Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Global Leadership and Mentoring Congress 2008

For your information, the Global Leadership Mentoring Congress 2008 will be held in Singapore on 4-5 August 2008 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Ballroom. This year’s Congress organized by Research University on Leadership (RUL) in Singapore is themed “Leadership and Service Science: Research-Practice Synergy”. The Guest of Honour will be Singapore's minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan from Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Leadership and Service Science are two fast-emerging fields seen as the new frontiers of the global economy and absolutely critical to business and professional success. Presently, 70% of world economies are service-driven, a major shift in the global economy. Leadership and service emphasize broad-based and multilevel leadership structures involving people, technology and co-creation of value systems. In essence, leadership and service are two sides of the new millennium coin.

This two day programme will feature academic lectures, corporate presentations, panel discussions and open dialogue with speakers. The aims of the Congress are:

  • To provide an inspiring and practical update through the stories and insights of global leaders and CEOs.
  • Furthering the vistas of leadership and service as a science.
  • Challenge participants’ understanding of leadership, and how leadership can promote service in a nation where human capital is its main asset.
  • Stretch the limits of service through multi-disciplinary considerations
  • View service as an essential part of capital building in every corporation, institution and organization.
Panel of speakers includes:
  • Mr Philip Ng - CEO, Far East Organization
  • Dr Loo Choon Yong - Executive Chairman, Raffles Medical Group Ltd
  • Mr Ho Kwon Ping - Chairman, Mediacorp/ Chairman, SMU/ Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
  • Ms Claire Chiang - President of Singapore Compact, Senior Vice President- Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd
  • Ms Chua Sock Koong - CEO, SingTel Group
  • Prof. Wong Yip Yan - Founder/ Group Chairman, WyWy Group of Companies
  • Mr Peter Kok - Managing Director, UBS
  • Ms Teresa Lim - Managing Director, IBM
  • Prof. Steve Smith - Vice Chancellor, Exeter University
  • Prof. Roger Maull - Professor of Management, Exeter University
  • Prof. Irene Ng - Director, Centre for Service Research, Exeter University
  • Dr Shirley Lim - President, Research University on Leadership/Research Communication International PL
  • Dato' Dr Jannie Tay - Vice Chairman (Executive), The Hour Glass
The admission fee is S$1,250, and there is discount for early birds.

Click here for more information and online registration to GLMC 2008.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Appraising your current employer

Have you ever think of how satisfied are you with your company, in the quantitative way?

Every now and then, your employer and/or supervisor will conduct appraisal on your attitude, commitment and performance, usually as a formal basis for increment and/or promotion. In fact, you can also conduct appraisal to assess your job satisfaction, security, working environment, management commitment, career path, etc.

Currently, there is a survey ongoing to help you appraise your company, top management, immediate supervisor, and co-workers. All this will relate back to your job satisfaction and security. The survey is pretty comprehensive with quite a lot of questions, helping you to assess your company from every angle. You may expect to take about 20 minutes or more to finish it.

Good news is, beside being able to assess your employment, by taking part in this survey, you also have chance to win cash price sponsored by Cari Internet S/B.

Click here to participate in the survey.

You might also like to read my other post about identifying and getting your dream job.

Google to retire the AdSense Referrals program

If you have visited to this blog before, you might have noticed the invisibleShield ads that I put up recently. That heavy duty scratch-proof protection film for gadgets such as handphones, PDAs, digital cameras, etc. is really a superb product that I sincerely recommend to you. Now since Google is going to retire the AdSense Referrals program pretty soon, I've removed the invisibleShield referral ads from my blog.

The other two referral ads were Google Pack and Firefox. Google Pack consists of a bunch of free software provided by Google, including the famous Google Desktop, Google Earth, Picasa, Photos Screensaver, Skype, Google Talk, etc.

From Google Analytics, I know that close to 38% of visitors to my blog is browsing with Firefox, which shows that it is a good product recommendable to you. Click the image below to enlarge it and see the statistic as reported by Google Analytics for this blog.

Since Google is going to retire the AdSense Referrals program during the last week of August 2008 soon, the above 3 referral ads have been removed from this blog by now. Anyhow, I still strongly recommend them to you because they are really good products.

Hint: Click on the "Older Posts" link to continue reading, or click here for a listing of all my past 3 months articles.