Career guide

  • Career planning and engaged employees

    12-Jan-15 : 'Coach Kriengsak, we recently completed an employee engagement survey, and one area where we did poorly in the eyes of our staff was career opportunities," Niwat tells me. "To resolve that, we need...

  • Transforming a technical expert into a people's champion

    Transforming a technical expert into a people's champion

    25-Dec-14 : Whenever we encounter outstanding technical managers, we are impressed by how they think about and analyse things, often in ways we cannot imagine. We may believe that people with such skills shoul...

  • Foreign workers in Myanmar should get business visa

    23-Dec-14 : Immigration is one of the primary concerns for foreigners planning to work in Myanmar. Many who work in the country for short periods obtain a tourist visa rather than a business visa when entering...

  • 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...

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