We all have a father and a mother, and whether they have been present or absent in our lives, we are all aware that their roles and their impact on our lives have been very different. As mentioned on page 159 of Winning with Honour, ask any child what he thinks, and he or she will tell you that their mother and father are different. As one saying goes: “The mother buys the toy; the father is the toy!” No doubt there is a degree…Continue Reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Happy Labour Day! Be the best that you can be

On this Labour Day holiday in Singapore, be inspired by this migrant worker’s rags-to-riches story and his big-hearted ex-employer who encouraged him to strike it out on his own. You can read the full article that was published in the Straits Times here. The son of poor rice farmers in India, Mr Mani came to Singapore as a penniless migrant worker. Through his resourcefulness and eagerness to learn, he became a boss of his own company that recorded a revenue of S$2.5 million last year. Mr Mani…Continue Reading “Happy Labour Day! Be the best that you can be”

Honour Resilience…know that YOUR LIFE MATTERS

In this article published in the Straits Times on 27 April 2017,  Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, shared how she helped her young children deal with their grief after their father (Sheryl’s husband, Dave) died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia two years ago. Apart from getting advice from her friend who counsels grieving children, she also sought the advice of her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist and professor who studies how people find motivation and meaning, to find out how she could…Continue Reading “Honour Resilience…know that YOUR LIFE MATTERS”

As we start a new week, a new month and a new quarter, let us be inspired by this video entitled “Unsung Heros”, and think about why we should choose to honour kindness, even though it might not make us rich or famous. As mentioned in a previous blog and on page 11-17 of Winning with Honour, research has shown that transcendence – that is, helping others self-actualize and be the best that they can be – is the highest need of every human being….Continue Reading “Why should we honour kindness?”