Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Everyone wants to feel important. For some other people they want more than just being important. They want to feel secure.
And yet there are some who clamour to feel important, secure and immortal. No other people or body is more important than them. Not even the country. They all set up their own fan club. Here's one recent example - Najib's Fan Club.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Najib and cabinet is more of a pest than leaders - by Aspan Alias
The travel ban on the two opposition MPs and the boss of The Edge is real unbearable act of the desperate government and the cabinet headed by Najib Razak. The travel ban on Tony Pua and Rafizi Ramli, both the opposition MPs is done in a bad taste to democracy and that should be strongly condemned. Whether we like it or not the ban must be connected to the issue of 1MDB that these two law makers are focused on for the past months and years.
This is a very serious issue and with the travel ban on these active and responsible law makers it justifies the corrupt and misused of power as alleged by many quarters on the Cabinet led by Najib. There was no reason given by the Immigration Department as to why the ban was imposed on the two members of the Legislative Assembly.
As an ordinary citizen I am very disturbed by the act of banning the law makers from travelling abroad as it reflects the debauched mentality of leaders that rule this country. These are leaders who are not companionable to basic democracy and it affirms to some opinions that we are on a fast track forward to dictatorship. Najib and the Cabinet are not bearable with democracy as they are unable to co-exist with the goings on the democracy at work.
Najib wants everyone including the opposition MPs to just sit with deafening ears like all the irresponsible Cabinet members are doing. Najib wants everyone to close their eyes on all the suspected misdeeds he and the Cabinet do. Najib is taking law in his own hands and he is fining tune to dictatorship. If the Cabinet members are all that irresponsible the ordinary members of the Legislative should act swiftly to circumvent the advent of the dictatorship that is fast taking shape in the country.
The members of Parliament should act expeditiously to save this beautiful nation by repossessing the power from Najib and his Cabinet in order to avoid it being taken by an evil dictator. We are truly governed by a dictator now. We should call on every responsible citizen to close rank and stand united with one voice to dispose the rash Cabinet from ruling us and does it with courage within the domain of democratic institutions that are still available with us.
In the main while there were views that Najib as the man of target on issues should also be barred from flying as he has not denied all the allegations against him or event charge the active critics like Tony Pua or Rafizi until to this moment. He has been promising to sue WSJ and Sarawak Report but until today there is no suing or actions against any party that he promises to sue.
Dr Mahathir has been criticizing him like anything but he remains silent on the former PM critics on him. He only alleges Dr Mahathir conspiring with outside element to topple the government. I would like to think that if he is at all not guilty to all allegations by Mahathir against him, the former PM should have been the first person for Najib to sue and disallows him from leaving the country. There is no point of extending or detailing this issue against Najib and his Cabinet. It is conclusive Najib is more like a pest than a leader to this country.
The travel ban on the two legislative members is a clear signal that Najib is prepared to rule like a dictator in defense his guilt and despondencies against allegations against him by the parties who want him to go.
“I would like to stress once again that I have never taken 1MDB funds for personal gain." - DS Najib Razak
My comment: That's definitely NOT the issue. As usual you are using evasive and defensive tactics. Well Dato' Seri, let me make it very clear to you that no one, and I repeat no one, had ever win a fight, war, battle etc by being evasive and defensive. What you are doing is actually buying time. In the process you are showing to people of Malaysia that they can go to hell for all you care.
And you call yourself a leader? What kind of a leader are you Dato' Seri? Please enlighten me.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
You may have lost someone and it hurts.
You may have lost them suddenly, unexpectedly.
Or perhaps you began losing pieces of them until one day, there was nothing left.
You may have known them all your life or you may have barely known them at all.
Either way, it is irrelevant.
You cannot control the depth of a wound another inflicts upon you.
Which is why I'm not here to tell you tomorrow will be a new day.
That the sun will go on shining.
Or there are plenty of fish in the sea.
What I will tell you is this.
It's okay to be hurting as much as you are.
What you are feeling is not only completely valid but necessary.
Because it makes you so much more human.
And though I can't promise it will get better any time soon...
I can tell you that it will, eventually.
All you can do is take your time.
Take all the time you need.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
People often prefer to use comparisons to evaluate a choice, rather than judging one option in isolation. (Trying to determine if a vendor’s quote is fair? Get some other bids.)
You can use this to your advantage when trying to persuade someone to accept your idea. For example, if you’re presenting a business plan for a new product to your board, first review the products you’ve decided NOT to pursue. Doing so gives your audience different options to consider while giving you a reputation as someone who supports open decision-making. This doesn’t mean you should invent lousy alternatives to make your idea appear more impressive. Instead, it’s a way to guide your audience through your own decision-making process – what you’ve tested, why something worked or didn’t work – while making a more convincing case for your idea. Providing testimonials can also achieve the same effect.
Adapted from “To Persuade Others, Give Them Options” by Steve Martin
Monday, 13 July 2015
You're the CEO and you want to form your own inner circle. And as we know, in many organizations a lot of the decision-making power resides with the CEO’s inner circle. You must be very careful here. Many people want to break into this elite club by employing various strategies, some of them unthinkable and unpalatable. These three criteria should be your must haves before taking them in:
1. Make their numbers.
As a CEO you want to know that s/he can achieve the objectives set for him/her – and that s/he’s accountable. If they make excuses when they fail, then they should not be in your inner circle.
2. Do they always spring surprises?
If bad news is about to hit, did they tell senior management before it materializes? If you find out about the bad news from a board member or worse, from the media, be rest assured that these are incompetent people and unsure of themselves who shouldn't be let in.
3. Prove their loyalty.
Ask any CEO, and they will tell you that they still feel vulnerable. They know that one or more of their direct reports want their job. If you want to know whether they're loyal to you or not, be wary of people who are cozying up to board members or forming coalitions with peers.
Adapted from “How to Break into Your CEO’s Inner Circle” by Jacques Neatby
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