Why you should Digitalize & Automate your business

In spite of government initiatives to encourage digitalization including funding support, about half of Singaporean SMEs have yet to respond positively to digitalization. And less than half of SMEs...

Coaching vs Interrogation

“Coaches asked a lot of questions, don’t they?” A friend responded when I told him about my decision to embark on a coaching career. He continued, “A friend was asked to...

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Traumatic Stress

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Traumatic Stress By Dr Douglas Kong   When your company goes through a very rough patch, such as that of a calamity or disaster, or when there are...

996 is a Culture of Overtime

Jack Ma created controversy recently by his comments lauding overtime work and rejecting prospective employees looking for a 9 to 5 job. “To be...

Book Review: Trauma and Organizations

Trauma and Organizations edited by Earl Hopper, New International Library of Group Analysis, Karnac, 2012. This book of essays by a team of 18 group analysts, psychoanalysts, and organizational consultants from Europe,...

How The Alpha Group can help your business thrive

SME business owners are essentially alone when it comes to the crucial decisions and crunch times about their businesses. I was at the Singapore Chinese of Commerce Annual Conference just yesterday...

Can HR Managers Create A Successful Employer Brand?

Nobody can exactly pinpoint as to where and when the term Employer Brand originated from – but over the years it has become clear that this term is not going to...

Coaching in Asia – Mind over Matter on Stigma

What is coaching? Eminent coach Jeffrey T Sooey; President of JTS has categorically stated being a coach is NOT equivalent to being a consultant, guru, expert, psychologist or friend. This is...

Why Scaling Up and Digitalization Fails

Startup businesses ought to grow in size and complexity. The expression of the business founders’ passion to meet a need in the marketplace, it should in theory grow as...

The Significance of Digital Transformation

Not too long ago, we were talking about disruptive innovation. As more and more businesses began their journey in innovation aided by technology, this has now become the trend,...