1705, 2016

Social Comparison and Its Negative Consequences

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections, Psychology|Tags: , , |

About a year ago, a friend contacted me out of the blue as he was having a hard time busting out of a slump. He had been down for a couple of months and just could not seem to lift his spirits no matter how hard he tried. Through our discussion, it was clear he was exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of depression.

905, 2016

Bringing the Negative to Positive Psychology and Reality to the Mindfulness Movement

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , |

While positive psychology has contributed greatly to the psychology of goal attainment, at times the links between psychology and reaching one’s aspirations take a step too far. One cannot simply ‘think and grow rich’ as much as we might wish this to be so.

3003, 2016

Lest We Forget: 5 Key Lessons in Leadership from Lee Kuan Yew

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |

The impact of LKY’s thinking on me, as an expatriate in Singapore, has been profound. While I was aware of him prior to arriving in the country in 2013, it is only since my arrival that I have undertaken the readings required to develop a more detailed glimpse into his thinking.

2103, 2016

Grit: The Power to Overcome

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Performance, Personal Reflections|Tags: , , , |

Combining grit with the realisation that obstacles are part of the journey helps one to take a positive attitude to the challenges that are a part of life. Rather than being despondent about yet another challenge, it is an opportunity to further strengthen oneself and develop the required skill sets to perform at an even higher level.

2501, 2016

Gratitude: The Attitude That Will Enhance Your Life

January 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections, Psychology|Tags: , |

The reality is that most of us have much to be grateful for. The mere fact that we are conceived and have the opportunity to experience the mystery of life is such a random event of astronomical proportions that gratitude is a very appropriate response!

1401, 2016

100 Pesos: A Lesson in Valuing TIme and Effort

January 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections|Tags: , |

On reflection I may not have taken enough time to establish for myself an internal basis for pricing my time. What is my internal guiding premise to how I value my efforts? By primarily relying on the market to set value I limit myself, by failing to think more deeply about how I value my chosen vocation and my time.

707, 2015

Data Is an Ingredient Not the Meal: 5 Key Things to Think About to Begin Turning Data Into Information

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , , |

Unless you have been shut off from the outside world in recent times you are probably aware that big data is one of the current flavours of the month in business. As an I/O psychologist, I’m particularly interested how this concept of big data is impacting thinking about people problems

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