The slaughter of the Philippines National Police – Special Action Force personnel #fallen44 in #Mamasapano have troubled me deeply. Where is peace? What is the price of freedom from the clutches of terror, greed and corruption, ineptitude and disunity? Where is justice and righteousness? Where is the dream that my country of birth will soar again? Though […]Read More Beautiful, Beautiful Philippines (May Peace Be Yours in Abundance)
“All these pieces Broken and scattered In mercy gathered Mended and whole … Amazing grace!” It was the end of winter, but the house and yard still looked bleak from the street.It was empty, of course. Which made it look more lonely, dejected.The shrubs were overgrown. The garden looked tired. I turned off the key in […]Read More Making New Memories
“Tell me of the time you experienced a crisis and how did you handle it?” Phil, the interviewer, asked me. “Do I tell you of the worst personal crisis I ever faced or do I just mention one of many I have handled well at work?” I thought. “The worst crisis I ever faced was not at work, Phil. Would you like […]Read More Crucible Moment
90 Countries! In early July 2014, I opened my blog to the public, the big wide world. Six months later, my readership has spread across 90 countries, simply because people shared the posts with their social circles. The four largest reader groups come from the Philippines (Naturally! I was born there and I have family and friends who […]Read More Welcoming 2015 (Readers Across 90 Countries)
I am blessed to have a small and growing number of readers across thirty-four countries after only two months since starting this blog. Thank you to those who visit this site regularly. Jeannette says she reads my posts with a mug of coffee on hand! Why not try that with a friend? Thank you for getting […]Read More Two Months, Thirty-Four Countries. Thank You!
Three weeks ago I released my blog to the big, wide world. I was nervous. I had only blogged before in the protected world of a company intranet. Yet, I chose to thread personal stories in my posts to illustrate the power of the idea — that it is not limited to work; it can […]Read More 3 weeks old and 1,000 visits. Thank You!
In Leading Change: Up Close and Personal, my son asked: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how conversations started in the family as we explored the answer to ‘Why’. The answer connected to each family member in a deep way. This built a strong foundation for us to weather the […]Read More Managing Change: Up Close and Personal
Is life just a cycle of eating, sleeping, studying, working, playing, fun interspersed with sorrows, some wins, a few losses, gathering trophies and accolades, medals, fame, fortune, then passing them on to others. Is that it? Is that all there is to life? When I was in university studying for a degree in Chemical Engineering, […]Read More I Looked for the Meaning and Purpose of Life and This is What I Found
Young boy to mother: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how the conversations started in the family, as we considered the offer to relocate to the US and for me to lead the global transformation programs for my then employer, a leading telco equipment vendor. The conversations revolved around “Why”. […]Read More Leading Change: Up Close and Personal