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This section is a combination of published newspaper & magazine articles as well as our opinions on current management/business topics. We welcome your feedback!

 
Enron's Corporate Values Mess
As the Enron debacle demonstrates‚ lofty corporate values are meaningless and add little value‚ unless employees are willing to practice them‚ writes Larry Chao.

In the wake of Enron Corp's spectacu .. 7197 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Challenge of Managing Upward
Managing upward goes beyond following orders and obeying your boss. To meet today's business challenges‚ subordinates need to take a more active role in catalyzing and driving change‚ writes Larry Chao.

H .. 9228 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Pitfalls of Too Much Board Involvement in Strategy
Too much involvement by the board of directors in strategic planning may compromise its oversight role‚ or lead to a breakdown between strategy and execution‚ writes Larry Chao.

As takeovers‚ global .. 12712 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Quality Consulting Goes Beyond Giving Advice
Larry Chao explores why even the best consulting solutions might not be suitable if clients do not share a deep understanding of the nature of the solution and the implementation challenges.

Whether it is strategy co .. 8296 read, 224 comment .. [More]
 
 
'Yes Men' an Obstacle to Change
To drive innovation‚ companies must cultivate work cultures that encourage employees to speak up and challenge the status quo‚ writes Larry Chao.

As organisations reinvent themselves to cope with the twists and turns of a shaky glo .. 9452 read, 27 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Challenge of Leading the Revolution
Larry Chao discusses the leadership challenges of implementing the insightful ideas in management guru Gary Hamel's new book Leading the Revolution.

With change raging rampant through both old and new economies&sbquo .. 59562 read, 358 comment .. [More]
 
 
Competitive Work Culture for the New Economy
Larry Chao discusses how world-class corporations are changing their work cultures to cope with the opportunities and threats of the New Economy.

In the fast-changing New Economy‚ speed and proper execution oft .. 5099 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Perils of 360-Degree Feedback
Larry Chao comments on the dangers of 360-degree feedback when it is used as part of the formal performance appraisal process.

As organizations search for ways of changing corporate culture and building leadership ta .. 5379 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Importance of Risk-Taking and Delegation
For many businesses in Thailand‚ the challenge of recovering from the economic crisis involves more than charting a bold new vision forward. It requires breaking away from past behaviours and management hierarchies that stifle risk-taking and d .. 507 read, 4936 comment .. [More]
 
 
New Careers for Old-Timers
So you think the Thai economy has bottomed out and your job is safe? Think again. As businesses restructure and the pressures to perform increase‚ the chances of de-railing your career are greater than ever. And for middle-agers‚ who have .. 6487 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Organization Change Imperatives in China
As a weakening Japanese yen pressures China to devalue the yuan‚ we hear reassuring words from centralbank officials that the country is committed to maintaining currency levels. Sound familiar? A little over a year ago‚ similar words wer .. 7748 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Conducting Outstanding 360 Degree Feedback
Constructive criticism of one's boss can work wonders with his ability to lead‚ says Larry Chao.

"Mirror‚ mirror on the wall‚ who's the fairest of them all?"10688 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
ARTICLE: How to Use Consultants Effectively (REDUX!!)
For years‚ Brad Westwood had been advising clients on strategy‚ productivity and building competencies. As a partner for a general management consultancy‚ Brad had helped grow his business from a start-up in New York to a global pra .. 78861 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
How Corporate Cultures Must Change
In a sense‚ the current economic crisis couldn't have come at a better time. What it provides businesses in Thailand - and not a moment too soon - is an opportunity to enact change that so called re-engineering programs failed to do in the past .. 10342 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Lessons From Arthur Andersen: Misguided Incentives the Real Problem
While the search for answers to ensure professional services firms provide clients with objective‚ quality services continues‚ the real solution may be to change their incentives and compensation practices‚ writes Larry Chao.

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