convergence of information technology and telecommunications has been a major driver of this phenomenon. As organisations embrace new technology and management practices, they find themselves dealing with new types of workers and top managers. Some are struggling to identify and groom rising stars in this new context. Luckily for them, there are a number of tools and procedures that have proved useful in identifying talent for future top management.


    Choosing the right tools for the right successor

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 22/09/2016

    » In my article two weeks ago I discussed three steps for developing and sustaining a successful talent programme: creating a succession plan policy, identifying talent, and establishing a development programme. Today I would like to focus mainly on identifying talent, a subject on which many top executives sometimes have conflicting views.


    Leadership for ethical practice

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 06/09/2018

    » Life is not easy for business leaders in these hectic and uncertain times. Besides managing themselves, they must effectively manage their people in order to reach business goals and stay ahead of the competition. They cannot do all of this by themselves. The secret is to manage and work through their people.


    Finding quality successors with growth potential

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 03/07/2018

    » An organisation is a gathering place for people from all walks of life. When the organisation has the right combination of people, it excels. If not, it fails. The critical factor is always having the right people at the right time. In reality, this is rarely possible; people coming and going is a fact of corporate life. Hence, it is more practical to have the right successor on hand when the organisation needs one.


    Following in the footsteps of King Bhumibol

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 23/10/2017

    » It was heartbreaking news for Thai people when they heard that their beloved King had passed away on Oct 13, 2016. During his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej did so many things and taught us so many valuable lessons that have helped to guide us in how to properly behave and manage ourselves and our society.


    How mindfulness boosts effectiveness

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Kamchai is a senior executive who reports directly to the CEO of a major company and is responsible for the financial performance of a key business unit. His track record is second to none, which means he excels in both technical knowledge and the people skills required to get the job done.


    Leading with task or people orientation

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 27/07/2017

    » Leadership is a subject that has been discussed ever since human society first began to form. It became increasingly important as major business organisations grew out of the industrial revolution and subsequent advances in production and technology. Leadership in the military also took on a critical role in the two world wars of the last century.


    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.


    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."

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