Today’s #neverdrift session was on the topic of leadership with Sasha Foo (MD of DBS) where she distilled 30 years of her high-flying career into some key takeaways for us!
Regardless of our age or position, we always have the opportunity to influence and inspire the people around us. A good leader executes well, communicates clearly, drive performance, has solid work ethic, cuts through bullshit to get things done. A great leader also energises people around them, fights an
A conscious effort to live intentionally means getting clear on what you want (and don’t want) in your life and knowing your own definition of success. It also comes from being self-aware of our own strengths, weaknesses, what energises us and what drains our energy.
This comes together when you create a 5 and 10 year vision for yourself. When you write your own story connecting who you are, who you want to be and what your priorities are, it ensures that you are heading to
“Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” In this #neverdrift session, Joey Lee (Founder of Poke Theory/Alter Ego) shared with us his entrepreneurial journey. We were so inspired by his passion and tenacity. More importantly, I really appreciated him for being so personal. Many think entrepreneurship is fun and glamorous but it honestly takes so much hard work, sacrifice, risk + causes much stress & anxiety. As
Today we had the privilege of having Mr Ong Ho Sim, former CEO of PUB and the awardee of the 1993 Public Administration (Gold) medal at our 2nd #neverdrift session of the year. He shared with us his experience working with MM LKY, how he negotiated our water agreement with Malaysia - among other interesting stories.
He also spoke about passion, courage (having the “why not?” mindset), consistency, knowing your shit, being sharp, a growth mindset (think global as well) and h
On Saturday, to close out the IWD month and Q1 2019, we had the pleasure of hearing from Kexin Lim - SMU’s first female valedictorian + the first alumna to be appointed to the SMU Board of Trustees. Since graduating from SMU, besides climbing to the top ranks in PWC, she still remained involved in political and community work to give back and to stay grounded.
I really loved how authentic Kexin is during the sharing:
1. She reminded us not to compare someone’s highlight ree
Last weekend, we had the pleasure of inviting Ms Jacqueline Poh, Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and the ex-CEO of GovTech to #neverdrift!
a) She shared from a recent demographic study that (1) a baby born today will live to an average age of 85 and that (2) Singapore has just overtook Japan in life expectancy. We should learn how to lead our lives in a more sustainable manner. Counting backwards really helps to put things into perspective.
Assuming I live u
Was watching an interview on YouTube of Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber and this really stood out to me.
1. Are you at a place where you are personally making a difference?
2. Are you at a place that is making a difference?
#impact #intention #neverdrift
Last weekend, we had the pleasure of inviting Ting Lim, Head of Singapore Capital Markets at JLL, to #NeverDrift. JLL is one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world. Ting has led numerous high profile projects in the last 15 years in cross border transactions, join venture structuring and assisted in raising in excess of US$10Bn of foreign capital.
We asked her how she sustained being a high performer throughout her career all while taking care of her 3 kids
In the 16th session of #Neverdrift, we had the pleasure of learning from Mr Sandeep Bhalla (ex-MD of Citibank, ex-CEO of NTUC Link and Enterprise, current Senior Advisor at BCG).
Despite his very busy schedule (he had 6 flights in the past week), we are very thankful that he spent part of his Saturday with us, sharing with us some nuggets of wisdom from his career journey of 20+ years.
3 important takeaways: 1) The environment that you are in, more often than not, pre-defi
Honoured to have Uma Thana Balasingam (Co-Founder of Lean In Singapore Chapter) to join our #neverdrift session! Always heartening to see people who have achieved success in their field, look back and help others along their journey as well. Very inspirational!
Today’s topic was on ‘Negotiations and Tough Conversations’. I feel that many people (esp those like myself with <2-3 years in the working world) struggle with this simply because we are afraid of rejection, confront