We have heard and read so often about how trust is needed to build a strong team. But when we look at one another in the eye during the team meeting, there’s always something amiss. He must be hiding something from me. I do not understand what she is thinking about despite being colleagues for two years. I should hide my mistakes from my boss.
You know what I mean.
Don’t we all secretly wished that there could be better trust among teammates? Or at least, lesser misunderstanding?
Let’s try to build trust by widening the Johari Window!
When you take that leap of faith, you use both legs. If you only use one leg, it’s called stepping-a-far. When the boats separate at that moment, you are gonna be in trouble.
Boy, when others see you doing that leap, they will be so impressed by your actions and have full confidence in you ever after. (Really, in whatever thing you do henceforth. Relevant or not.)
Just do it.
Imagine all the above. Is this the state that you want to be in? I bet.
You have read so many feel-good articles and listened to preachers who asked you…
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a rapid change in our lives. Changes that have now worked their way into our everyday norms. From simply wearing a mask whenever we are out, practising social distancing, to working from home, and more. However, some unfortunate ones, are forced to handle more drastic disruptions such as getting their pay docked, being laid off, or face severe business challenges.
Regardless of the severity, some people managed to handle similar changes and challenge better than others. Even if they are in a seemingly disadvantaged position. Among the many retrenchments and closure of businesses, there had…
Did I give myself away too much with the title? That is fine. You are too busy to finish reading anyway, right?
“Mr Rabbit, spare me a few minutes will you?” said the Tortoise.
Are we moving too fast everywhere we go? Come, join me on a trip to the grocery store. Getting to the end of the aisle to grab that box of cereals, whisking to the next for the milk. Keeping an eye on the queues at the cashier. Pushing the cart a little bit faster, just to get ahead!
Yes! Got into the queue ahead of a…
“We can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions.” — Albert Einstein
Challenges that we face today include but not limited to critical global issues; urgent demands for medical breakthroughs; fast-changing social needs; problems that cannot be solved with data alone. All the needs to create new business models.
The common denominator leads to the same culprit — We are living in a highly globalised world. The world is brought much closer as air-routes reach most part of the globe. Telecommunications and infrastructure get established, and adoption rates spiked due to the COVID pandemic.
Now, every change is increasingly intertwined with…
Alright peeps, this is gonna be a quick one. I mean typing this quick as I am shivering.
At last! Viola! The Responses are separated from our Published!
Gone are the days of messiness.
I am not sure of the reason but I would like to think about it this way. At least we are able to unclutter our Published box. Probably Medium has finally decided to bring order to all the writers out there. Or perhaps somebody in the team has caught an episode of Marie Kondo’s and inspired to finally do this despite YEARS of request from us.
We grow and we learn ever since we are born. We play and explore. We received guidance from our parents and then our teachers. Eventually, the harsh world starts to become life’s greatest teacher.
Let’s turn the table a little. How about sharing? When did you start sharing what you have learnt? As an old wise man, a teacher, a senior in high school, as an older brother telling your younger sister that there are candies in the fridge? It goes a pretty long way back, isn’t it? …
It is human nature for us to seek safety. When we are threatened, the fight or flight mechanism within us would step in and only ease, when either the threat has been neutralised or when we finally got to safety.
It is only when we are safe, that we will start to rest.
It is only when we are resting, that we resumed our curiosity and start to explore the environment around us.
When we want to learn, when we start to play — These can only happen when we feel safe.
So what qualifies as a safe environment for…
What is your favourite part of the day? For me, it is the moment when you first wake up in the morning. The warmth of the bed makes snoozing the best. Working from home due to COVID allows me to sleep in. Till 10:30 when I do my daily check-in with my colleagues. By the time that ends, it’s already lunchtime!
I have been repeating this cycle for months, and there is one big problem. Nothing gets accomplished each morning. I have been wasting my life.
I must put a stop to this. Let me make a change by waking…
The word excellence can be called upon as a quality, or an attribute of being truly the best at something.
Being Excellent is about the attitude to always be exceptional or extraordinary.
Being Excellent is so much better than Being Average.
Striving for excellence in life will give your life positive challenges that allow you to feel happy and excited. This is especially true when your actions and work are bringing values to others.
There will be a sense of purpose and intrinsic satisfaction, knowing that you are giving your best, both for yourself and others. …