Year: 2020

  • Take a pause before deciding

    Never Make Permanent Decisions On Temporary Feelings The world celebrated Covid’s birthday a few days ago, it is a good time to remind ourselves that we are living in unprecedented times. Let that fact sink in a little bit. Life has been challenging BC (Before COVID) but the pandemic response has made life worse. We […]

  • 6 Principles We Can Learn

    During tough times, we want to find feel good stories that would encourage us. We want to know that the tough times won’t be forever and learn how others navigate through difficulties. Their life stories and sharing serves as motivation for the anyone who is struggling. At the same time, for those who are doing […]

  • 3 Steps You Can Take To Overcome Challenges

    Gratitude, Perspective then Hope It is coming to 8th month since Malaysia first started the Movement Control Order (MCO), since then we have various levels of movement control and now into our 3rd wave of infections. All of us are somehow impacted by the pandemic response in many different ways. People are losing jobs, businesses […]

  • MCO Part 2

    For posterity sake, today is the first day of the Conditional Movement Control Order for most states in Malaysia. This is what I called the second #lockdown. 972 new cases in Malaysia, where for the past few weeks it went past 1000 new cases on some days. We went into a tighter control MCO in […]

  • Humility is sometimes needed

    I am in Malaysian Red Crescent Society, that’s no secret. I’ve been in the society since primary school if anyone is counting without any breaks in my service. I am proud of that. What people sometimes don’t know is that I was also active in university. We had made good friends with the State committee […]

  • The 3 Leadership Traits We Learn From Failure

    It is my belief that one of the best places to learn about leadership is in the military. Not everyone gets a chance to join the military leadership so watching documentaries is one of the easiest way to get information. I always look for case studies, where someone has put in the effort to analyze […]

  • The ONE Factor You Need To Keep A Strong Team

    Celebrate Victory – A Lap Around Ireland As I was looking though Google Photos to embellish this site, I was taken on a sentimental trip on what happened in the past few years in my career. So taking a break from writing serious posts on my journey of leadership to look at the trip the […]

  • Kilkenny

    This is a recap of the first day of power on, the cumulation of a year’s work and preparations that brings us to Ireland. The night before (a Friday), the international team involved in the power on decided that we would have a nice dinner before starting power on the next day. In our previous […]

  • My First Eureka Moment

    One of the first thing I was lucky to get was a professional coach to help me through my journey into the leadership role. At this point, he already have my personality assessment results as well as feedback that he has gathered from my peers and managers. In one of the assessment, it is clear […]

  • Where did I start this journey?

    I count my self lucky that I have a very supportive manager throughout my career, especially in the past few years. My manager did give me assignments, support and the psychological safety for me to take on challenging roles. I have been known to take on programs that relate to non-traditional technologies. My first prime […]