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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.

Failure to communicate

Failure to communicate: A view from the top on the matter of communication By David Lim, for CFO Magazine A Hollywood version of the tragic events of perhaps the best know tragedy on Mt Everest has hit our movie screens of late. Based on the 1996 tragedy where eight people died in a single storm…

What does living in a VUCA world mean?

What does living in a VUCA world mean? By David Lim for CFO Magazine A comment that United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld made in 2002 has been often quoted. Rumsfeld stated: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are…

The Singapore Story, part 2: Where Lee Kuan Yew got it wrong

By David Lim In April’s edition of this blog, I wrote about how Singapore’s current success was owed, in no small part to its indefatigable first Prime Minister, and much admired statesman, the now late Lee Kuan Yew. Over the decades, many have come to admire the success story of this small island, devoid of…

The Singapore Story: Four Things Lee Kuan Yew Got Right

The Singapore Story: Four key things Lee Kuan Yew Got Right By David Lim for CFO Magazine Just recently, Singapore lost its first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Though retired from the Singapore Cabinet since 2011, the enormous influence Lee Kuan Yew, or LKY as he was often referred to, led to massive national mourning…

Dealing with Difficult People

You may know this person: they are demanding, want things done yesterday, and on occasion can be totally uncooperative and sneaky. Often, they take the credit for your work. This could be your boss, your peer or just another colleague with whom you work. Many times off and on the mountain, I have asked myself…

36 hours in the life of a leadership speaker

I thought I would share for the first, and possibly only time here, a peek into 36 hours in the life of a professional speaker/expert; and then share some self-leadership lessons I have learnt along the way. You can scroll all the way down for these if you don’t want to read the whole post.…

Six Ways To Improve Organisational Morale with Less

Organisations are squeezed to cut costs in present economic times, and yet meet their targets. How do you do this, and still maintain staff morale? Here are some quick tips of how do so without alienating staff or over-stressing them. 1) Spend Lavishly, Save Ruthlessly: Your total expenditure on matters relating to benefits and staff…

Six Ways To Improve Organisational Morale with Less

Organisations are squeezed to cut costs in present economic times, and yet meet their targets. How do you do this, and still maintain staff morale? Here are some quick tips of how do so without alienating staff or over-stressing them. 1) Spend Lavishly, Save Ruthlessly: Your total expenditure on matters relating to benefits and staff…

Videos of David Lim’s most asked for motivational presentations!

David Lim interviewed on a national television chat show in January — talking about his experiences and thoughts about bouncing back from setbacks ( 5 minutes, edited) David Lim and Everest Motivation Team’s year in review 2014 video ( 40 seconds) — Thank you for your business and support! Delighted to motivate, and help you…

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