Anita Lai

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Be Seen as a Leader

You’ve been assigned to a new cross-divisional task force, and the first meeting is today. Managers from across the company are gathered in a conference room at headquarters; colleagues from international offices are participating via conference call and Skype. The CEO, there just to oversee the …

20 ways to create a sense of urgency

Regardless of what people aim to achieve, whether in sport, business or otherwise; those who set themselves apart from the rest, maintain a sense of …

CIOs

Stats and Curiosities

Publication Date: <b>October 15, 2013</b><p>Fascinating stats... useful tips... entertaining topics. Did you know that to make a task seem easier, all you have to do is lean back a little? Or that retail salespeople who mimic the way their customers speak and behave end up selling more? If you like stats like …

Weird

An Unexpected Lesson from Mandela: Why Context Matters

During this time of global contemplation on the deep legacy of Nelson Mandela, I realized I have my own connection to this “giant of history,” which traces back to those heady days of South Africa in 1994. What did I learn from him? Business cannot be left alone to be just business, and, as I …

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity

No One Actually Wants You to Be Creative<p>Inside the Box<p>Slate<p>Americans love to give lip service to creativity, celebrating imaginative artists and innovators and calling for “out of the box” ideas. Yet when we encounter creativity in real time — before we know whether an unusual or outlandish idea …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

Executives Ignore Valuable Employee Actions that They Can’t Measure

Does better data mean better employee performance and organizational outcomes? That’s the implication of the current emphasis on big data and the use of metrics in HR, but the answer isn’t an easy “yes.”<p>To see what I mean, consider your local schools. When teachers are evaluated and paid on the …

Are We Networking, or Is This a Date?

I go out on a lot of “dates” with all people of all ages. Sometimes groups of them — lunch dates, “mind meld” dates, coffee dates. Couldn’t tell you what we’re melding; it’s mostly a brainstorm with more jargon thrown in. But it’s fair to say most of my “dates” are about work. Or so I think.<p>In this …

Why You Should Treat Laughter as a Metric

I was following the same yoga video I had followed more than 30 times in the past. Because I know the routine well, I usually have little trouble breathing rhythmically through the postures, feeling the subtleties of each movement, and sliding gently into a mind-body meditation.<p>This time, though, …

What to Do When Praise Makes You Uncomfortable

Not long ago, my mentor and friend, Warren Bennis, gave me a very generous unsolicited compliment. I hemmed and hawed and went on about how he didn’t need to say that and really it was nothing. Warren in his loving, but not suffering foolishness (or false modesty) manner, stopped me and said, …

You Can Get Some Big Things Done When It’s Not All About You

There was a lunch held last week in New York to celebrate one of the most important American business leaders of the past half-century. It started off conventionally enough: the host and four prominent speakers recounted the deeds and impact of the honoree, at some length.<p>When they had finished, …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

Advertising, Marketing, Media, Digital, PR News & more

Premium<p>Premium<p>Singapore's Economic Development Board launched an industry transformation map at the new APAC headquarters of Dentsu Aegis …

3 New Ways To Craft Compelling Stories With Social Media

Three social media giants have released new features that will change the way you interact with your audience.<p>Visual storytelling is a hot marketing trend right now, and social media platforms are incorporating new features that support image-driven marketing. Facebook has steadily been making …

Infographics

90% of marketers are looking for job switches

In a study done by specialist marketing recruitment consultancy EMR, 90% of marketing professionals across Asia said they were looking for a new …

Marketing

Hong Kong’s top 10 talent trends for 2014

Working out which Big Data skills are actually needed and better understanding of social media as a channel are just two of the top talent trends …

Hong Kong

8 digital trends for 2014

<b># 1: Data Rocks the Socks Off Comms.</b><p>The year 2014 will be the year when communications and public relations truly come of age as data-endorsed …

Public Relations

The Capitol of Social Media

Written by Bob Carver on 29 January 2018.<p>Back at the start of October, when I got back from the Inbound 17 conference, I wrote a blog post on the …

Leaders, be yourself ... but carefully

Key Trends for 2014: Always On Means Always Social

In an always-on world, mobile devices are always at-hand as consumers move from screen to screen, according to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital …

Trends

CMO 2014: Brand Experience Will Matter First Before Content Marketing

The current logo for We’re Experiencing Technical Difficulties (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>For many Chief Marketing Officers and marketing leaders, …

Marketing

Kevin Systrom, Instagram's man of vision, now eyes up world domination

The man who sold his photo-sharing app to Facebook for $1bn at the age of 28 talks about his continuing ambition for Instagram<p>Kevin Systrom might be the luckiest man in technology. That's not to say he hasn't worked extremely hard, but the stars have aligned in an astonishing way for Instagram, the …