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
Everyone wants to be successful. One often talks about how someone has made it big, or that he struck gold because he found success by exploiting something so darn obvious that you could only see it in retrospect. We hear buyouts and acquisitions that conclude in the millions and you get envious of the freshly … Continue reading Finding Your Success
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
Consider the picture below: For those unfamiliar with the Chinese language, the English translation is below: "When one reaches middle age, their life is just like the Journey to the West; (They experience) the pressure faced by of Wukong the Monkey; (Posess) the figure of Bajie the Pig, the hairstyle of Wujing the Sand Demon; … Continue reading Storytelling and Analogies
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?
Sometimes the mantle of leadership must be passed down and leaders must have full trust in their subordinates.
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.
Sometimes people sweat over the details of what they need to do; but instead of doing that, we must always ask ourselves the reason why we are doing it. If it is really that important or critical, one will find the way how to accomplish it.
“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
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