Sunday, January 26, 2014

Start Where You Are

There are time that we wanted to do something but the we are waiting for the right timing.

“Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

― Napoleon Hill
If you wait for that 'someday', it might not come.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

― Arthur Ashe

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Leadership Lessons from the founder of Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

You might be using facebook. Whether you are an active user or passive, you know people around you are spending so much of their time in facebook. It doesn't just become accidentally something big phenomenon and Mark was lucky that he's the founder of Facebook. There are leadership qualities behind him that makes facebook is still there and everyone still spending their most web browser activities on it.

Great leaders do things differently and some of the great leaders have something in common. It is not difficult to be a great leader. We just need to find a person who have made it, understand what are the principles that they use and copy.

Copying is not a straight forward process. As a human being, there is no chance for us to copy another person 100% because each and everyone of us is unique. But certain principle we can learn and we can apply what make sense to us. While some that does not make sense, we can just leave it away for other people who think it make sense to them to actually use it.

10 lessons from Mark Zuckerberg:

1. Get revenge on your exes.
2. Don't be intimidated by the boardroom.
3. Do what you are passionate about.
4. Leadership is the quality that will bring the best out of people around you.
5. Be the CEO and make sure everyone around you knows it.
6. You are only as strong as the team around you.
7. Don't be fazed by the opinion of those around you.
8. There is no excuse for non-commitment.
9. Don't let anyone tell the story of you.
10. You need to have the 'go big or go home' attitude.

Details as in the slides:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Small Mind Think of Small Things

Yesterday, I was fortunate to have a lunch with UTeM Assistance Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ghazie Ismail. Among topics that we discuss is about some people's behaviour.

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He shared with us some stories of the past (he was a senior management at MDeC since the establishment of MDeC). At that time some people complaint on some claims that they did not received because of approval has not been obtained. The amount is not too big, but the person making it a big issue. Then he asked, "If you receive this, will it make you rich? and if you don't receive it, will it make you poor?" Then you don't have to make it a big issue.

The lesson is, small mind people discuss of small things. People who think big will not spending so much effort of settling small little things, because there are more big things that worth to focus on.

When was the last time we arguing for just small little thing? Let us ask ourself, whether is it worth to worry about the small thing? Or should we shift our focus to bigger things that worth our attention?