Category: Managing

Eight (8) Great Things Great Leaders Do

This piece of Jack Welch’s advice on Leadership skills does make sense —- the need for a good team, focus getting to the mission, work with optimism, trust with team members, demonstrate courage, overcoming challenges, inspiration and reward success.

Nine (9) Rules For Emailing | A Google Perspective

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous dread in otherwise optimistic, happy humans. Here are our personal rules for mitigating that sense of foreboding:

1. Respond quickly. There are people who can be relied upon to respond promptly to emails, and those who can’t. Strive to be one of the former. Most of the best—and busiest—people we know act quickly on their emails, not just to us or to a select few senders, but to everyone.






ASEAN in 2015: Will Lower Oil Prices Interfere with its Economic Expansion?

Talking about ASEAN and how as a regional hub will help push the Malaysian Insurance industry to a newer height, this is one good article at KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON —- I supposed this makes great reading since contents were tastefully compiled and presented. Hope our readers will enjoy…. The 620 million people living in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are facing some potentially big changes in coming months, given lower oil prices and the formation of a regional economic community.






The Foreign Grip On Our Insurance Industry

….whatever being the real reason(s), the locals and the foreign lieutenants must learn how best to work efficiently and effectively towards achieving established common goals – it is pathetic when those foreign lieutenants don’t articulate well the strategic and tactical direction for the company, and through it all, consultants after consultants are being engaged to carry out projects after projects that may at the end of the day doesn’t add up….






3 Ways Steve Jobs Made Meetings Insanely Productive — And Often Terrifying

“I hate the way people use slide presentations instead of thinking,” Steve Jobs told Isaacson. “People would confront a problem by creating a presentation. I wanted them to engage, to hash things out at the table, rather than show a bunch of slides. People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.”






Widow of Zurich CFO to confront insurer at AGM over suicide

Seven months after the suicide of Zurich Insurance finance chief Pierre Wauthier, his widow is set to confront the company over its handling of the tragedy, reopening a scandal that unsettled investors….






Hiring the best for the insurance industry | Learning from Google

Leadership – in particular emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership. Traditional leadership is, were you president of the chess club? Were you vice-president of sales? How quickly did you get there? “We don’t care. What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? “Because what’s critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be willing to relinquish power.”






5 types of people who never succeed at work | Human Resources Online

They exist in every office. The people who moan, who are afraid of change and who don’t stick around long enough to complete a job. As their boss, colleague or mentor, you are probably annoyed by them every day, but here’s the thing – these people will almost never, ever succeed in their careers….






Malaysia-Based BEST RE Entities Downgraded

Malaysia-based BEST RE entities downgraded and kept on watch on weakened group status and stand-alone credit profile Profile Source: Standard & Poor’s  August 8, 2013  Overview | We have revised our view of the BEST RE subgroup’s status relative to its parent,…

New enforcement date | Personal Data Protection Act 2010

New enforcement date of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 has just been announced and it is 16 August 2013. This was as reported by Baker & McKenzie | »Announcements have been made by YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery bin…