Mastery is a journey, not a destination. I’ve never felt like I’ve mastered things because there is always so much to learn. Things evolve. It becomes difficult to keep up let alone feel like you’re on top of it.
One of the hardest things people struggle with, when writing articles, is achieving the right balance. The writer wants to help but they also want to ensure they don’t over-invest their time and effort in a way that leaves them short. Otherwise, they find it hard to continue and be consistent.
You’re not the star of the show One of the most important things to realise about the role of a moderator is how critical this person is to the success of the session. A moderator is not the star of the show – her role is to help others shine and bring the whole session […]
Prepare and be authentic Having moderated a fair number of panel sessions through the years, I’ve come to see that the success of any panel session rests on the moderator. The stars may be the panelists but the lynchpin is the moderator. What’s key? The moderator must understand that, ultimately, they are putting on a […]
This is the transcript from the TEDx talk I delivered at TEDx UUM in March 2018. 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. […]
A two-pronged approach for success: presence and engagement I’ve covered a few areas now about how to be effective on LinkedIn. I’ve looked at whether you need a LinkedIn profile and then, creating a compelling presence. I’ve also touched on how to start a conversation with someone new on LinkedIn. Here, let’s examine how to better engage […]
[ 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 […]
[ More than just sending connection requests out, you want to develop a relationship ] What do you typically say when you send out a connection request? Do you consider this first step an important part of the process of building a new connection? And when the other person decides to accept, how do you […]
[ Six ways to become more effective ] Let’s start with the idea that communicating with others is generally hard. When we communicate, the idea is to share or exchange information, ideas or news but there is so much that hinders the process that it can fail even before we start. Take misunderstanding, for example […]
[ Differentiating between writing and editing ] In Writing Your First Article, we took a look at a number of different elements pertaining to the task of writing. We dealt with how to overcome fear, the importance of making a plan and how to go about choosing topics that make the most sense for you. […]