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One life transforming question

by David Lim, CSP, GSF [ originally published in CFO magazine] People tend to fall backwards into a swimming pool, or off a mountain. In my case, I fell backwards into my business, and from that perspective, knowing what coaching question, or questions to ask in decisive moments in your life and business really matter.…

How to “Imagineer” your future in six steps

Imagineering your future By David Lim for CFO magazine I was seeking some mid week inspiration. And then my newsfeed on Facebook had a fascinating article on Srikanth Bolla. If you are based in India, you might be more familiar with his story. Srikanth runs, amongst other things Bollant Industries, a successful company with US$4…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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