“When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.” (Angela Merkel)

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to delegates during the European People’s Party Congress at the convention centre, Dublin, Ireland, Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Jakarta, 8 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja 

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“……, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.” (Malala Yousafzai)

Jakarta, 7 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” (Peter Drucker)

Jakarta, 6 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” (Author Unknown)

Jakarta, 5 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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The flame of hope

Very inspiring.

The words untrammelled..

Life is a sequel of changes. Nothing remains the same, neither sorrow nor happiness. There are rare occasions when we get what we want. What comes to our rescue during tough times is that flickering flame of hope. This hope gives us courage to dream and power to pursue our dreams. It gives you strength to live even when you know these dreams may not come true. It enables you to confront the inevitable circumstances in life. It lets us dream at night and wake up in the morning with a thought that may be the next sunrise would bring a smile on our face. When everything goes against our will, this flickering flame shows a way in the dark leaving us on the path of optimism.

Copyright 2017 Chitkala Mulye (Chitkala Aditosh)

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Understand and Respect the Role of Others (Peter Mills)

Organizations have extensive networks of people working together, and unless there is a clear understanding of the accountabilities and authorities of other roles and strong understanding of the legitimate nature of these working relationships, work will be inefficient and conflict can occur. Successful managers understand and respect the role of others.

Managers do not work alone, they have working relationships with their own direct team and their own manager. They also work across teams, with other managers and with people in specialist roles. They work in the context of a working organization. To be successful, managers must not only understand their own role and that of their direct reporting team, they need to understand the role of others in the organization. Managers deal with five main types of roles. These are:

  • Their direct reporting team members
  • Their own manager
  • Other peer managers
  • Their manager-once-removed-their manager’s manager
  • Specialist/cross-functional roles

These different roles, each with specific and complementary accountabilities and authorities, are essential to the effective working of an organization.

Source: Peter Mills, “LEADING PEOPLE: THE 10 THINGS Successful Managers Know and Do”, Sydney, Australia: GOKO Publishing, 2016, pages 29-30.

Jakarta, 4 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING (Jeff Wolf)

…… the successful ones (leaders) are ambitious and self-motivated. They wake up each morning with a positive attitude that carries them through the rest of the day.

Each of us has a similar choice. We can either wake up with a positive attitude or grumble and groan (like Grumbling George) with a negative attitude. I look at it this way: If I wake up above ground in the morning and can see myself in the mirror, I’m positive. Positive attitudes can take us a long way; leaders with positive attitudes can take everybody else around them on the same journey. They’re the pied pipers of business.

Success requires a whatever-it-takes attitude – whatever it takes to get the job done, within ethical business constraints. There are no shortcuts. Ethical business constraints is a key term because we’ve witnessed, over the last few years, despicable behavior, with the fall of Andersen, Enron, and many other companies.

(Taken from Jeff Wolf with Ken Shelton, “SEVEN DISCIPLINES OF A LEADER – How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve Maximum Effectiveness”, Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2015, page 26.)

Jakarta, 3 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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10 TOXIC Personalities Living Inside You (Marc of www.marcandangel.com)

Jakarta, 2 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” (Socrates)

Jakarta, 1 November 2017

Frans Indrapradja 

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“Peace is the result of re-training your mind to process life as it is rather than you think it should be.” (Author Unknown)

Jakarta, 31 October 2017

Frans Indrapradja 

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