International CEO Conference in Sabah: Speaking on “Talent Management and High Performing Organisations”

There were 500 CEOs that attended this conference.

I was one of the speakers, speaking on Talent Management and High Performing Organisations. It was the last session, and took place just before the PM arrived.

The session was reduced to 10 minutes but still, I think I managed to get my message across:

– We are living in times where many organisations experience a talent and a leadership gap

– Still, a large number of executives and even identified high performers is disgrundled and willing to leave. A statistic from Gallup even says that up to 70% of employees hate their jobs (without indicating the country, but probably US)

– Employees start off highly engaged in a job but their engagement level drops over time

– This drop of engagement results in a huge bottomline loss for those companies

– Initiatives by organisations to boost morale and performance do not result in dramatic performance improvements

There are a couple of reasons why employees are in such situation. Starting off with the normal feeling of uncertainty over their jobs, it oftentimes boils down to the treatment of employees in their day-to-day endeavour.

How do employees feel when they are not recognised by their colleagues, or superiors? Or, when they have the feeling that the boss is not treating them the way the boss usually does.

Now, I am not apologising low performance. But as a boss, or colleague or a friend, we all have our preference for one person over another.

It simply is easier to recognise a person that we like over a person that we don’t like. Our speech patterns are different, we look longer, we interact more often and we search more contact.

However, there are times, when we are bogged down, stressed, or something happens outside of work and we drag this into the work environment. It is then and here, when we send out mixed messages and may be influence others negatively, even if not purposely.

Someone who is sensitive or looks for external feedback will feel these vibes and become bothered by it. Result – productivity sinks. Gallup reports that this “ailing workforce is costing employers more than US$350 billion dollars in lost productivity.” What a number – think about that!!!


Andreas is the founder of Asia Mind Dynamics and a certified trainer of internationally recognised certification programmes:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP),
  • NLP Coach Training with the Coaching Division of ABNLP,
  • The Words That Change Minds -Language and Behaviour Profile of which he also is one of 17 Global Master Trainers
  • Creating Your Future Coaching™ Techniques at the Masters Level with the International Timeline Therapy Association
  • Hypnosis with the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
  • Master Trainer with the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT).

We also train companies to achieve higher performance especially through our signature programmes on Leadership, Sales and Advanced Communications.

To find out more about us or our programme and what makes us so very different as trainer and coaches, send an email to andreas.dorn AT or contact us at +6012 287 5048.

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