Saturday, October 15, 2011

Parenting: 'Tiger mom' Chua urges Asian parents to relax

Parenting: 'Tiger mom' Chua urges Asian parents to relax

Thousands of parents are reading this article and I (being one of them) made a remark there.
It is interesting that there is something universal about being a parent.
Below are some of my thoughts.

We, as parents want the best for our children, in fact, our hope that they would become even better than us. Having said that, the best comes as a result from a journey, a guided journey. The first journey starts when they come into this world. The second journey starts when they reach puberty. The third journey starts when they start their own family. Each step of their journey should be guided with a 'compass of life' that centers on spiritual, mental, academic and social development. We CAN NOT download everything to our children when they are not ready to absorb complicated things and make decisions. Control and discipline is important especially at young age but not at the expense of parent-child loving relationship. Else they would lose trust in their coach/mentor as their 'compass of life'. Every child needs to learn about responsibility within a certain scope or boundary and as they grow older, able to take on higher and bigger responsibility, their perception of things would become broader, but they should not forget the fundamental principles of responsibility and family values.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

5 Leadership Abilities

I was recently been enlightened that a good and balance education system can produce good quality leaders, and thus any good university/college should consider the following:-

Academic Ability
Lecturing Ability
Managerial Ability
Financial Ability
Physical Ability

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Five Principles of Management

I have just came back from BFA conference and learnt about the Five Principles of Management:-
NUMBER ONE- Choosing results over status,
NUMBER TWO- Choosing accountability over popularity,
NUMBER THREE- Choosing clarity over certainty,
NUMBER FOUR- Choosing productive conflict over harmony,
and finally...
NUMBER FIVE- Choosing trust over invulnerability.

Later, I done a research that probably the original source of the principles actually came from (correct me if I am wrong) the book called "The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable (in Hardcover)".

My business partners who also rendered their thoughts about these principles and shared with me that some distinguished and successful CEOs highlighted in the Forbes practices such value system.

What is most intriguing is that in summary, every CEO faces the five elements of temptations in their corporate life:
1. The desire to safeguard their career.
2. The desire to become popular.
3. The need to make "correct" decisions.
4. The belief that it is better for people to get along then have conflict.
5. The desire for invulnerability.

What do you think?
You should know best whether these are the common challenges in your climb on corporate ladder. Are these pointers relevant to your situation?

Have a productive day, folks.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Card Access Control System and Employee Time Management

Card Access Control System and Employee Time Management

The new and latest, advanced time attendance management systems are computer based, based on real-time systems using advanced employee access terminals such as RFID card access readers. The old time clock systems are no more relevant and most users would upgrade to latest technology that offer more advanced and secured security features.

Today's card access control system provide greater benefits of higher security. Card access control system is at times refered as door access control system, enables an authorized personnel to access to certain predefined areas and resources in a given physical facility.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Self Improvement: 10 FREE Tips for Public Speaking

1. Study and research your material. Choose a topic you are interested in. try to know more things about it than you would include in your speech/lecture/presentation. Interject your speech with humor (clean jokes), personal stories or testimonials something that you would not easily forget.
2. Practice makes perfect. Rehearse out loud in front of a mirror or in a room. Repeat your self training and memorize the segments or points. Use a clock or timer and timed your speech and of course add some allowance of time for the unexpected.
3. Get to know the audience. A good way to warm up or break the ice so to speak. What you need to do is greet some of the audience members as they arrive. Believe me. It’s really more easy and comfortable to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.
4. Feel the room. Arrive early and try to walk around the speaking area. Practice using the microphone and any visual aids.
5. Relax, Breathe, and Never Forget to Smile. If you are happy and excited. The audience will absorb that energy from you and vice versa. You may also want to begin by addressing the audience. It kind of buys you time and calms your nervous system. Pause, smile and count to three before saying anything. ("One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand. Pause. Begin.) Convert nervous energy into enthusiasm.
6. The power of Visualization. Use it. It's powerful. Visualize yourself giving your speech days before the speech event. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize the audience clapping and enjoying your jokes and your presentation ideas – it will increase your confidence.
7. be confident that actually people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and most importantly (last but not least) entertaining. You need to captivate their attention. It's not easy to sit down to listen to a long presentation. Make them enjoy it, benefit from your presentation.
8. Never apologize for any nervousness or problems – the audience probably never noticed it until you say it.
9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Sincere eye contact. Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience. Be selfless and center your focus on higher goals higher concerns.
10. Gain experience. Experience will build confidence over time.

Tips on Staff Training

Have you ever heard that well-trained employees are the key to success in any business?

In today’s competitive (labor) market, the demand for skilled workers far exceeds supply. That’s where training comes in.

1. Assign a proper workplace for supervisor to mentor the trainee.

2. Teach the correct way to carry out work tasks.

3. Give time to apply or practise the new knowledge learned.

4. Provide an avenue for regular feedback.

5. Teach the benefits and importance of the skills they learn.

6. Introduce the correct culture of asking question, verify, report and seek assistance if uncertain or unable to solve a problem.

7. Ensure both the trainer and trainee complete the training record.

8. Review and re-evaluate the training.

9. Recognize the achievements of the trainer and rainee.

Traits of a Great Leader

Characteristics of a Good Leader

A nation is led by leader of good character.
A leader is defined as a person who leads with a set of good principles.
There are many definitions of a leader. Here are universally accepted and current traits of a leader.

Surface beauty of a leader is not important. What lies beneath is what concerns the citizens in the long run.

Here are Traits of a Great Leader:-

Global Vision (about where to go)

Good Communicating Skills.

Disciplined, Prayerful and Action Oriented.

Integrity, Honesty in Every Dealings, Predictable reactions, Well-Composed Emotions,

Passionate, Commitment and Dedication to the Goals for Greater Good.

Humility - Does Not Self Glorify (Only Giving Credit to Others and Team Work).

Creativity, Openness to New Ideas, Striving to Excellence.



Good Sense of Humor.