Thought Leadership

A Brand New Lease of Life

A Brand New Lease of Life

Now, more than ever, brands must evolve their business models faster to stay relevant. And if you intend to do so, here is how you can begin to give your brand a new lease of life.

Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on Business, Strategies for Companies

Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on Business, Strategies for Companies

The talk by Dr Paolo Frizzi on the larger global context of the 4th Industrial Revolution and to further present what we learned at Consulus: that is, how businesses today are becoming extraordinary places where change can be developed and applied. From this point of advantage, business leaders can have a direct role to positively affect this economic shift, in a way, never before experienced in this scale.

Organize for the Future Good

Organize for the Future Good

Since 2013 it has become clear to us, that companies must be more than just beneficiaries of the economic system and contribute to making it better through our work. So being voices and actors for the future good is even more critical today.

A New Type of Consultant for an Age of Disruption

A New Type of Consultant for an Age of Disruption

The traditional role of being domain experts no longer suffices and consultants must remain flexible and open to other alternate routes to success. Instead of merely instructing clients, it is imperative that consultants take on a listening role and deeply understand their genuine needs.

World Cities Summit: Unity for Liveable and Sustainable Cities

World Cities Summit: Unity for Liveable and Sustainable Cities

The Columnist talks to Mr. Larry Ng, currently serving as Managing Director of World Cities Summit, and Group Director (Architecture & Urban Design Excellence) at Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Singapore to find out more about the current pressing urban issues and what should be done to make cities more liveable and sustainable.

A conversation about PlaceCORE with Chee Yung, Karthik Karkal and Helena Pham

A conversation about PlaceCORE with Chee Yung, Karthik Karkal and Helena Pham

In order to find out more on what the stakeholders believe that this partnership and PlaceCORE could potentially achieve and what the future holds for the two companies and the communities involved, The Columnist held a conversation with 3 key executives who have and will be much involved in the formulation and implementation of the PlaceCORE design and framework processes.

War at Work

War at Work

Conflict at work erodes trust, commitment, and loyalty. It is the No.1 productivity killer as everyone works based on assumptions which are not accurate and it slows down corporate initiatives. It’s time to design your business to end it.

A Vietnamese Strategy for an Open World

A Vietnamese Strategy for an Open World

If Vietnamese companies want to compete on an equal footing as a new wave of competition appears on the horizon, then it is a matter of choice and not about the environment.

Have an open heart to accept criticism

Have an open heart to accept criticism

The challenge is, how do we keep ourselves from clamming up whenever people criticize us. Think positive, at least the person cares enough to offer his/her feedback.

So You Think You Are Ready to Innovate

So You Think You Are Ready to Innovate

Innovation is a long journey that will involve many episodes of failures, fears and false starts. Here are some 3 essential elements, on how to take a realistic approach so as to reap sustained results from the process.

Empty your judgement before you speak

Empty your judgement before you speak

If we seek to be meaningful innovators then we have to remain open and empty our judgement before we speak. Here is a reflection to help you build a culture of openness to innovation and creativity.

Why Succession Plans Rarely Succeed

Why Succession Plans Rarely Succeed

Most succession plans are too idealistic, burdened by unrealistic expectations thus designed to fail. Here is how you can avoid this approach.

Making Dialogue Work

Making Dialogue Work

The current global movement of dialogue is in a dire need for innovation to become more effective to overcome stalemates in the politics, business and religion.