The Paradox of Planning / Uncertainty Survival Skills

Title sounds cool, eh? It’s actually simple: make a plan if you can, have a growth mindset toward uncertainty, improvise effectively when things didn’t work as planned. LOL. I was once received a feedback from someone because I rarely planned things in detail. My excuse was usually to give rooms for improvisation / impromptu ideas …

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No, Not Again! – and Things We Could Get from the Past

I met some of my best friends last night. We played bowling, had dinner, and continued with some beers and talks. By talks, obviously I address to the discussion about what we did together in certain period of time – in the past. Interestingly, a friend of mine quoted such nice words: “the past is …

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Lost, Broken, and Disappointment: Pieces of a Career Journey

Weeks ago, I experienced unpleasant but interesting feeling as part of my career journey so far. I felt that I lost my identity - broken the trust and respects I gained, disappointing many people - and heavily stressed because of that. However, above all – I learned a lot and hopefully this experience could fuel …

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The 3 F-words I Need to Work On This Year

It’s been almost 2 months since we started to live in the year of 2019. I personally feel that time moves faster than I ever experienced before. I remember in earlier this year, I questioned myself on what am I going to do this year. I heard some nice what-so-called resolutions or aspirations from friends …

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HR/HC, Digitalization, and the Rise of Useless (or better use Precariat) Class

Spending few hours in Senayan area yesterday, I had a very nice discussion with an HR leader, in which she asked my opinion on digitalization of HR and work in general. She started with this question: “Do you believe that digitalization is the right thing for the future of HR (and work)?”. I mean, yeah, …

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A Short Note: Learning in Difficult Situations

Can we undo what we’ve done in the past? An obvious answer: no. Yet we can do something else for now and in the future. We made mistakes – or maybe because only we put them into several contexts, they became mistakes. And obviously we only could take some learning points from those. The question …

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Adding the ‘Fun’ Element (into Your Workplace)

Why do you work? To earn money, to self-actualize yourself, to find meanings, to gain more knowledge and experiences, or simply to be you? Whatever that is, don’t ever let what you’re doing obstructs you to have fun. I know lots of companies and organizations offer their employees such ‘fun workplaces’ with various facilities (game-center, …

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A Short Note: We Always Can Choose – and Have to Choose …

It’s a classic topic. Yet I think will always be relevant if we believe that life is a chain of decisions on what we chose to think, to see, to feel, and to do. Although sometimes it seems like we don’t have any choice – it’s still actually a choice: whether to accept ‘that only …

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