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  • How analytical thinking complements creative thinking

    14-May-15 : 'Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it," said the American entrepreneur Henry Ford. Thomas Watson of IBM agreed: "All the problems of the world...

  • Tips on how to fight overload and stay creative

    30-Apr-15 : In my previous column, I talked about how overloaded we all feel these days. Caused by technological progress, headcount cuts and the bleeding of work hours into leisure time, this overload is a di...

  • Bonjour Talents!

    29-Apr-15 : After the success of Bonjour French Fair, a well-known French consumers' fair at year-end, the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce will launch its first Brand & Career fair entitled "Bonjour Talents...

  • Termination with cause ... as well as without costs

    28-Apr-15 : Recently there was a prominent news story about an employee being dismissed due to addiction to computer chat, based on a Supreme Court judgement. In that particular case, the employer did not need...

  • Man on the move

    17-Apr-15 : Santit “Pear” Jirawongkraisorn is the co-founder and managing director of lalamove (available for download on the App Store; visit www.lalamove.com or fb.com/lalamovethailand), a Hong Kong-based de...

  • Using employee assessment to build a better organisation

    6-Apr-15 : When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The saying rings especially true in the world of business. Business leaders who reflect on the economic meltdowns of 1997 and 2008, for example, will...

  • When people do a good job, let them know

    30-Mar-15 : 'Coach Kriengsak, last time you assigned me to ask my six direct reports what was the one thing I should change to help make them more effective. Surprisingly, all of them said I needed to complime...

  • How to give feedback more effectively

    23-Mar-15 : 'Coach Kriengsak, I want to improve my feedback," Poj tells me. "I just read the 360-degree feedback report from all of the people who work around me. If there's one area where there's quite a cons...

  • Plastic fit for purpose

    23-Mar-15 : Plastic containers come in many shapes, sizes and uses: from packing ready-to-eat meals and snacks to storing leftovers.  But until quite recently, plastic containers for food were not popu...

  • Integrating coaching and teaching

    16-Mar-15 : After 38 years in the corporate world including 11 successful years in Thailand, Frederic Borgoltz decided to change careers, from retail business executive to executive coach. For the past...