Creating Effective People

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Sep, 2016

Starting Young

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Do you think that changing mindsets is difficult? I meet people in the course of my coaching life who are still driven by their 5 year-old self. So much happens when we are young and installed only to be stuck like glue inside us. Most people don’t pay attention to this and in fact allow the same patterns to drive them through their entire life. This leads me to think that the process of behavioral and skills training, as well as values and ethics inculcation should in fact begin as […]

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Aug, 2016

Up For A New Job?

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A career change is not necessarily a negative event. A friend recently lost her job. She was devastated at the time as she envisioned this was her life long career and had no plans to leave the company. What she hadn’t realized is that other companies had heard of her great work. As soon as they heard she was available, the calls streamed in. She secured an even better job. This exercise actually gave her a sense of value for who she is and turned out to be a branding […]

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Jul, 2016

Get On With It!

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Todays Millennials understand the value of collaboration and sharing a piece of the pie with each other. BREXIT has pushed us into a conundrum to fathom the question of leadership and who is really capable of doing the job? Looking around the globe we see so many countries in distress crying out for leaders who will do the right thing by its citizens. The old way of thinking is obviously not working. We need to change and learn from the past. The days of greed and ME ME ME are […]

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Jun, 2016

How Are You?

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In Australia we greet people “good day” but is it really a good day? We all have good days and bad days. The question is how do we let go of the bad days to make them good. My Mum was an ultimate optimist and to some extent I have been tagged with the same profile. She would bounce around in the most negative situations saying “it’ll pass” and cheerfully go on her merry way through the day. Most often it was a good day for her even though her […]

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May, 2016

Sell! Sell! Sell!

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If you are concerned about the 2016 gloomy landscape of slow growth, low demand and decreasing prospects think again. Inside every context lies an opportunity and assumptions that lead one organization to success and another to doom. So, how do you develop a winning mindset? 4 steps that lead to a winning mindset Start with small wins – anything that gives you traction forward is a plusAs Warren Buffet says “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over” Get into […]

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Apr, 2016

Behavior Crucial for Performance

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My friend Bing was a lady of many philosophies. When we met at the NLP Master Practitioner program many years ago, we gravitated to each other like bees to honey. I learnt her very first gem of wisdom “reward the behavior that you want”. I continue to use this in my life today. Most people don’t realize how much they are reinforcing behaviors, that they don’t want. A manager who walks in late for a meeting gets an update from the chairperson of the meeting, as to what he has just […]

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Feb, 2016

Multiculturalism in the Workplace

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When people ask me “where are you from?” I seriously don’t know how to answer them. To be accurate in my reply I need to traverse four continents and claim my genetic heritage from Goa, my birth country as Malaysia, the country I migrated to as Australia and the country I live in presently as Singapore. I met many people like me at the recent conference organised by the Singapore Management University (SMU). They too had lived in many countries and true to their identity were working on aspects of […]

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Aug, 2015

Are You In Bed With The New Generation?

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My father worked for one company all his life. It didn’t even occur to him that a better job may have been available next door. His mindset was dictated by loyalty and the need for security. He belonged to the generation of Veterans. Recognition Today new people joining the workforce are driven by very different variables. Their ability to bounce ideas off the boss and be recognized for them tend to rank high in their priority list. They long for a flat structure where senior people are accessible to them […]

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Dec, 2014

Feast Your Senses This Christmas

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As Christmas rolls around, the city of Singapore has turned into a kaleidoscope of colour, sounds of carols and feelings of relaxation. There is a palpable excitement in the air. It is a time for giving and receiving, not to mention eating, drinking and partying. What better time to try a sensory-based experiment than now when there’s a wealth of things to feast our senses on? Most of us have the same routine day in and day out. The weekend may bring us some respite from work and the office. […]

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Dec, 2014

Is Your Team On A One Way Street?

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Today I have decided to address one of the most important presuppositions in NLP; “The meaning of communication is the response you get.” What does this really mean? It indicates that the meaning of a piece of communication is not in what you say but rather in what the recipient of your message has understood by it. So if you say something to your colleague, boss, friend, spouse or children and they take it to mean something else, the onus is on you, not them, to clarify it. Communication is […]

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