The Case for Hong Kong

16th November 2022By Trevor SmithEvents

Yesterday at The Sounding Board, over 60 business leaders were reminded of the long list of compelling reasons why Hong Kong is such a great place to live and work. A big “thank you” to Annie Tsoi, Emma Smith and Dr. Mark Lee for sharing their valuable leadership insights. It was an energising and enriching … Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders

10th September 2022By Trevor SmithEvents

Last week, over fifty business leaders and HR professionals enjoyed a presentation given by Kevin Pereira, MD at Blu Artificial Intelligence. He shared the huge importance and developments in AI, Blockchain and the Metaverse. During the webinar, Kevin shared his insights on the topic and demonstrated how businesses can develop their strategy on how they … Read More

What’s Your Decision Making Style?

8th July 2022By Trevor SmithBulletins

Someone asked me recently “What’s the most important competency of a leader?” I was tempted to say “communication skills” or maybe “resilience” in light of events in recent years. We could debate this for a very long time, but few would disagree that decision making must be up there among the top skills every leader needs. Whatever role … Read More

Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

15th June 2022By Trevor SmithEvents

Over 40 leaders joined Trevor Smith and Stephen Barry at The Sounding Board session on the 7th of June to listen to Hong Kong-based businessman and national-level athlete, Ajmal Samuel. Ajmal’s message of using perseverance and perspective to overcome immense challenges is especially relevant in the difficult times that the world is currently facing. A … Read More

How to Turn Adversity into Business Opportunities

21st April 2022By Trevor SmithBulletins

Over the years, it’s been a privilege to meet some amazing leaders and to learn from their words of wisdom. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from my personal mentor, Ron Hansell. He asked me to memorise this quote: “Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent advantage” … Read More

Diving back into DiveIn

16th October 2021By Trevor SmithEvents

I was delighted to be invited back to address the DiveIn event in Hong Kong on 29th September. It is the third year running I have been involved in the event and this year I presented ‘Empower Every Voice, Including Yours’. Dive In is a global movement within the insurance sector, supporting the development of … Read More

What can we learn from gold medal winners?

12th August 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

It’s been exciting watching the Olympic coverage these last few weeks – just the tonic we needed after the challenges of the last 18 months. But now the games are over, I wonder – what can we learn from the world’s elite athletes and, in particular, the gold medal winners? The question on my mind … Read More

How to Create Psychological Safety for Others

24th June 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

Have you ever wondered why sometimes people just don’t behave the way you expect them to?! Here are a few examples to illustrate what I mean: You’ve just delivered a rabble-rousing motivational team talk – yet nothing much happens afterwards. You write a stunning proposal for a client who verbally agrees to proceed  – but … Read More