- Blind Bigotry (it’s not people with visual impairments who can’t see, it’s the sighted who are blind)
- Empathy for “stubborn” seniors
- Easter (and Good Friday) in the midst of Covid-19
- Girls (and Boys, well all People): Be Fearless and Live Dangerously!
- There is no such thing as “feminine” or “masculine” values or traits. They are all just great human values or traits.
Category Archives: Microsoft
I just read this article published a little over a week ago in USA today in which Satya Nadella talks about how leaders need to not freak people out when mistakes occur and should instead give their people cover to solve the real problem. Citing the example … Continue reading
Whenever I am invited by an organization to speak at a Diversity conference or event, I am often asked to address work-life balance and flexible working, presumably because tech firms ought to know a thing or two about flexible working. To which I … Continue reading
Yesterday, I had a business meeting with some folks from an NGO looking for my company to sponsor one of their events. I had offered to meet the person at a mall in the west as it was near where she worked (she was … Continue reading
Similar to the last time when I wrote a similarly-titled post, my story starts a day before. On Thursday evening, Erica came up to me and asked, “Mummy, are you coming to school tomorrow for the IJ Olympics to support me?”, … Continue reading
It’s International Women’s Day today and whilst we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of women at work and at home and the progress we have made in gender equality and reflect on how much more we have to do, I … Continue reading
The Olio Bites Cafe at Level 21 within the Microsoft offices at One Marina Boulevard closed on Feb 29 to make way for renovations and a new operator moving in in a few weeks’ time. Occupying pride of place on the wall next to the cashier counter … Continue reading
I read this article yesterday about a CEO who takes applicants out for breakfast and lunch. He would arrive early at the appointed restaurant and promise a huge tip to the waiter to mess up his interviewee’s order (i.e. overcooked, undercooked, or just … Continue reading
On Thursday, we ran a leadership simulation workshop with Peak Teams for our APAC Leadership Forum. It was such great satisfaction to see months of planning hard work turn finally into reality with the ballroom at The South Beach buzzing as 250 leaders in the room engaged in deep discussions … Continue reading
Well, I actually have to start first with what I did last week on my Thursday morning… Scrolling through my WhatsApp messages, I spied one from my daughter’s childcare reminding parents that the school will be having Chinese New Year celebrations … Continue reading
I have a sticker on my work laptop that says “This is my office”. And it truly is. As long as I have my laptop, anywhere I am can become my office with the touch of a button (the power … Continue reading