Great Leadership Starts With Personal Mastery

TAKEAWAYS Years ago, I worked with Penny, a senior director who had wanted to become more influential in her job. When I asked her how I could help her succeed, she said, “I want you to give me the recipe to become the inspiring leader I believe I can be.” I understand that she wanted […]

Job Satisfaction

TAKEAWAYS “Where have all the good jobs gone?” Many reminisce about the jobs of yesteryear – a time when jobs were steady, handshakes were covenants, and a “fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay” was not just a catchphrase but a lived reality. History has a funny way of idealising the past. From the […]

Keeping Fit To Stay Sharp

TAKEAWAYS Some sports – like golf, for instance – are inextricably linked with working professionals and offer all manner of business opportunities such as networking and deal making. But a day out on the green with colleagues and business partners can also be good for one’s mental health. In fact, research has established that staying […]

What Women Want

TAKEAWAYS In Singapore, mid-career women seek to join more inclusive workplaces to advance their careers. This is one of the key findings in a new global study undertaken by Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW)’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce. The study sought to understand and map the career journeys of women in Chartered Accountancy through indepth […]

Understanding our Minds Better, Enhancing our Well being

TAKEAWAYS “It is okay to not be okay” is now a phrase that is commonly associated with mental wellness; more specifically, it pertains to seeking help and talking to others about what’s affecting our mental wellbeing. What’s the difference between mental wellness and mental health? According to the Singapore Association for Mental Health, being mentally well means […]

Healthy Eating and Mindfulness for busy professionals

TAKEAWAYS Professionals lead increasingly stressful and hectic lives, juggling a myriad of commitments and responsibilities in their respective capacities as an employer or employee, a parent, child, and so on. With the growing pace of change brought about by the shorter economic cycles, advancement in technology and drastic climate shifts etc, professionals have to also […]