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Gerald Ebenezer
New Zealand
Creating a ruckus with like-minded people
Interests: Corporate professional on everything leadership, small business, mindset, strategy, tactics
Recent Activity
I observed something very interesting today. What we take for granted in one country is totally considered unacceptable in another. The issue is one where I noticed that someone was not really equipped for the role they were in . The way they do things here is to accept it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Careermentors
I have always thought about what it would be like to work in another country with people of different upbringing and culture. Although this opportunity did not emerge in my past 20 years of working experience, I have had the opportunity of interacting and engaging with people from different backgrounds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Careermentors
I was fortunate to read the book by Marshall Goldsmith - "What got you here, wont get you there". This is one of the main reasons I think many struggle to get to the next level in their careers. We rest on our past successes or laurels as you might... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Careermentors
I have been preoccupied with the idea of what it takes for mid-career professionals to achieve a breakthrough of some sort in their work roles. It turns out that most of the challenges come in the form of understanding how to work with others be it a boss, peer or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Careermentors
I have wondered about what it takes to capitalise on an opportunity that presents itself every now and then. Having the courage to act quickly is right up there, so is making an informed decision I think. It is acknowledged that opportunities don't last forever and hence the saying the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I have always had the tendency to want to see the big picture in everything I set out to do especially if it involves hard work and some sacrifice in the short term. At the same time, I have realised that knowing the big picture alone is not enough for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
It would be fair to say that the typical genius we know is known for their intellectual ability and extraordinary achievements. Most of them tend to be a bit quirky. What if we defined genius very differently? Instead of focusing on the achievement, what if we focus on how they... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
It's quite natural for many of us to seek to impress as many people as possible as we all want to be liked. Then I have also come across many others who are quite selective in their approach. I caught an impression of this in the show "the greatest showman"... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I managed to watch the "The greatest showman" enroute to KL from christchurch recently. It was a fascinating movie of sorts with a big musical element and an even greater story. Hugh Jackman in pursuit of his dream, identified a bunch of society misfits with hidden talents, got them to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
When I look back, I have often struggled with the idea of making a big decision, often relying on the reassurance of loved ones and wise counsel. It turns out that the way to see clearly is to ask the question of "what do we really, really want now?". No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I was a bit surprised to learn that introverts and extroverts have about equal representation in this world. Leaders often have a perceived notion that extroverts demonstrate more presence in the dynamics of the corporate circle. Introverts are often caught unprepared by real world expectations with a higher regard and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I remember taking my children to the open sea during the many occasions we were on holiday. The sound of the waves can be quite daunting for young kids. My kids are not the adventurous type and I had to cajole them to go near the water. Before long, they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
When we are in the reception of an organisation, we are invited to see what the mission, vision and sometimes the values of the organisation are. For the visitor, it can be difficult to appreciate what the values mean beyond the beautiful articulation of the words and the attractive frame... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
We are all quite aware of the laws of our land and tend to do our best to comply to avoid negative repercussions. The same could not be said of the more powerful yet unseen spiritual laws at work that impacts our lives. One that I can remember clearly over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I have heard the idea that the "riches is in the niches" quite a bit lately. Marketers have to be quite selective in who they are intending to serve to first focus their limited resources at their disposal to add value. It seems to be a huge mindset shift away... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I have asked myself the question of what does it take to succeed in any endeavour of significance. Trusting in God almighty is without question but what else is required? When I looked back at how my life has progressed over the last three decades, one theme has stood out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
Back in the day when I used to play games like monopoly and scrabble with family and friends, the goal was to win at all cost. You only felt good if you had won. The game itself did not matter as much. In today's virtual world, it's amazing to see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
When we think about something totally new especially something that could take us to an entirely new level, a plethora of discomforting thoughts and feelings seems to engulf us. The very habits that has served us well in the past seems to hold us back. It can be seen as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
We are accustomed to arguing the logic of our thinking when we are seeking to make a point. The unfortunate thing is that this approach does not seem to prevail all the time whether it's at work or at home. I have been advised that something that is far more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
We often think we don't know enough or are not 'expert' in a particular area to help someone progress. I have had this perception in the past. Having said that, we also don't have to look far to find groups of people struggling in some way who can always stand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
It is quite difficult to persuade anyone to do something they don't believe in. Even if they eventually oblige, it is probably just to please without any assurance of future success. This does not seem to stop the rigorous attempts to persuade people at work and in the family circle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
The multitude of technology tools out there seems to complicate decision making for the average person. The one question often asked by nearly everyone to the expert is "which tool is the best". I am guilty of asking the same question numerous times. The solution only becomes clear when we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I have noticed something odd about setting goals by a certain date where the reward is looming at the end. An example many of us can resonate with is the idea of dieting to lose weight by a certain date. When the weight goal has been achieved, more often than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I noticed a Red Cross stand in a shopping mall last weekend and stopped to listen out of curiosity. Ben, one of the guys manning the store quickly got me interested in their cause. I resisted the temptation to commit despite his dogged persistence. Somehow it felt really good to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Gerald's Blog
I am a firm believer that trust is at the cornerstone in every relationship we have, whether its at home or at work. The ability to influence depends somewhat on the level of trust we have established in any relationship. The unfortunate thing is that takes much longer time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Gerald's Blog