Meeting Overload: A Warning Sign of Corporate Dysfunction

On average, we spend over 50% of our time in meetings, making the Zoom fatigue more real than ever. Lately, I hear the same complaint over and over in coaching sessions: “I have back-to-back calls with no time to collect my thoughts in-between. As a result, I work overtime to complete my tasks. I amContinue reading “Meeting Overload: A Warning Sign of Corporate Dysfunction”

3 Hard Truths Every Leader Should Know

As leaders, sometimes we need to make tough decisions, say “no” to a brilliant idea or pioneer a new business approach. While these are all essential skills, the heart of leadership lies in how we interact with others, how we present change and how we trade ideas with decisiveness, tact and humility. Sounds easy? NotContinue reading “3 Hard Truths Every Leader Should Know”

Dear Leaders: Each One of Us Matters

Our LinkedIn feed, newsletters and strategy meetings are oversaturated with targets: increase employee engagement by X%, improve retention rate by Y%, advance DEI efforts and women representation by Z%. We understand that the Great Reshuffle calls for resolute action and that we can’t improve what we don’t measure. In a data-driven world, numbers matter. We also understandContinue reading “Dear Leaders: Each One of Us Matters”

How to Future-Proof your Business: Effort over Results

While phrases like “results-oriented” remain a common buzzword in job ads, the latest leadership thinking challenges organisations to shift focus on effort instead. Results are undoubtedly the cornerstone of a successful business, yet they are always preceded by sustained effort and continuous learning. By rewarding effort, organisations stand a better chance of achieving great results consistentlyContinue reading “How to Future-Proof your Business: Effort over Results”

5 Steps From Surviving to Thriving

You overcame challenges. You lost dreams, hopes and loved ones. Yet you survived. You paid with blood, sweat and tears to be where you are today and now you’d rather stay dormant. Because you only know two states: when you have no choice, you fight to survive; when you do have a choice, you becomeContinue reading “5 Steps From Surviving to Thriving”

Breaking the Bias as a Leader

This year’s IWD campaign theme is #BreakTheBias. But what does breaking the bias even mean? For me, it’s a journey of awareness, leadership and self-empowerment.  I #BreaktheBias every time I question my hard-wired default beliefs, acknowledging the role I may play in reinforcing bias. For instance, instead of disapproving an assertive remark thinking “I couldContinue reading “Breaking the Bias as a Leader”

Prejudice and Discrimination: An Alarming Truth

The story of George Floyd comes as a painful reminder: we haven’t even tackled racial tolerance, when we should have tackled so much more already. Besides color, there are many other forms of discrimination that thrive like a fungus in the damp darkness of our indifference. Physical appearance, age, gender, professional status, sexual orientation, religiousContinue reading “Prejudice and Discrimination: An Alarming Truth”

COVID-19: The One Thing To Remember

More than threatening our lungs, COVID-19 is targeting our mind, with its fear inducing campaign. The media’s in-depth coverage of severe cases has gone viral. While this serves as an effective warning urging us to maintain social distancing, there’s no doubt it’s also corroding our resilience. A plethora of studies have confirmed it long ago:Continue reading “COVID-19: The One Thing To Remember”

The virus is COVID-19. Who Are YOU?

The world, as we used to know it, has changed. Quarantine. For a moment, we forgot how fragile we were. We forgot that life is a deep personal experience, entrusted to us for a brief period of time. Our journey is ours alone. The safety of the herd is precious, life-saving at times, yet notContinue reading “The virus is COVID-19. Who Are YOU?”

Shades of Spring

Nature is so colorful and joyful! A song about God, not a hymn to serendipity. Yet every day we estrange ourselves more from its vibrant rhythms, cutting the cord that supplies us with liveliness. Instead, we’re sinking deeper into the gloomy routine of our office cubicles and shopping malls. Have you noticed? When asked toContinue reading “Shades of Spring”