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Intrapreneur is the New Entrepreneur

By SANDY CLARKE Entrepreneurs have brought about some truly astonishing changes, helping to create paradigm-shifting trends that have significantly shaped the modern world. Without leaving Silicon Valley, we have the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Page to thank for being able to access information at lightning speeds on intricate devices that are as incredible as they are expensive. Entrepreneurs are fearless, bombastic types who possess the kind of attitude that would have them figuring out ways to build a parachute after jumping out of the aeroplane. In short, entrepreneurs are fantastically smart people who aren’t afraid to throw caution to the wind. I know this because I’ve been in the company of a few and, more often than not, I’ve needed to go for a lie do...

Are You Employed But Still Struggling To Make Ends Meet?

By ARIELLE YEN   Linda Tirado’s Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America is part memoir, part exposé and part angry letter to the public. Tirado emphasises the difficulties of working minimum-wage jobs with strenuous work hours whilst juggling marriage, accommodation, children and studies. Hand to Mouth isn’t Tirado’s story alone. It isn’t even just the story of those living in poverty. It’s the story of every person in the world struggling with a job they might not enjoy, a job that doesn’t pay enough, or a job that only adds to the weight of their responsibilities. It could even be your story. Through Tirado’s account, we realise that there are a lot of issues within the working world that exists not just in “bootstrapped America” but wherever we are, too. Safety first Abraham Mas...

How Do You Cope With Job Loss Grief?

By DR EDMUND NG   When there is job loss, whether one is fired due to poor performance or laid off due to the company’s poor performance, there is ensuing grief as grief is a natural consequence of all types of losses. This grief needs to be addressed. If the grief is bypassed or suppressed, one runs the risk of getting into depression or other mental health problems in later years. Emotional impact of job loss Following job loss, grief can emerge in a number of ways. Over four decades ago, a psychiatrist named Elizabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages of grief for terminal patients facing death in her hospital. They are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Although losing one’s job is not the same as the prospect of losing one’s life, the same elements of these s...

Trust: Easy To Break But Difficult To Earn

By ERIC LAU   A wise leader once said, “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers is simply taking a walk.” Great leaders have genuine followers. Genuine followers willingly submit themselves to great leaders. They follow because they want to, not because they have to. So, what makes a leader so compelling that people would just follow them wholeheartedly? Credibility Credibility is the foundation of leadership. It is the quality of being trusted and believed. Credibility is the currency of influence. Without credibility, sustainable leadership influence that bears good fruit is impossible. In their bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner researched extensively about personal traits, characteristics and attributes people look for and admire...

4 Life Lessons a Feisty Iguana Taught Me

By LAY HSUAN, LIM   In the short time that I had Iggy, this feisty little creature taught me four key lessons that are applicable for personal development. Be agile to face inevitable challenges When Iggy sleeps in his enclosure, his positions range from laidback style on the ground to precarious acrobatic style on a tree branch. Iguanas are, after all, well known for their limbic agility, especially in swimming and leaping. One time, Iggy did a “parkour” stunt on me by jumping down from my shoulders onto the floor. Concerned if he had suffered any injury when he didn’t move for a few good seconds, he assured me he was fine when he later dashed for the nearest exit. Lessons learnt: The 21st century workplace environment is a volatile and challenging one. As an employee and a business ...

Welcome to the (Corporate) Jungle!

By KAREN NEOH Enjoying a little family reunion presently, I have been able to spend some precious time with my sister and niece. Every time my brother, sister and I get together, I am reminded of the days we pored over a hard cover book called Aesop’s Fables. While my mother and father prepared us for life in countless ways, this book and all its illustrated teachings about relationships and behaviour resonated with me – perhaps because I love animals in general. So here is my take on how stories that have “attributed human form or personality to things not human” (Merriam Webster) can, in a roundabout way, be applied to working life.     The wolf in sheep’s clothing “Appearances can be deceptive.” Many of us know of this story – perhaps without attributing it to Aesop. The story...

What to Do During a Job Interview

By EUGENE MAHALINGAM     While having years of experience or an impressive resume is an advantage, first impressions at a job interview also speaks volumes for the interviewer. What you say or do could either make or break that interview. Here are some tips to consider that could potentially help you secure that job. Do your homework It helps if you let a prospective employer know that you have done your homework and are intimately familiar with what the company is – and what it does, says Heera Training and Management Consultancy principal consultant Heera Singh. “For example, be sure to let the interviewer know that you are familiar with the company’s history or the latest product that has been launched, or its structure. Things like this serve to demonstrate that you have a ge...

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