The first time I visited Ko Samui some 20 years ago, I saw this interesting advertisement while traveling from the airport to my hotel, “We have Thai Hospitality and Swiss Management”. The Thais are well known for their Service Excellence, Service Mindset and Service Hospitality and the Swiss well known for their Effectiveness, Efficiency in […]
The desire for self-improvement and self-fulfilment is what Maslow would call ‘SelfActualisation’. This quest for continuous improvement and learning is what Covey terms, ‘Sharpening the Saw’. In Learning Organisation, it is called ‘Personal Mastery’ or in John Maxwell’s words, ‘Raising the Lid’. How can I do this? I propose 2 approaches to Learning: i) ‘Inside-Out” […]
Don’t interrupt other people’s sentences. People go to therapists because they feel no one is listening to them. Give friends, family, & co-workers that respect. They’ll be amazed & relationships will benefit. Make peace with imperfections. Life is rarely as you want it to be. The sooner you accept, the better. When you die, your […]
Some time back, I shared with Eugene Loh in 93.8 Live, “A Slice of Life” about the 4 stages in life i.e. i) Struggle; ii) Success; iii) Significance & iv) Surrender & how I suspect that these 4 stages are not linear. Learning to surrender, let go, trust & go with the flow may actually […]
In Jim Collin’s book, “Good to Great: why some companies make the leap…and others don’t”, there is a chapter titled, “Confront the Brutal Truth”. Is it important to confront the truth? The Bible says that “The Truth will set you Free”. However, facing the truth is not easy. Why? Because The Truth can be Brutal! […]
Following poem entitled “Grammar” on how to live life for your reading pleasure: Live in the active voice, rather than the passive.Think more about what you happen than what ishappening to you. Live in the indicative mood, rather than in the subjunctive.Be concerned with things as they are, rather than as theymight be Live in […]
Many of you have heard of the story of the 3 little pigs who decided one day that they should each build a house to protect themselves from the big bad wolf. The 1st pig built the house made of straw, the 2nd pig built a house made of twigs & the 3rd pig built […]
What are “Shadow, Fears & Pain” and how do we cope with them? Before coping with them, we must know how they originate, where they reside & their likely impact on us.
I first chanced upon the poem, “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann written in 1927, some thirty years ago. Whether it was thirty years ago or now, the poem still has an enticing & calming effect on me.