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TRG Talk - Talent Management: the Power of Positive Thinking

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On May 30th, following the success of "Leading Yourself" series of knowledge sharing seminars, TRG International held the TRG Talk - Talent Management with the topic "Positive Thinking - Transforming Individuals for Business Success". With the presentation of Mr. Tran Do Dang Khoa - Business Development Manager of Talent Development, TRG International, attendees had gained a lot of useful knowledge of how to become a positive leader and the impact of positivity on the business.

Read more: Talent Management – What Organisations Can Learn from Top Sport Teams

Why do we need to think positively and how to do it?

TRG Talk - Talent Management: the Power of Positive Thinking

Firstly, we need to understand "Why do we need positive thinking?". The answer for this question can be explained by Jack Canfield’s written formula, which was mentioned in his book “The Success Principles”:

E + R = O

(E: Event, R: Response, O: Outcome)

R is directly proportional to O, for example, if we respond positively to the events happening in our lives, the results will be equally remarkable. Thus, positive thinking is a necessary element to help us to do that.

The second question we should think about is “How do we build positive thinking?”. For this question, Mr. Khoa shared some of his personal tips:

  • Step 1: Choose to live positively
  • Step 2: Be aware of the negativity and block it
  • Step 3: Find the positivity

For individuals, you can find positivity in every single simple thing you do every day, such as: improving and re-organising your outlook/mailbox, having a healthy lifestyle by doing exercises or eating healthy food, feeding your mind with happy memories and visualising your success, making time to relax, rewarding your efforts, connecting to positive people, reading inspirational books, joining inspirational events & social groups, etc.

TRG Talk - Talent Management: the Power of Positive Thinking

For businesses, positive thinking plays a critical role because it can directly affect the company's performance and growth. In order to create a positive workplace environment, business owners and managers can: 

  • Make positive thinking the foundation for your business mindset
  • Attract positive people
  • Keep the momentum
  • Amplify the positive thinking

Mr. Khoa also emphasised that positive thinking goes a long way in attracting people with positive approach. When you, as a leader, are positive in your approach, people will automatically look up to you for inspiration. A negative frame of mind can easily lead to loss of productivity, with people become more focused on staying in their comfort zone rather than focusing on going beyond their 100%. This is where the power of positive mind actually of great help.

Read more: Understanding Company Culture and Its Importance in Talent Acquisition

TRG Talk - Talent Management: the Power of Positive Thinking

The seminar closed with the sharing from participants about the actions their company has taken to endorse positive thinking and how they plan to embrace it more after this sharing. 

For more photos from the Talk, please click HERE

About TRG Talk

TRG Talk is a series of events co-organised by TRG International and PJ’s Coffee Vietnam in order to promote the latest trends in the IT industry and the HR world, as well as tips and trick in improving your project management skills.

About TRG Talk – Talent

Is your organisation caught in various problems revolve around talent management? Are you actively looking for ways to efficiently as well as effectively recruit and retain talented staff? TRG Talk - Talent series is a platform where all leaders can openly share their experience in managing talents, how to create and maintain a healthy working environment where everyone of any background, belief, and identity can work harmoniously.

TRG Talk - Talent is held every fourth Wednesday of the month.


Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don’t really stop to think about what it means or how to use it. Critical thinking means making reasoned judgments that are logical and well-thought out. It is a way of thinking in which you don’t simply accept all arguments and conclusions you are exposed to but rather have an attitude involving questioning such arguments and conclusions.

In reality, as an entrepreneur, you make decisions every day that affect the success of your products, the loyalty of your employees, and the overall health of your business. But when you think through a problem, your thought process is naturally colored by biases, such as your point of view and your assumptions about the situation. If you let your biases drive your thought process and overlook blind spots in your logic, you’ll unwittingly make decisions filled with holes. For that reason, nowadays critical thinking can be seen as a tool for busy leaders to develop their own thinking skills and guide their people in creative problem solving, improving productivity, and realising potential opportunities.

Join TRG Talk – Talent Management in June this and be a part of the discussion on “Critical Thinking –  Achieving Business Goals” 


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