Why We Have Holidays

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

Resilience and Wisdom

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

Leaders are Human Too

Despite my lowly rank, I was privileged to attend a senior leadership course (for those interested in knowing, it was J&J HPI) consisting of CEOs and Executive Directors from both private and public sector companies this week. A 2-Day run, this course sought to teach leaders about how to more effectively use their energy throughout … Continue reading Leaders are Human Too

Unplugged – could there be a better way?

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?

Benefits of Storytelling

“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

What yokais can teach us about Empathy

I came across this definition of what empathy meant in "The Book of Yokai" by Michael Dylan Foster and it speaks so true. Empathy is defined here as "the attribution of feelings, of intentionality and agency to somebody/something else, to an other". What it means is that what we think the other person may feel … Continue reading What yokais can teach us about Empathy