I went on a holiday over the Deepavali weekend. As I was happily enjoying myself, I started to think how much change and unfamiliarity one has to experience during the holiday. People usually don't like change and often avoid doing things that are unfamiliar or possible dangerous. Yet during holidays you get heaps of these, … Continue reading Why We Have Holidays
Have your colleagues or bosses made you mad? What had been the trigger? Was it something they said? Was there a change in leadership style? Was it something that they did? Learn to take a step back first to discover why they did what they did. Avoid jumping to conclusions and see if clarifications need … Continue reading Resilience and Wisdom
Have you often heard this phrase, "my thoughts and prayers are with you"? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your recipient of the message? In the comic above, a person is seen drowning but is provided with nothing but a quote of goodwill and sympathy. Have you encountered these well-wishing … Continue reading Do Something
Sometimes the other party may be right too. It all depends on the perspective that you adopt. In the Star Wars narrative, the Empire and one of its most famous character, Darth Vader are portrayed as the evil ones. However if you view them in a different perspective, the answer may not be always so … Continue reading Perspectives
For those who've been hiding under a rock, about 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics and polyclinics from May 1, 2015 to July 4, 2018 have had their non-medical personal particulars illegally accessed and copied. The data taken include name, NRIC number, address, gender, race and date of birth. As a result, … Continue reading Unplugged – could there be a better way?
Compassion = Empathy + Action Compassion is a Think-Feel-Act process. It starts with your thoughts. Without action, compassion is just empathy. Without empathy, actions are without heart.
“Stories can help activate a sense of purpose by connecting you to the people you’re creating for.” - NEIL STEVENSON, IDEO Alum / Former IDEO Portfolio Director Humans are emotional creatures. Storytelling is important because it is effective at teaching in a way that people can easily remember, and at helping people relate to one … Continue reading Benefits of Storytelling
Change entails risk-taking.