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    Saturday, November 11, 2017

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    Be A Leader

    Leadership is scary

    Leadership is scary. No, this isn’t a Stephen King type article on leadership, so no scary music or creatures creeping up on you when you least expect it. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be so scary.

    A presidential example

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence; July 4, 1776, first drafted by Thomas Jefferson)

    Career Advice

    Bad boss but successful organisation?

    One morning in September 2010, an associate of mine was slated to interview the chief executive officer (CEO) of a company with an impressive financial record. The aim of the interview was to highlight the company’s success. It wasn’t the kind of uncomfortable interview that sought to probe the possibility of malpractice.

    A Day in the Life

    Reaching the summit

    Mount Rinjani is the second highest active volcano in Lombok island, Indonesia. A notoriously challenging climb, definitely not for the faint of heart and where a considerable level of physical fitness is needed to complete the hike successfully.

    Hard Talk

    Breaking stereotypes

    At a training-of-trainers workshop I attended, the participants were broken into groups of five and asked to present a 25-minute human rights training session targeting law students and young lawyers.