Malala Power

Awakened by noises, that in my sleepy stupor, sounded as if we were being invaded, I quickly recognized that it was just another overnight thunderstorm here in Singapore.  We’ve experienced quite a few of those in the last month or so.   The storms here can be quite violent, and I often find myself only …

The Empathetic Ice Queen?

In my career over the last 20 years, I have been described as both an “Ice Queen” and a “Highly Empathetic Leader.”   How is it possible that one person can be viewed at such opposite ends of the empathy pole?  To be fair, the ice queen comment came from my much earlier days as …

Flirting with Perfectionism

Lately, I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with Perfectionism.  I seem to have this deep-seeded desire to have him in my life, but continue to push him away every chance I get.  I wonder all the time if he is good for me or not. To my thinking, embracing Perfectionism means having a very specific …