My Ideal Future

In my ideal future, I want to be a great leader. By being able to serve the wider community, it’s a great sense of life satisfaction, which also requires a lot of learning from the process to deal with the challenging environment. Leadership is hard in a very practical way. It’s about managing politics, skillfully… Continue reading My Ideal Future

The quality that I admire

The quality I admire is leadership. Steve Job is one of the most successful entrepreneurs. His story is inspiring, not just because he founded the company Apple, but also the way he overcame all the obstacles and disrupted industries with iPhone. He is a charismatic leader with millions of followers around the world to buy… Continue reading The quality that I admire

On having too little to say

Last night in a meeting, I was given a topic to speak about for two minutes. It was a challenging form of communication as it was impromptu speaking, and I had to talk about random things about leadership in front of a group without preparation. I had a timer in front of me. I did… Continue reading On having too little to say

On waiting for others to lead the way

I still remember three years ago, on the first day attending the orientation of my MBA program, it was a chaotic and uncertain environment. We got assigned a task in charity to build a wooden playground for a primary school. None of us had any hands-on experience in construction since most of us came from… Continue reading On waiting for others to lead the way

On losing opportunities because of too isolated

I remember a time when I attended a leadership training course. The instructor was giving out a question, asked everyone to think about things to improve for our community during the current covid19 situations. It could be anything from reminding people to keep social distancing, wearing masks and doing exercise more often. After five minutes… Continue reading On losing opportunities because of too isolated

Effective leadership in a technical role

At some point in your career as a software engineer, you would be promoted to be a leadership role. Then you realised having technical skills in your domain of expertise only is not enough to survive in the tech industry, but also you would be facing a lot of challenges to deal with and different… Continue reading Effective leadership in a technical role

Managing your boss

Managing your boss means consciously working with higher level manager to obtain the best possible results for you in the traditional top-down organization. Effective managers not only take time and effort to manage subordinates, but also their bosses. An inability to manage upwards is usually costly. Personality conflict is only a very small part of… Continue reading Managing your boss

Leadership that gets results

Research found that six distinct leadership styles have a direct impact on the working atmosphere and financial results in terms of revenue growth and profitability. The six leadership styles include coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting and coaching. More importantly, it indicates that leaders with the best results do not rely on only one style, but… Continue reading Leadership that gets results

How to motivate your problem people

In order to get people to follow your lead, the only way to succeed is by getting the people to motivate themselves. The common mistakes managers make on their attempts to motivate problem people is by using the sales pitch to push solution, hoping to get the employee to listen and agree with the logic… Continue reading How to motivate your problem people