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David Lim is  best known for leading the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition, and is now a leading motivational speaker. Since 1999, he has helped organizations build teams and grow leaders in 30 countries and 71 cities – and still counting! Send him a note today by Contact Us or subscribe to a no-cost leadership e-newsletter.

Lessons from the World Cup

By David Lim, CSP, GSF In Dec 1991, during the Balkan wars a cattle herder called Luka was caught by a group of Serbian militiamen; marched off with several others and summarily executed for not being a Serb.  His home was torched, and his surviving family became refugees in Croatia. Why this story interested me…

How to find your narrative

Finding the Narrative By David Lim – originally published in CFO Magazine I’ve covered a range of leadership topics for 15+ years; but one that does stand out in popularity and application is the topic of presentation skills. One of the hardest things to do when making a presentation where a large amount of data…

The Executive Tune up

The Executive Tune-up for the year By David Lim, CSP If you’re a car owner and like driving and have an appreciation for automotive stuff; don’t you make sure the car’s maintained well, give the right fluids and oils so that it runs as it should? The same goes for cycling enthusiasts and how to…

The “hero’s journey” is your journey

The Hero’s Journey is your journey On a very normal Saturday at 912am tiny island state of Singapore, a young man created history. By being the first Singaporean to win an Olympic gold medal. Joseph Schooling not only won the men’s 100-metres butterfly stroke swimming event, he beat  his childhood hero and most be-medalled Olympian…

Marshall Goldsmith’s 7 Lessons on Success

Marshall Goldsmith’s 7 Lessons for Success: An evening with Marshall Goldsmith, or drinking from a firehose He came across right away like Kentucky bourbon, with a smooth opening about his background, and then, a fiery kick later on as he got into the core of his ideas and future plans. Marshall was in Singapore recently,…

A Trainload of Trouble

A Trainload of trouble   A recent news story that reads like a tale of espionage in otherwise staid and somewhat boring corporate Singapore has caught the attention of global media. Concerned by possible defects In a multi-million dollar manufacturing deal between a Chinese-Japanese consortium that is building trains for Hong Kong’s underground rail system,…

The fine line between success and failure

The fine line between success and failure: 3 tips in helping you redefine success By David Lim  for CFO Magazine This year’s main climbing season for Everest has ended. Each year, like the Olympics, it brings its own set of dramas, stories and tragedies. Ten years ago this Spring, two men were given up as…

Making a Golden Presentation

By David Lim, Chief Motivation Officer “There were five powerful lessons about presenting and influencing that I took back, and worth sharing here” On a recent visit to Western Australia, I took a tour of the Perth Mint. The mint used to mint the coins in circulation in the old days but is now largely…

Five Steps to Create your Best Kickoff

By David Lim Tired of the usual annual, corporate kickoff format and outcomes? Consider the following five steps in which you can help create the best kickoff you’ve had yet for your team or organization. How do I know? For the past decade, I’ve been engaged in not only about 60 keynotes each year that…

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