• mindfulness
  • Becoming more resilient

    Becoming more resilient

    Resilience. Even the sound of it makes me feel so bounce back-able. It’s likely you don’t often think about resilience until a situation crops up calling for it. I know I certainly never did. But over the last few years, resilience has certainly been called into question for me far more than ever before. Perhaps, […]

  • branding
  • Become An Influencer

    Become an influencer

    11 years ago, in the home office of my two-bedroom apartment, I started a magazine. It was called HR Matters and it was a quarterly human resource publication. There was no other HR magazine at the time in Malaysia. Here I was, an ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur, delivering executive education programmes in the Klang Valley deciding […]

  • career
  • Creating a Compelling Presence on LinkedIn

    Creating a Compelling Presence on LinkedIn

    Presence is more than just being there – Malcolm Forbes Take a good look at the headshot above. Congrats to the photographer who so beautifully captured this gentleman but also to the man himself for being so open, positive and brimming with energy. What’s great about this photo? First, absolutely great lighting, of course. But […]

  • career
  • What Am I Doing Wrong?

    What am I doing wrong?

    Unemployed and still looking for a job Some years back, I came across an earnest post by a Solution Specialist on one of the HR groups on LinkedIn. Bob (not his real name) had been unemployed for almost two years, after the printing company he was working for closed down. He had been in the […]

  • communication
  • Learning by Doing

    Learning by doing

    [ Trial and error as the way forward  ] Many people who are reluctant to start writing are driven by an understandable fear : the fear of what others might say; the fear that they may not be good enough; the fear that they have nothing intelligent to add to the discussion; the fear that […]