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
I went to a funeral wake of a lady who used to deliver Yakult to my home today. She passed away due to an accident - details were sketchy as all they knew was that she fell down a flight of stairs while out on delivery. Because it happened at a secluded spot in the … Continue reading What is your Life Goal?
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 ever worked for a small company where your co-workers felt more like family, and your work environment was based on trust? Or maybe you've always wanted to work in a place like that? Clan control refers to the values and beliefs of an organization that operates more like a family than a company. … Continue reading Organisations as Clans
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
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
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
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
Trust is the foundation that relationships are built upon.