Thursday, January 15, 2009
“The people who turn out to be the best leaders are those who have previously been the best followers.”
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I'm not really aware what is happening in the Middle East lately - until fairly recently then my focus of attention was being dragged towards the chaotic situation in that said place. Arguably, the characters shown in the editorial cartoon (which I secured while browsing the net) above might probably provide the hints...( I wonder if the qualities of those characters embeded within our "aspirants" and the existing political figures... the merrier it is the competitive it's gonna be... or the "messy" it's gonna be...Really???)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Office politics "is the use of one's individual or assigned power within an employing organization for the purpose of obtaining advantages beyond one's legitimate authority. Those advantages may include access to tangible assets, or intangible benefits such as status or pseudo-authority that influences the behavior of others. Both individuals and groups may engage in Office Politics."
Office politics also refers to the way co-workers act among each other. It can be either positive or negative.
Whereas Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. The term is generally applied to behavior within civil governments, but politics has been observed in all human group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religous institutions. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and refers to the regulation of a political unit and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.
Political science (also political studies) is the study of political behavior, and examines the acquisition and application of power. Related areas of study include political philosophy, which seeks a rationale for politics and an ethic of public behavior, and public administration, which examines the practices of governance.
My hypothesis is that, both the concepts of “politics” are actually interrelated with one another – as both are being employed by means of obtaining the ultimate aim – that is “profit”.
And of cause, literally, “profit” itself could be defined into several terms – the most typical are that of the “monetary and material profit” which are tangible, and “profit” which are intangible – those could not be seen by our very vision – they could be in the forms of “verbal recognition”, “legitimate empowered authority”, etc.
Basically, within the organization, politics itself is the process where the system and policy are being fomulated and implemented – while, office politics on the other hand, is the “game” played within the political system and policy of the organization. As mentioned in the precedent paragraph – the consequences could be favourable and unfavourable.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I'll continue later...it's time for the interlude..feel terribly sleepy.. Bule tahan Igu..tiada rethoric-rethoric..(Mr. Daniel Jebon was my former Pengajian Am / General Studies "sifu")
It is just because of these few recollections that unexpectedly have come across into my mind of the significance use of the "jar" - i.e. it has been used as a burial jar, stuffing the intoxicating rice wine, as a dowry (the many you have the richer you are in the olden days) as well as an an antique.Only for the debut...