Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Firstly, on behalf of INCOVAR, we wish to say goodluck & best wishes to all our brothers and sisters currently striving very hard in the final exams! Right effort good results.
Due to the exam fever, and for a chance for those final year students who'd yet to register, the closing date for the 3rd IGC is extended to 27th April 2008. We really hope you can benefit from this powerhouse 2-day course where we sought to bring out the successful corporate Buddhist in you! Don't let this chance to slip pass you to meet corporate managers bro. Keek Seng Bee, bro. Tan Huat Chye, bro. Benny Liow and bro. Charlie Chia... amongst those guest speakers invited.
And how often do we have a chance to attend lessons on grooming? Does being Buddhist truly give us the advantage in the working world? Let's find out more and give ourselves a chance to explore the possibilities!
Friday, April 18, 2008
The first project from MEtzTeam
To know more about MEtzTeam
*backstreet boys pose?!*
Monday, April 14, 2008
Eligibility? All final year undergraduates and also young working adults.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Presentation by KP
Monday, April 07, 2008
INCOVAR committee members adhere to very high standards when planning for the INCOVAR camps. The working committee is set up several months prior to the actual camp date, and from thereon plenty of regular meetings, special workshops such as the Induction, PCIC, Pre-Camp, etc. form the basis of a strong and meaningful camp for all participants.
Not to bore all of you with such details, but rest assured that every activity that we plan has gone through stringent planning, debate and examination.
Here's 2 scans which are unrelated to the IDC, but it shows some of the planning process that goes through our brains...
An Inspiration from Nee Sern at 5:18:00 PM
Saturday, April 05, 2008
by Fran Kick
The best definition of leadership I can share is by way of an example. At a leadership conference before it began, one person saw that the room was kind of a mess. There were papers on the floor, a Coke® can in the corner, and other miscellaneous remnants indicating that an entire day of classes had occurred in this lecture hall. Before we started the session, one person got up out of his chair, picked up a piece of paper and the Coke® can, threw them out and sat back down. Not less than maybe 30-60 seconds later, two other people got up, went around and picked up trash near their chairs, threw it out and sat back down. That first person was leading by the most effective form of leadership possible, leading by example.
No one went up to that first person and said, "Hello, we’d like to appoint you the official room picker-upper and give you two assistant room picker-uppers." They did not receive any special consideration, grandiose title, extra bonus points, cash incentive or reward. They took Nike's® advice and just did it. No one even went up to the other two people who helped out and said, "Look at that! Did you see what that person did? Now if you were even half that responsible, aware, or caring, you’d help out too!" They didn't get any that-a-boy's, pats on the back, gold stars, happy face stickers or candy bar rewards. They saw someone take the lead and they followed.
Leaders do what needs to be done,
when it needs to be done,
whether they want to or not,
without being asked
...which in the words of Thomas Huxley is what it takes to be successful in this world. It's about a different level of awareness more than anything else. Leaders see opportunities to make something happen and they act on it.
Leaders pay attention to more than appearances. They notice the small details as well as the big picture; things that others miss. Leaders take the initiative in making things happen because they see opportunities before others do. You've probably heard the saying, There are three types of people in the world, those who...
Make things happen,
watch things happen,
or wonder what's happening!
Everyone has varying degrees of how well they pay attention to the world around them. If you’re the type of person who pays attention at a very high level, you'll tend to see more opportunities and therefore make more things happen. If you're the type of person who just pays attention to what they "have to" to "just get by," then chances are you may notice a few opportunities, but for the most part you'll tend to notice other people making things happen and then you'll join in. If, however, you’re the type of person who doesn't pay attention at all, you're not going to even notice the opportunities. You'll occasionally notice other people making things happen, but most of the time you'll wonder what's happening.
It's your choice based on how well you pay attention. Are you going to make something happen and take the lead? Are you going to just watch things happen and follow? Or are you gong to wonder what's happening? The first person at that leadership workshop was paying attention, saw an opportunity to make something happen and took the lead. The two other people who were watching what happened saw the first person's example and followed. Everyone else in the room probably didn't even notice what happened. Leaders pay attention, make things happen and KICK IT IN!
© 2008 Fran Kick. Used with permission. http://www.kickitin.com/
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Let's see how much you know about us…
1. BGF stands for Buddhist Gem Fellowship but it started off as Buddhist Graduate Fellowship in the eighties. So,what is BGF new tagline that was incorporated after Y2K?
2. There are many portfolios under the umbrella of BGF. Name any 3 portfolios.
3. i.gemz CD was launched quite some time ago. The event was graced by our very own Datuk Dr Victor Wee. So, what was the exact date of the launching?
4. IDC started many years ago; somewhere in the eighties. In what year was the 1st INCOVAR Dhamma Camp held?
5. Name the venue of the following camps:
a. 24th IDC
b. 25th IDC
c. 26th IDC
d. 27th IDC
e. 28th IDC
So keep pouring in your answers. The first to get all correct answers shall get a 75% discount off the camp fee and a set of Sasanarakkha music inspired by Datuk Dr Victor Wee.
Previous winners are not allowed to contest again. So good luck!
*for easy tracking of entries, please use the comments function of this post*