30 August

Malaysians of all walks of life are appalled at the tragic loss of life, yet again, due to negligence at a very grand scale. Ms Chin Khoon Sing, 24 tragically lost her life when a hook weighing almost a ton because detached from a crane and fell onto her car that was stalled in a traffic jam in Kuala Lumpur. This is not the first incident of cranes falling causing death and damage, nor will it be the last.

The emergence of scrum as an alternative approach to managing projects has been bewildering. It started off as a methodology suited primarily for the IT industry but has now been touted as the mainstay of project management in an increasingly turbulent business environment. So what is “scrum” and why is it gaining such rapid popularity? This article aims to shed some light towards answering this question.

 The results of the Brexit vote sent reverberations throughout the geopolitical and economic spectrum in the UK as well as in Europe. A referendum originally intended to silence euro sceptics within political circles turned out to be one that shook the very foundations of British politics. The Tories are leaderless, the Labour is fractured to the core and UKIP suddenly finds itself in unknown territory. Attempting to make sense of the situation will require us to confront three fundamental questions:

  1. Does the majority really know what is best for them?
  2. Do the people who govern really know what the public beliefs are?
  3. What lessons can we draw from this debacle?

People want to be trusted. They want to be trusted to be able to do a good job, provide excellent service, or deliver what they promise. Trust is especially important for stakeholders, who can be anyone who contributes towards work or is affected by the outcome of work done.

09 April

Most reference to leadership is made in the light of good leadership. What traits a good leader has, what behaviors the leader exhibits and how such a leader should adapt to different situations. Little is explored in the context of toxic leadership, which erodes humanity and brings destruction. This article explores what it is, why it prevalent and more importantly why it allowed to rear its ugly head.

Knowledge broadly refers to what is known. On a personal level, it refers to a fluid mix of framed experiences, values, contextual information, and intuition that a person has. This knowledge provides an environment for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information. Previously acquired knowledge is the basis for learning. Learning in turn leads to acquisition of more knowledge.

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