Own My Growth

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Category: Success

Our Learning Is Always ‘inside-out’


We often hold the belief that professional growth comes hand in hand with acquiring new skills and knowledge, which we can subsequently apply in our daily work. Consequently, we actively seek out learning opportunities through external channels, such as training Read more…

What Truly Matters

what truly matters

Our priorities and values keep shifting over time. What mattered to me ten years back was very different from what matters today. Ten years back, I fretted about Today, when I look into the mirror of the last decade, I Read more…

It’s Not Always About You

Not always about you

Although rejection can feel disheartening, it’s important to keep in mind that it shouldn’t halt your progress or lead to self-doubt. Don’t jump to the conclusion that a rejection automatically means you’re inadequate. Remember, it’s not always a reflection on Read more…

Comfortable Inaction Is Expensive

comfortable inaction

John F. Kennedy popularised the idea of comfortable Inaction through one of his quotes-“There are risks and costs to a program of actions. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable Inaction.” Comfortable Inaction is our Read more…

Five Ways To Be Present

be present

Notes from my daily journal-29/08/2023 Yesterday, I returned home from work late evening and sat on the couch, scrolling through my phone notifications and half-heartedly listening to my wife talk about her day. All the while, I was thinking about Read more…

Five Steps To Building Rapport


People I work with often ask me how I manage to develop deep connections and rapport with people I may have met recently. Pondering on my relationships and experiences, I can pinpoint five deliberate practices I consistently employ to establish a Read more…

Weekend Story-The Almond Tree

almond tree

I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me of God.” And the almond tree blossomed.

Dealing With Ambiguity


As a business leader, every year, I set clear goals of what I want to achieve, create detailed plans, devise strategies, and set up milestones to track. Unfortunately, things often times don’t go as per my best-laid plans.   I have Read more…

How You Make Them Feel

make them feel

A couple of days back, something interesting happened as I was at the Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi to board a flight back to Kuala Lumpur.┬áSomeone working with my previous organization recognized me and called out my name I walked towards Read more…

Conversations-The Currency Of Leadership

currency of leadership

A wise leader once said that conversations are the currency of leadership.   If you are a leader, your entire influence and contribution boils down to the nature of conversations you have with your team, colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. To help me Read more…