Tuesday, February 22, 2011

De-frogging PKR

It is unfortunate that when one thinks of katak lompat,PKR comes to mind. In the past, such references are usually reserved for politicians from Sabah & Sarawak but we now have our fair share of Katak Lompats from Semenanjung as well.

Why would a politician who is elected by the Rakyat betray their trust and jump ship?

There are always " push and pull factors" involved when a Wakil rakyat jumped ship.The push factors can be generalized as unhappiness/ dissatisfaction and the pull factors are options that are viewed as better or offering better potential.

In a nutshell a potential frog exists if a Wakil Rakyat is unhappy, dissatisfied (push) or is greedy, ambitious, unscrupulous, unethical(pull).

To counter this, a good attract and retain strategy must be developed-to resource,nuture and protect our Wakil Rakyats from leaving or being lured by our competitors. This is HR (Human Resource) territory.

How do we establish a good attract and retention strategy?Start by benchmarking best practices and talking to your star performers.

In HR, we say that to eliminate theft, we should not hire thieves. So,by extension,to defrog -don't recruit frogs! A good recruitment process can help to eliminate frogs or potential frogs from being hired. Again, past performance is good indicator of future performance.

Lets start rolling and put in a good recruitment and retention system to eliminate the Kataks .The Rakyat does not expect any less.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If you are a Malaysian patriot,please stand up

If I ask this question to the 30 odd million Malaysians ,I dare bet that everyone would standup in a blink.

What would such a response show? That all of us regardless of our political affiliation ,race,religious beliefs, gender, educational background, social status etc believe that we are Malaysians and this sense of belonging unites us as one.

We see this bond especially when we meet another Malaysian outside Malaysia.Yet, within our shores ,it is a different story.

But it was not like this before. People from the time of Independence ,did feel proud to be Malaysians but this feeling has waned today.

Why? Because we are not proud of what our Malaysia has become, right?

But if we believe ourselves to be Malaysian patriots, we must restore this pride by correcting the wrongs done against our beloved Malaysia.

The people of Egypt have demonstrated that they are patriots first regardless of their political affiliation.Its noteworthy that only one flag(not political party flags) is being waved,the Egyptian flag, a symbol of their unity.

The Egyptians stood up and took back their country from a corrupt regime and today they wave the Egyptian flag with pride.People power(Kuasa Rakyat) once again reigns supreme, as it has in the past ,under different names.

We too can restore Malaysia to its former glory but we can only do this if we stand up as One People.

As we begin this journey for a better Malaysia, lets rally and unite behind the Jalur Gemilang. Lets fly our Malaysian flag,include the flag in our blogs/websites/print media  and sing the Negaraku at every opportunity.And Godwilling ,we can be like the generation before us -fiercely proud to be Malaysians.

YES,we can!