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Five key leadership questions you should be asking this year

Five key leadership questions you should be asking this year By David Lim for CFO Magazine’s Leaders View We’re a short few weeks into the new year, and depending on your organisation’s financial year, most of us will be looking forward to the latest news, trends and issues that will matter most to us this…

Self-Assurance – Why Self-Esteeming Alone Doesn’t Really Work

Self-esteem could be defined as: What our unconscious believes to be true about how worthy, lovable, valuable and capable we are. While self-esteeming techniques such as positive self-talk may have positive effects, more lasting effects can be had if the following is considered: a) Learn to do something well: A huge chunk of self-esteem comes…

Social Media for CXOs in 5 minutes or Less

One of the key rules I teach in our negotiation skills masterclasses is that people negotiating should stop being fixated with positions and look at competing interests and needs. By moving away from positions, we really begin to be able to get the kind of output and results needed for the issue at hand. In…

The White Horizon: Overcoming Setbacks

THE WHITE HORIZON: LESSONS FROM THE DESERT I woke to a slight morning chill, even as the golden orb of the sun had begun to sneak up on us. Outside our maroon and mustard tent, the sky was fast turning a deep blue to a pale gold. Inside, I groaned quietly to myself as I…

Adventures and Lessons from the Mountains of Bhutan

Something Lost, Something Found: Adventures and Lessons from the Mountains of Bhutan. By David Lim, for CFO Magazine, June 2013, and Life Without Limits leadership newsletter Just recently, I was privileged to visit the mountains of Bhutan. As it would take far too long to walk; and unlike the mystical Guru Rinpoche, who rode a…

Negotiation Myths – Busted

Welcome to February 2013′s issue of the leadership e-zine Life without Limits. Solid content for a time-starved executive since 1999. I enjoyed meeting or connecting with you on Linkedin, during or after my Everest/leadership presentations in the past quarter in Singapore, Saigon, Bali and a few other places. This month’s tips and content include negotiation…

A View to Die For?

Above: About 300 climbers on Mount Everest forming a long queue as they trek towards their ultimate goal of reaching the summit. Because there are only a few small windows of four to five days during the spring when climbers can reach the top in relatively good weather, the rush of mountaineers in these periods…

Mountains Aren’t Climbed While Sitting Inside A Tent

Setbacks can happen at anytime, and they have a habit of not giving you any warning. But what matters more is what you do about them that produces a good result. In 2009, we (my climbing partners Grant Rawlinson , and Mohd Rozani) had planned to visit a remote glacier in the Central Tien Shan…

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