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Human Resource

“People who are taught a growth mindset see more opportunities for improvement.”

“In a dynamic environment both interact together, so HR systems and methods supporting the performance of the organization are aligned.”

“We in the HR team needs well developed strategic thinking, critical and analytical thinking skills.”

“We know we often have to go into the tiger’s den, so we must be ready for this.”

“We must have respect for the business and find the right time.”

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. We in Human Resource don’t have that problem.”


“At most companies, people spend 2 % of their time recruiting and 75 % managing their recruitment mistakes!”

“A poor interviewer can mess up the employer brand!”

“You need to have a collaborative hiring process.”
– Steve Jobs, Apple

“I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way”
– Lee Iacocca, Ford


“When you tell someone your goal and they acknowledge it, psychologists have found that it’s called a social reality – the mind is almost tricked into thinking that the goal is already done. And then because you’ve felt that satisfaction, you’re less motivated to do the actual hard work necessary.”

“We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast and only very little from a state of things.”
– Sigmund Freud

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
– William James

“Much learning does not teach understanding.”
– Heraclitus

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
–Napoleon Hill

Talent Management

“There is a big difference difference between knowledge and wisdom.”
– CH

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”
― John C. Maxwell


“A “gut feeling” is a chemical signal that your stomach creates to warn the brain of danger.”

“Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun, fall in love, and regret nothing.”

“Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.”

“You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

“Its funny how you can do nice things for someone all the time and they never notice, but if you make one mistake, it’s never forgotten.”
~ Ch

“In the last resort all that matters supremely is heart and character.”
~ Fosco Maraini

“Hope… Sometimes that’s all you have when you have nothing else. If you have it, you have everything.”
~ Ch

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen, and the memories you’ve made along the way.”

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
~ Dr. Robert Anthony

“To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The best feeling in the world is knowing that you actually mean something to someone. This can literally add years to your life.”
~ Ch


“Resistance to change is normal; we should communicate us through the resistance and lead the way to a better everyday working life.”

“There are no we and they, only us all together.”

“If we are going through hell, we keep going.”

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.”
– Philip Crosby

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama

“Change before you have to.”
– Jack Welch

“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!”
– Peter Senge

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“The key to change …… is to let go of fear.”
– Rosanne Cash

“Our only security is our ability to change.”
– John Lilly

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
– Charles Kettering

“Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.”
– Frances Hesselbein

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
– Peter Drucker

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades.”
– John P. Kotter

“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull.”
– Dr. Dennis O’Grady

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business.”
– Mark Sanborn

“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.”
– James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
– Anonymous

“Resisting change is like a chicken attempting to go back into the cracked egg”.
– Lenny Ravich

“Embrace the difference, Embrace the change!”

“Resistance to change is normal; we should communicate us through the resistance and lead the way to a better everyday working life.”

“There are no we and they, only us all together.”

“If we are going through hell, we keep going.”


“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
~ Jack Welsh

“Success comes from having the heart to dream big and the fortitude to see it through.”


“Empathy Can Be Learned by Sharing Positive Experiences”.


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

― André Gide


“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”
– Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

“Management is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.”
– Tommy Lasorda

“Realize that new organizations may need new leadership. Leaders who were competent at leading the predecessor organizations may lack the skills to lead the newly merged entity.”
– Trevor B. Lee


“Dear Santa, next Christmas all I want is a fat bank account, and a fit body. Let’s try not to mix up the two like you did last year ok?”

“You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again.
– Lee Kuan Yew

“The task of the leaders must be to provide or create for them a strong framework within which they can learn, work hard, be productive and be rewarded accordingly. And this is not easy to achieve.”
― Lee Kuan Yew

“If you can’t think because you can’t chew, try a banana.”
(Singapore’s Famous Chewing-Gum Ban)
– Lee Kuan Yew

“The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.”
— Sir Winston Churchill

“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.”
— Chinese

1) Rabbits hop all day, only eat vegetables, but only live 5 years
2) Whales swim all day, only eat fish, only drink water, but are fat
3) Tortoises do nothing energetic but live for 250 years
And you tell me to exercise? I don’t think so!

“I’m opening a gym called “Resolutions.” It will have exercise equipment for the first two weeks of the year then turn into a bar for the rest of it!”

“Instead of calling my bathroom the “John” I call it the “Jim”. That way it sounds better when I say “I go to the Jim first thing every morning”