Tag Archives: leadership

Humour Can Backfire in the Workplace. Here’s Why

Most would assume that humour would have a positive impact in the office when it comes to bonding with fellow employees or superiors—but the opposite may in fact be true. SMU Asst Prof Jared Nai shares what he's discovered in his research.
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In Conversation with Barack Obama

Tan Xin Hao at Barack Obama event
What are the odds of hearing ex-POTUS Mr Barack Obama speaking live? As luck would have it, SMU Business undergrad Tan Xin Hao found himself presented with this opportunity during his internship at the Bank of Singapore.
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Human Resource Leaders: Making a Great Place to Work?

Professor Richard Smith
How do ‘great’ workplaces manage an almost impossible equilibrium of keeping satisfaction and motivation up, without sacrificing performance? Prof Richard Smith shares the insights behind making a 'Great Place to Work'.
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My SMU Business Freshman Year: Norman Tay

Caught between his interest in two undergrad programme offers, SMU Business freshman Norman Tay had a tough decision to make. At the end of the day, it all came down to planning for the future.
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5 Telltale Signs of an SMU Grad

Spot an SMU grad from a mile away! No matter the industry, an SMU grad is definitely one to look out for. But how can you tell? Here are 5 signs.

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Even as an Undergrad

Aside from aiming for top grades, hone your social skills to get ahead at school, and in life. It's never too early to start with plenty of opportunities for learning how to be a real influencer (not just in the context of social media) right here at SMU.
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Is Human Resources Becoming Less “Human”?

Human Resources' function may primarily be in dealing with people, but that is no excuse to lag behind in the technological revolution. We find out from Prof Rick Smith how the future of HR is changing.
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