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Dr Thun is one of the foremost experts on dissecting complex management and business models and cascading them for easy implementation by companies across different industries. His innovative B.A.S.E. model has inspired numerous organizations to transform.

He’s the author of the Brain-Based Leadership book series (2013-2016), a bestselling The Leadership Journey (2018) and a regular newspaper columnist. In 2015, Dr Thun was the recipient of World HRD Congress’s “Global Coaching Leadership Award” and named “Consultant of the Year” by the Ministry of Industry, Thailand.

Dr Thun began his career at the Boston Consulting Group before holding a series of management positions at global pharmaceutical companies including Merck Ltd and Colgate Palmolive. He joined the Slingshot Group in 2009 as a Principal Partner, where he specialised in neuroscience of leadership, leading change, strengths-based development, strategic thinking and executive coaching. Over the decades, he has worked with over 100 national & international companies including Nestle, HSBC, Biersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myer Squibb and BMW.

Dr Thun grew up in Thailand and currently lives in KL, Malaysia. He spent 16 years in three continents and holds MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including an ExMSc in neuroleadership. His passion is to help leaders use what we know about the brain to unleash people’s potential.

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Innovating Inside-Out: Why It’s Important to Join the Movement

I was recently interviewed by StarBiz about Iclif’s new programme offering called ‘Innovating Inside-Out’. The well-written piece by Zunaira Saieed…

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Overcoming the Innovation Stigma: Here’s How to Do It…

To be an innovator, you must constantly be asking the question: “What doesn’t make sense?”. Mine was: “Why is innovation…

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How do I Want to be Remembered?

The 21st Century is an era of the brain. One of the Nobel Prizes given in 2014 was to a…

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Get Your Employees a Think Buddy to Capture Innovation

What happened the last time you had a crazy idea? Who did you talk to? What did they say? Here…

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Want to Innovate Faster? Focus on the Cream not the Cone

Focus on The Cream Not The Cone (FoCre) means to forgo the conventional model of Talent Acquiring and move towards…

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Space Noodle

“Another one!” A man in clothes mottled with stains yelled above the congregation. His hand clutched a wrinkled bill as…

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How to Work with an Autocratic Leader

In the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Book Open Source Leadership (2017, McGraw-Hill), Rajeev Peshawaria and the Iclif Leadership and Governance…

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Great to Good

Yes, you read it right. The title of this piece is ‘Great to Good’. I’m going to talk about how,…

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BECOMING THE 1%: Leading in the Age of Possibilities

21st Century is an era of fear and hope Have you ever heard of the 20/80 Rule or 80/20 Rule?…

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What to do if You still have 60 Years Left After Retirement?

A growing trend of the ‘Rich and Lost’ population in the Open Source era Is it possible to be ‘rich’…

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Why Leaders Should Think Twice Before Saying ‘We Are Family’!

Is it always a good thing for people in the organisation to be like a family? “I don’t want us…

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The Power of Propinquity

If you love something; set it free If it comes back, then it’s yours forever If it doesn’t, then it…

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The Best Way to Create Your Desired Culture: Walk the Talk!

“I won’t allow it!” Kurt Herwald, a 38-year old former weightlifter CEO of Stevens Aviation said emphatically. “That is our…

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Playing with Fire

Want to energize your team? Light a fire under them. Literally. “We must be Motorola; or get out.” Lee Kun…

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Are You Popcorned

“If you’ve been doing the same thing for more than 2 years, then you might as well be in a…

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What Can You do with a Grape?

The future depends on leaders getting more from ourselves and our people. “What can you do with a single grape?”…

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