Entries by Jambar

Lessons From The Military

When talking about the military in Singapore, whether it is a source of woe, joy, or entertainment, there can be no doubt that it plays a large role in defining the way Singaporeans live, especially for the males (for obvious reasons). And we all know how controversial the military can be, with so many debates […]

Teamwork: It Gets Personal

While it is possible to become more socially confident individually by various means, for instance by practising in front a mirror, so on and so forth, in today’s article, we will be exploring social confidence as a team affair. Why? Because teams form a social support system for members in the professional setting: We often […]

Motives: A Game of Truth and Deception

“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”— Charles Dickens Gossip, backstabbing, schemes and plots. The workplace can be a vicious place, especially for one not well-versed in the art of office politics. Even for those familiar with the art, letting one’s guard down, albeit temporarily, can have […]

Carpe Diem, Quam Minimum Credula Postero

“All we are not stares back at what we are.” ― W.H. Auden Our reflections are reflections of ourselves. They depict the story of our lives, our choices, our regrets. And it is seeing what stares back at us in the morning when brushing our teeth, whenever we look into a mirror, and seeing what […]

Co-operation: Achieving One’s Dreams

“I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” ― W.B. Yeats Everyone has ambitions, everyone has dreams. Some make it a point to show others what they want while others adamantly keep their desires hidden, out of the way and secret to others. But that does not […]

Surmounting Your Best: Work in a Team

“It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer.”— Charlotte Brontë Indeed, it is quite the pity when we invest ourselves entirely in a project, expecting to see like returns because of the effort we put in, but receive the reverse of the results that we want, to our dismay. Unfortunately, this […]

Building Teams Through Difference

“Talent perceives differences, Genius unity.”— W.B. Yeats Let’s not care so much about talent and genius — what they are is immaterial for our purposes, and in fact may hinder the development of this discussion. Instead, let us focus on the concept of difference and unity, and how there is unity to be found in […]

Why We Should All Give Second Chances.

Time passes, people change. We all know it. However, how often do we act on this premise? When faced with a person whom we know has done us a wrong turn in the past, or we feel has displayed incompetence in his job, our first reaction is a tendency towards these past events (which obviously […]

Understanding Acceptance

“The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” — Charlotte Brontë It is often the case that we fall under the illusion that we are ourselves exceedingly complex, and far more so compared to others, who appear […]