Career guide

  • Toeing the line: disciplinary actions against employees

    15-Dec-14 : Disciplinary actions are necessary for employers in order to appropriately and effectively address employee wrongdoing and ensure adherence to the requirements of the workplace. The law requires th...

  • Conducting an annual performance review meeting

    15-Dec-14 : 'Coach Kriengsak, today I want to talk about annual performance review meeting," Sakda tells me. "This is the first time since I became CEO that I've had to do it." "Khun Sakda, what are yo...

  • Why IT transformation programmes often go wrong

    9-Dec-14 : Many organisations in Thailand are facing major changes in their customers' behaviour, affecting their products and services and, ultimately, their business models. Often their current oper...

  • Coaching an expat boss who’s new in Thailand

    1-Dec-14 : David is a new country manager in Thailand. After reading my book Bridging the Gap, he agreed to hire me to coach him on how to work with Thai people. This is our first coaching session. &l...

  • Leadership quality through the eyes of Asean managers

    Leadership quality through the eyes of Asean managers

    27-Nov-14 : Whenever we put two or more people together, we can get a lot more productivity than we would from just one person if we handle them right. This was my experience at the Asean School for Young Insu...

  • Command and control or influence and inspire?

    24-Nov-14 : 'Coach Kriengsak, the latest report of our employee engagement survey showed that our knowledge workers are not happy with the leadership style of my executive team." "Khun Somchai, tell me...

  • High-performance teams and Thai values: not always the best fit

    17-Nov-14 : A high-performance organisation consists of high-performance teams working together. However, such teams in Thailand often are unable to achieve the excellence they are capable of. One big reason i...

  • John's test. Please ignore.

    6-Nov-14 : John's test. Please ignore. John's test. Please ignore. ...

  • Come clean on graduate jobs rate, unis told

    27-Oct-14 : Universities have been asked to disclose graduate employment rates for fields of study as they launch recruitment drives, to better align supply of graduates with market demand. Krissanapon...

  • Coaching a chief executive's successor

    27-Oct-14 : 'Congratulations, Khun Tana, I just heard your company's announcement," I say. "Thank you, Coach Kriengsak," says Tana, a chief operating officer who has just been named as the next chief e...

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