June 21, 2018

influence over authority and many more

One thing for sure, leadership today is no longer about the authoritative power one possess but rather the ability to influence others to drive towards the same goals. Followers nowadays are now smarter to be able to think what is more important and what traits to look for in their leaders. Take Dr King for example. His ability to influence the majority black community to stand up actually ended up in the social reform in the States. There was no official authority given to him over the people who follows him but his exceptional influencing skills made the social reformation agenda into reality. Then take Muhammad al-Fateh for another one. At a very young age, he was able to influence the troops via his exemplary actions and later together they conquered the Constantinople. Authoritative power could only serve those who possess long enough before the rise of the people came into action. We can witness ourselves with what has been happening to the state leaders in mostly in African continent and the most popular one, the failure of Hitler's tyranny itself.

Of course, leading a team was not entirely a stroll in the park. Critical thinking, contingency planning, and firm decision making during the changes in plans at the eleventh hour is definitely a must have attribute in every leaders nowadays. There should be events where a leader would have to produce his prompt judgement with limited time to think and the decision should always be in line with the ultimate goals and mission. A leader should also think way ahead for the team. He should be able to project the journey of the team in the long run and also take into account possible mishaps might be occurring. Being a leader requires us to be able to intercept these mishaps to ensure the course of running the team would be as smooth as possible. I myself have encountered a few occasions where I have to make a few last minutes judgement calls and needed to compromise a few elements in order for the projects to keep on rolling. Definitely, critical thinking are one of the things I encountered whilst leading my teams back in school and university and I am awfully grateful to have gone through those moment.

Interestingly, I come to realise that the most valuable component in an organisation is actually the people in it; those who actually drive the organisation towards its missions and objectives. I got this idea from Simon Sinek in one of his writings. He told about how the people under our leadership are no doubt the closest to those who we are reaching out to. If they are extremely driven, passionate and sincere in doing their responsibilities their leaders have delegated, automatically the people we are reaching out to are spontaneously taken care of. Plus, showing appreciation and acknowledgement in the job they have completed will eventually boosts their performance in the long run. This logic truly make sense since being appreciated, acknowledged shows us respecting them as an integral part of the team rather than merely a worker. While leading a volunteering organisation, I found this really accurate since the thing drives them to do the works are solely the job satisfaction since money and compensation was never in the equation. Plus, listening to their problems and guiding them towards completing the tasks is important to keep then motivated. Obviously, major concern of a leader should be the people who follows him rather than the interests of the others apart from the organisation’s mission and objectives.

Another thing for sure, leading a team can be less tensing if leadership is done right. The duty of a chief is to be in the frontline, leading the followers to directions, missions and goals of the organisation. Leaders are actually the one who set up the tracks and set the directions of the team. Thus if a leader implies the attitude of micromanaging, hence the tension, stress and great pressure come to pay him a visit. The magic of delegating tasks is very much beautiful. Together in delegating tasks, you increase the level of trusts and confidence to your subordinate, making them feel important to the team, leading them to feel very much appreciated and later boosts their morale and drive. It also helped you intensify your focus towards thinking ahead of what to be done next for the team rather than busy thinking about these little things that actually can be fixed by your fellow teammates. Focus is the trick actually towards enhancement of your results. Higher intensity of focus leads towards higher productivity and greater results. Letting yourself occupied with thinking about little issues will obviously waste your precious time and focus towards thinking about those little issues.

for OCBC Bank Scholarship Award

June 10, 2018

rat race

it is indeed a race against time. some are very much eager and exited to be on a level abover others and whilst in pursuit of their own objectives, they disregard the utmost vital element in the journey apparently. you see, life is indeed a journey. you are seeing a great deal of things as you went through it and hurdle the obstacles. you experience things you never have done before and predominantly, the lessons you are able to scoop and later preserve them deep into the heart. henceforth, the key to living your life to the fullest is, at least for me, is to enjoy, cherish and a maximise your expereince in every second of your breaths. be concious! concious of what is currently happening and embrace the moments!

some minor events in our life might not seem really matter or, for lack of better words, insignificant to us. but if we all take a step back and flick our conciousness switch open, we might be able to learn a lot from those experiences. lean back a while and think about what is happening around you. few of us seems to head on rapidly in life. taking every seconds too seriously and neglect those little elements that is being happening around them. it is actually these moments which make your life comprises of vast different flavours and episodes and plot twists. it's another cliche story if there aren't much interesting plot twist isn't it?

so what's the plot twist in this? i let you wonder and wander around with your thoughts..

June 06, 2018

a short one

if you tend to always impress yourself in front of your most loved,
then you are actually insecure, means not having full faith on your most loved;
means that your love is fragile.

i quoted myself

April 28, 2018

just another musing

something that is cancerous and destroying for ourselves can always be discarded from us if our will power is strong enough to get rid of them. one of the ways is imagining how things would be when those cancerous entities aren't there anymore, and picturing how your life per say would be so much greater and be as you wished it was. the thing is to look at the final outcome you want to achieve and always think about it to let yourself be driven and motivated to strive towards successfully accomplishing it.

then when you are there, it would be no sin at all to ponder and dwell what had prevailed on you back in the past. it is okay to be proud and see how much you have achieved and grew over time. such act would give you the sensation of satisfaction as well as sort of give yourself a pat in the back, appreciating what you have achieved for yourself. but always need to remember that pondering upon them for some extensive peroid could actually sunk you back in to the blackhole you managed to escape from. it lures you to be complacent with what you had accomplished so far and without noticing, putting your growth rate at a form of diminishing return. or even worse, bottomed out flat.

henceforth, you ultimate goal is what is it you must always keep your head occupied with. negative thoughts results in negative productivity and affects your performance to go towards the drains. think positive and work on the goals. it is all about your goals, goals, goals!

February 27, 2018


conversations upon conversations, they even had deep talks to the depth of the oceans. revealing what it seems to be their true self. miles and miles of details are traded, countless laughs, tears even their wildest musings are shared upon together. yet, they still can't manage to portray their true stamps. say all you want that they are legit and valid but really, come to think of it, those are covered upon layers of self control. letting their behaviours inhibitory controlled, regulating their emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses. simple terms, letting the other side see only what you want them to see. what you see may be deceiving. truth lies beneath the skin.

undoubtedly, those are merely superficial affection
and this is also merely my demure opinion.
or just another onion lol.

November 23, 2017

how do we incinerate memories?

i believe, we humans can never be able to make anything that exists be completely go, poof! we can't really make them gone as if those things were never there in essence.

everything, (well, excluding those in regard with the characteristics of the higher powers) are tied to each other isnt it? something exists in predecess of something else. a baby exists from the engagement of two creatures. the car was moved by the forces in the drivetrain which came from the pumping pistons which was powered by the combustion of air and fuel. sounds are produced due to the superposing waves which would not be heard of if there is no air at all in the game. you wouldnt be here in the first place if it wasnt for your previous actions. you got the point i presume.

that being said, if we were to destroy, obliterate, eradicate something, it would not be possible since there would still be something related to it which would still be a reason for the main thing to be recalled to exist. so anything can never be completely destroyed to no particle at all but can rather be moved or put a far away to let them have no purpose. or is it?

back to square one, how do we incinerate memories?

November 05, 2017

going back so

there is so much going on,
we neglected those little details.
there is so much going on,
we are so unaware what is around.
there is so much going on,
we forget who we are.

things going on in rapid,
we stopped contemplating.
things going on in rapid,
subconscious pilot.
things going on in rapid,
heart wants what it wants.

going on for the win,
we start losing light.
going on for the win,
dying on the inside, alongside.
going on for the win,
the roots are coming off!