Courtesy of Life Hacks
Do you know what’s the best way to generate great ideas? Or find the solutions to that nagging problem?
Simple. Start by asking the right questions.
New York Times bestselling author Brendon Burchard should know a thing or two about motivation.
Touted as a leading personal development expert, Brendon has a huge following on social media. His previous books such as The Charge (see my book review here) literally flew off the shelves.
Brendon Burchard (source of image)
What makes us truly alive in whatever we do? How can we lead lives brimming with energy, engagement and enthusiasm?
Enter The Charge. Subtitled “Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive”, this easily read tome provides lots of fodder for anybody seeking to achieve more with life.
Photograph taken by Larry Burrows (1926 – 1971), a photojournalist from Life Magazine
This week must be one of the saddest for Singapore. Our first and longest serving former Prime Minister – Mr Lee Kuan Yew – passed away on 23 March 2015 at 3.18 am. He was 91 years of age.
Better known by his initials LKY or Minister Mentor (MM) Lee, Mr Lee’s political and public legacy was legendary. Considered by many to be Singapore’s founding father, his imprint is seen in virtually every square foot of our tiny island nation – from HDB flats, schools, hospitals, roads, air and sea ports, to parks and other public infrastructure.
Flying robot waiters are nifty, but are they enough? (courtesy of RT.com)
How can we raise Singapore’s productivity? That is the multi-billion dollar question.
A recent report in Business Times offered suggestions by economists to lower the steep productivity growth targets for Singapore from 2-3 percent per annum to 1-1.5 percent. Various suggestions such as supporting Research & Development for the PIC scheme (which IRAS already supports by the way), and offering discounts for not hitting the foreign worker hiring ratio were suggested.
Not exactly the best illustration of leadership (courtesy of Joe Lafferty)
What is true leadership all about? How should a real leader distinguish herself from the rest?
While there are plenty of leadership models around (including some which I have previously blogged about), it may be useful for us to think of true leadership as a list of vital traits which such a person should exemplify.
The first guys to scale Mount Everest (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Imagine for a moment that you’ve set yourself a momentous quest.
Like scaling the highest mountain in the world, trekking across the Antarctic on a dog sled, or venturing into the deepest darkest forest of the Amazon.