Allyship at the workplace

This is something new to me. Basically, Melinda Epler stresses the way forward to build a better team, in which the team members support each other. I agree with her, it is more essential to create allies in an organisation rather than competitors. Competition will drive employees to be more self-centred and for allies, on the other hand, what matters is contribution.

A spotlight stealer

I got this term from my son. He was telling me a story about his friends. And the funny thing was that there was a friend labelled as a spotlight stealer. According to my son, it is okay to steal the spotlight once a while but don’t do it all the time. Hence, this friend of his was not in a good book of others since he was an attention seeker and I guess he was not a good team player.

People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight

Managing Anger

My daughter wrote on her IG status about her regret for being angry and she was disappointed when her heart betrayed her brain. Two best quotes to calm your anger are

Manage your anger since people can’t manage their stupidity


You cannot see your reflection in boiling water

Similarly you cannot see truth in a state of anger

Keep a gratitude journal

I was looking for something to read on how to be positive toward others. And I came across this website entitled Benefits of Thinking Positively, and How to Do It

One tip that struck me was keep a gratitude journal. This is something new to me. Yes, I agree with the article. Look at the good side and be content with what Allah has given us. That will keep us positive.

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاء رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ ﴿١٦﴾

So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?