Lee Chong Wei: A Lesson in Leadership & Unity

By Lee Zhi Wei

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” – African proverb

Like many other Malaysians, I was at my wit’s end as I watched the nerve-wracking finale to what was probably Lee Chong Wei’s last opportunity at a gold in the Olympics, which ultimately culminated in an anticlimax of mixed feelings –  of disappointment at his failure to clinch gold, but of pride, too, in how he persevered, stubbornly refusing to surrender. Continue reading “Lee Chong Wei: A Lesson in Leadership & Unity”

Be proud of your affiliations too… just not too proud

By Lee Zhi Wei

Yesterday, I saw a piece from Harvard Business Review being shared on Facebook, entitled “Be Proud Of Your Accomplishments, Not Your Affiliations“, in which the author put forth a case that institutional prestige matters considerably less in today’s world.

[Before you proceed, it would be a good idea to read the original HBR piece!] Continue reading “Be proud of your affiliations too… just not too proud”