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Supporting a good cause in Indonesia

Category : Making An Impact

What a blessing to be able to provide financial support to the Palembang Bible School in Indonesia to improve their facilities for the hundreds of students that attend every year. We hope to continue to make an impact to those who need help. It is more blessed to give than to receive!


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The impact of local culture to HRM in Singapore

Category : HR Champion

Culture can be defined as what a group of people share in their beliefs and what they regard as of importance or of value. The results from Hofstede Insights (2019) show a marked difference in Singapore cultural values and United Kingdom/United States cultural values (please see diagram below). The researchers of Hofstede Insights attribute this phenomenon greatly on emphasis in Singapore on the stability of society. The consequences are the centralization of power in the organization with employees obedient to the managers/bosses and a relationship which is formal with limited direct communication and information sharing. Harmony and stability is maintained through self-restraint, avoidance of open conflicts and disrespectful communication like honest painful feedback or open disagreement with authority figures. The scores also show that Singapore society values more the softer values of achieving consensus and harmony. Conflicts are avoided and behaviour at open discussions is carefully guarded with emphasis on being humble and showing modesty. The scores reveal that Singapore society shows very low tolerance of uncertainty and the preference for rules and structure.

Source: L. Lawrence, The impact of local culture and context on human resource management (HRM) in Singapore , Dissertation submitted to The University of Salford for the degree of MSc in Human Resource Management and Development (2019).

Source: Hofstede Insights (2019). Country Comparison Report. (online) Available at https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/singapore,the-uk,the-usa

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Thanks for the encouragement

Category : The Purpose Formula

One of the most of encouraging things is to receive a great testimony from one of our participants. We are so pleased that you have been inspired and encouraged by the Power of Purpose program!


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Supporting a Dream in Cambodia

Category : Courage For Life

It is a great privilege to provide financial support to Wisdom Nest School in Baray Cambodia through the donation of a classroom and equipment for a computer lab. May the facilities bless and bring encouragement to the students from the villages around the school. This is a dream worth supporting!


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Inspiring children

Category : The Purpose Formula

It was such a joy to be in Phnom Penh Cambodia to inspire the young children at Kent Ridge International School to discover their life purpose. Their smiles were an encouragement to us.


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Encouraging one another

Category : The Purpose Formula

One of the greatest blessing is to receive testimonies from participants of workshops organized by Add Courage. Thanks to Leo for his encouragement and positive testimony!


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Building young leaders in Indonesia

Category : Making An Impact

It is deeply rewarding to be involved in leadership development in the Palembang Bible School in Indonesia. May they all grow up and develop into great and fearless leaders!


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Global HR model

Category : HR Champion

As multi-national corporations expanded and grew in increasing number of countries , five key factors (termed as organizational drivers) were identified to be significant in building a model of global HR (GHR). The model shows how HRM is linked to the organizational drivers through various HR enablers and processes resulting in specific organizational outcomes.


Source: Brewster, C., Sparrow, P., and Harris, H. (2005). Towards a new model of globalizing HRM. The International Journal of Human Resource Management Group,

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Building leaders for the future

Category : Making An Impact

One of the most rewarding things that Add Courage does is the building of leaders for the future like the workshop session held at London School of Business and Finance¬†in Singapore. The sky’s the limit!


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Dave Ulrich HR Model

Category : HR Champion

The Dave Ulrich HR Model helps us to understand and organise the HR function in our company. HR leaders and professionals will find it a useful reference in their respective organizations especially in today’s competitive business environment.

Source: mettl.com