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The Dichotomy of COVID Parenting

By JOHN ROSEMOND I think I’ve figured it out: COVID parenting, in the modern sense of the term, is what a mother thinks she has to do when children are underfoot because she has never informed them, in no uncertain terms, that she is not their playmate or personal gopher

24-03-2021

2 min Article

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Discipline Versus Punishment

By JOHN ROSEMOND Too many parents make the mistake of thinking that discipline and punishment are one and the same. Punishment is sometimes the best corrective, but when punishment is not delivered with a correct attitude on the part of the parent, it can be counterproductive.

10-02-2021

2 min Article

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What this Pandemic Teaches Us about Business and Society

By GREGG VANOUREK As an insidious virus spreads around the world, we are wise to stop and ask: what can it teach us? Much, I think. One question I am drawn to lately is this: what does the pandemic teach us about the role of business in society?

06-08-2020

6 min Article

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Mandarin Literacy For the 21st Century Workforce

Mandarin Language Centre owner Luisa Lim shares the importance of Mandarin literacy to the carer advancement of the modern employee.

15-07-2020

5 min Article

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Could You Break Up With Your Business?

By WILLEM GOUS Many business owners were forced to sit back and reflect on their companies during the global pandemic that saw lockdowns in effect around the world. I am sure many have come to the conclusion that their business is simply not working and must make the awful choice of closing down a business.

06-07-2020

5 min Article

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Make Time For Learning In Your Busy Life

By ROSHAN THIRAN Leaders often talk about the importance of learning, and yet many people – including leaders themselves – struggle to find the time outside their work-life and other duties to commit to learning. How can we find space in our day to make time for learning?

10-06-2020

5 min Article

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Three Tips to Become Immune to Unfair Criticism

By ROSHAN THIRAN Despite the imaginative brilliance of these future leaders – many of whom we saw at our annual MAD Youth Summit – a few of them talk about their reluctance to shine, not because they lack the talent, but because they're afraid of criticism and being judged.

06-05-2020

4 min Article

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Developing People: Recognising Different Leadership Behaviours

By JOHN ZINKIN Whether boards and Nomination Committees are looking for ‘captains’, ‘navigators’, ‘engineers’, or ‘builders’ as leaders, they need to remember two key factors. Leadership is morally neutral and there are six leadership styles with different levels of effectiveness.

23-04-2020

5 min Article

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To Sum-it Up: M.A.D. Youth Summit 2020

By ASHRAF FARID. For weeks, I’d been hearing about our M.A.D. Youth Summit. A nation-wide gathering for youth-driven community projects to take part in a Pitchout. Corporate sponsors would listen and evaluate as groups of youths pitched their initiatives. Convince the suits, and walk away with funding for your project. Think ‘Shark Tank’, but for teens aged between 13 – 18 years old.

25-02-2020

5 min Article

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The Dichotomy of COVID Parenting

By JOHN ROSEMOND I think I’ve figured it out: COVID parenting, in the modern sense of the term, is what a mother thinks she has to do when children are underfoot because she has never informed them, in no uncertain terms, that she is not their playmate or personal gopher

24-03-2021

2 min Article

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Discipline Versus Punishment

By JOHN ROSEMOND Too many parents make the mistake of thinking that discipline and punishment are one and the same. Punishment is sometimes the best corrective, but when punishment is not delivered with a correct attitude on the part of the parent, it can be counterproductive.

10-02-2021

2 min Article

category-icon

What this Pandemic Teaches Us about Business and Society

By GREGG VANOUREK As an insidious virus spreads around the world, we are wise to stop and ask: what can it teach us? Much, I think. One question I am drawn to lately is this: what does the pandemic teach us about the role of business in society?

06-08-2020

6 min Article

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Mandarin Literacy For the 21st Century Workforce

Mandarin Language Centre owner Luisa Lim shares the importance of Mandarin literacy to the carer advancement of the modern employee.

15-07-2020

5 min Article

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Could You Break Up With Your Business?

By WILLEM GOUS Many business owners were forced to sit back and reflect on their companies during the global pandemic that saw lockdowns in effect around the world. I am sure many have come to the conclusion that their business is simply not working and must make the awful choice of closing down a business.

06-07-2020

5 min Article

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Make Time For Learning In Your Busy Life

By ROSHAN THIRAN Leaders often talk about the importance of learning, and yet many people – including leaders themselves – struggle to find the time outside their work-life and other duties to commit to learning. How can we find space in our day to make time for learning?

10-06-2020

5 min Article

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Three Tips to Become Immune to Unfair Criticism

By ROSHAN THIRAN Despite the imaginative brilliance of these future leaders – many of whom we saw at our annual MAD Youth Summit – a few of them talk about their reluctance to shine, not because they lack the talent, but because they're afraid of criticism and being judged.

06-05-2020

4 min Article

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Developing People: Recognising Different Leadership Behaviours

By JOHN ZINKIN Whether boards and Nomination Committees are looking for ‘captains’, ‘navigators’, ‘engineers’, or ‘builders’ as leaders, they need to remember two key factors. Leadership is morally neutral and there are six leadership styles with different levels of effectiveness.

23-04-2020

5 min Article

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To Sum-it Up: M.A.D. Youth Summit 2020

By ASHRAF FARID. For weeks, I’d been hearing about our M.A.D. Youth Summit. A nation-wide gathering for youth-driven community projects to take part in a Pitchout. Corporate sponsors would listen and evaluate as groups of youths pitched their initiatives. Convince the suits, and walk away with funding for your project. Think ‘Shark Tank’, but for teens aged between 13 – 18 years old.

25-02-2020

5 min Article

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