Review: The One Minute Manager

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“People Who Feel Good about Themselves, Produce Good Result”

It’s about the man who try to find what he called and Effective Manager.

After I have read The One Minute Manager, here are some important points summarized in this precious book.

One Minute Goals: Summary

1. Agree on your goals.

2. See what good behavior looks like.

3. Write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paper using less than 250 words.

4. Read and re-read each goal, while requires only a minute or so each time you do it.

5. Take a minute every once in a while out of your day to look at your performance and,

6. See whether of not your behavior matches your goals. (Page.19)

After a young visitor has finished talking with the effective manager,  he approached effective manager’s second staff to make sure what the manager said was right. He learned about One Minute Praising

1. Tell people up front that your going to let them know how they are doing

2. Praise people immediately.

3. Tell people what they did right- be specific.

4. Tell people how good you feel about what they did right, and how it helps the organization and other people who work there.

5. Stop for a moment of silent to let them feel how good you feel

6. Encourage them to do more of the same

7. Shake hand or touch people in a way makes it clear that you support their success in the organization. (Page.26)

Next morning the young boy went to meet the third staff of One Minute Manager. At this time, he noted the third secret of One Minute Manager. It’s about one minute reprimands.

1. Tell people beforehand that you are going to let them know how they are doing and in no uncertain terms.

2. Reprimand people immediately.

3. Tell people what they did wrong—be specific.
4. Tell people how you feel about what they did wrong—and in no uncertain terms.
5. Stop for a few seconds of uncomfortable silence to let them feel how you feel.

6. Shake hands, or touch them in a way that lets them know you are honestly on their
7. Remind them how much you value them.
8. Reaffirm that you think well of them but not of their performance in this situation.
9. Realize that when the reprimand is over, it’s over.

You can further your reading, if you want one to discover why the three secret work to One Minute Manager. Hope you will enjoy reading this book.

Reference: Blanchard, K. & Johnson, S. (1981). The one minute manager. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.


Review: The Purpose of Driven Life(What on Earth I am Here For)

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I have spent three months to finish this book. I can say it was the first great book ever that I was gifted from my Indonesian’s friends(Ribka Elizabeth). Even, I am not christian-ism, this book( christian book) provides me a lot of concepts for living on this planet with the purpose. Thank You, Ribaka, for this genius book.

She was hoping that this book was a blessing for me. It is true.  “Figure out what you are good at. Aim high. Go for it! Be discipline. Believe you can achieve your goals. Involved others. Never give up” is the first quote that inspired me pursue reading this book.

This book is 40 days spiritual journey, but I have spent 90 days to complete my journey. It took my time longer because, it was my first that I committed to finish it. Honestly, I have never had habit of reading book, but I like reading newspaper. Because of this book, I have build the habit of reading since then. That’s why it took more than 90 to finish 334 pages.

Purpose of Driven Life, was written by Rick Warrent. It was sold more than 30 million worldwide. Rick Warrent is a well-known Christant pastor and author.

“What on Earth I am Here For” on the cover page have paused for while. I think when you encounter such question, you will be curious about your existence on this planet.  We are here on this planet for purpose. “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.” It was puzzled for thousands years.

I was starting reading this book with the mention curiosity. Day by day, I got through all amazing journey. 40 day spiritual journey was costless, but it is priceless.

When I was preparing to start new journey to next,  I was ready to explore new thing. It was not about physical travelling. It is all about intellectual travelling.

The spiritual journey on Day 18, Day 19,  Day 20, Day 23, Day 24, Day  36, and Day 37, is the most stunning and amazing among the 40 days of journey.

Day 18, is about “Experiencing Life Together”. This is the most touching one. I have experienced it while i was in Jakarta and have shared this with Pursat Alumni Association how to be together and meaning of being togetherness. ” Life Is meant to share”.

The rest of journey you can explore by yourselves, and I bet your will your way of living by reading this book. It guide you to be the real people. It guide you is not only you, but you is part of community.

The underneath  are some quotes  for the Purpose Of Driven Life.

:-)”Hope is as essential to your life as air and water. You need hope to cope”

:-)”Genuine friendship is built on disclosure “

:-)”Great opportunity may come once in lifetime, but small opportunities surround us everyday”

:-)” We only grow by taking risks, and the most difficult risk of all is to be hones with ourselves and with others”

🙂 🙂 :-):-)

If you want to read this book I will share with you!  “Life is meant to share”:-)


Dontrey Magazine (Music Magazine)

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“Dontrey” Magazine was produced in 2010 by a group of young professional journalism student under the initiative and supervision of Dr. Professor Tilman Baumgartel.

We spent one semester to complete this amazing magazine.  It has been two years already, however “Dontrey” Magazine always reminise the old memories while we were working together to accomplish such a great achievement and student’s life at Department of Media and Communication.

This magazine covers: the Contemporary Music, Golden Age of Cambodia Music, The Hidden Treasure, etc. You will find it as useful resource for your comprehension on music in Cambodia.

Rolling Cambodia (Skateboard in Cambodia)

Rolling Cambodia is my first documentary video that I and my team  had produce while we were a junior student at Department of Media and Communication.

This documentary shows how skateboard was introduce to Cambodian’s children and How they feel about this new sport.

Bejamin who is the founder of Staketistant Cambodia started the skateboard project with only two skateboards.  Now he is training hundreds of students at PSE.

In addition, skateboard does not only contribute to health benefit, but also integrate the solidarity among youth/children who were forsook.

My Child or My Job

This video documentary was school project while we were a senior student at Department of Media and Communication.

Women garment workers struggle to raise her life properly. More Struggle for garment worker is when they are pregnant and after they they deliver a baby. How can those garment worker raise their baby, while the garment factory do not have proper child for centre to breast-feed their baby. How about the health of their baby?

According to Meoun Tola, Head of the labor program at the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) says more than 70,000 workers are working in 600 garment factories these days. And women make up to 90% of them.

The short video documentary will briefly comprehend your understanding about this issue.

More detail: Click here

Crisis changing HIV/AIDS fight


Chin Panhavion, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The number of HIV/AIDS victims has been noticeably decreasing as Cambodia has fought this communicable disease for two decades.

“The infection prevalence of HIV/AIDS has reduced, from 1.7 percent during 1997–1998 to 0.7 percent in 2011,” the director of the Center for HIV, Skin Disease and Venereal Disease at the Cambodia’s Ministry of Health, Mean Chhivun, said recently.

In the third phase of its fight between 2011 and 2020, Cambodia is committed to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence to under one person a day.

“This is a new stage to prevent newly infected HIV/AIDS patients in Cambodia,” Mean Chhivun said.

The first case of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia was found in 1991. The prevalence of infections reached its peak of 1.7 percent, six years later.

Between 1997 and 1998, 100 people were infected with HIV/AIDS every day. Amazingly, the number has dramatically decreased to 2 to 3 new HIV patients a day in 2011.

Between 1997 and 2000, the virus not only affected the patient but their whole families.

Phok Bunreun of the HIV/AIDS Coordinating Committee (HACC), a network of over 120 international and local civil society groups working on HIV/AIDS, said that many families got into difficulties and ran out of money because they had to take care of their infected family members.

“People had to sell their land or homes n order to care for their HIV/AIDS-infected family member,” he told The Jakarta Post over the phone.

In 2001, the ministry began to cooperate with international community and civil society groups working on HIV/AIDS.

It started with antiretroviral drugs. The result have been quite encouraging. “Patients’ health is improving and they can work to support their families,” Phok Bunreun said.

The program developed into a public awareness campaign about HIV/AIDS using television, radio and print.

Norn Yean, 37, who got infected with HIV in 2008, told how she often fell sick, tired and got headaches.

But after taking antiretroviral drugs from NGO in her village, she felt better and could work.

“My neighbors are very friendly. They don’t discriminate me. They take care of me,” Norn Yean said.

Mean Chhivun said that the program succeeded in raising people’s awareness of the disease and an estimated 97 percent of the Cambodian people now know about the virus.

Moreover, until May, 90 percent of local HIV/AIDS patients, equal to 47,193 people, including 4,515 children, received medical check-ups, compared to only 71 people in 2001

Now, Cambodia has 66 medical centers for HIV/AIDS patients and 33 medical centers for HIV/AIDS infected children.

However, the global economic downturn has triggered new concern.

Budgets for fighting against HIV/AIDS have been cut. VOA Cambodia has reported that Cambodia has received US$50 million a year for HIV prevention, treatment, from the international communities with the US Agency for International Development and the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria as the core donors.

Despite the funding cut, Mean Chhinstill was optimistic that the program could still be run.

“We should find new strategies and focus only on major priority program,” he said.

Phok Bunreun, whose HACC received about $200,000 for 2010–2011, but received less for 2011–2012, said all elements should refocus their programs.

“Otherwise, HIV will explode again, like in 2007. It is like the back wave pushes the front wave,” he warned.

The writer is an intern at The Jakarta Post.

ASEAN’s chief looks to consolidate as grouping turns 45

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates its 45th anniversary on Aug. 8, and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan took time to speak with The Jakarta Post’s Yohanna Ririhena and intern Chin Panhavion on the association’s accomplishments to date and the challenges it faces in the future.

Question: How do you describe ASEAN at 45?

Anwer: ASEAN has accomplished a great deal, but it is expected to do more. If it was a human being, it would be in the prime of its life. I think ASEAN has been able to evolve incrementally to attract a lot of confidence from the international community. We have been trying to integrate within and among ourselves — and we are doing quite well — but we should go on our own.

There has been a lot of interest and attention focused on East Asia or ASEAN lately, which we have to handle. For some issues, the pressure is a bit high. We need to adjust how to handle it. If we want to maintain centrality in Asia, then we have to consolidate.

Question:How have the dreams of ASEAN’s founders been realized?

Answer:Far beyond their articulated dreams. ASEAN came at a moment when many regional architectures and regional arrangements failed. It has fulfilled its expansion [to 10 members nations] and become a
region of peace and stability.

ASEAN came about with modest expectations to create a forum and to focus on economic and cultural cooperation. Later, we evolved into a community. ASEAN has contributed to common prosperity. However, there are still a lot of gaps to be addressed.

Question:How can ASEAN help the peoples of its member nations?

We must develop an ASEAN perspective on every issue. We should not come in with separate individual interests, but try to evolve an ASEAN perspective with an ASEAN character on every issue that we pursue.

A common position is the minimum. A solid understanding of the issues [is needed] and [we must] present a unified front, rather than a disparate [one].

That’s a bit abstract — and easier said than done — but it is the only way forward. It needs a central mechanism that is more effective, stronger and enhanced in its capacity.

Question: What is ASEAN’s most pressing challenge?

Answer:To consolidate itself to handle the stresses, the strains and the pressures that are piling up.

We are now a victim of our own success, such that many people want to be in the forum, on this stage. We need to find an effective mechanism to handle the pressure and the heat.

We could provide an effective ambiance for discussing issues for the entire East Asia region. We have to manage emerging rivalries, especially when the issue comes closer to home, between major dialogue partners.

We could provide a forum when an external power is having an issue with us or with some of us. We may find it a bit difficult to handle, but we will get through this.

I am sure that everyone wishes that we succeed. Our success is in their interest, too, to play a balancing act between mechanism and centrality.

Question: What should ASEAN do to manage the power rivalries in its own backyard?

Answer: ASEAN should be very consolidated, very united and creative. Among themselves, ASEAN [member nations] must be very accommodative with each other and must present a common front and a united front on every issue.

Last year, Indonesia talked about a common position 10 years from now, in 2022. Now, the situation is calling for an even earlier consolidation of a common position on issues within the community and the external community.

What lesson did ASEAN learn from Phnom Penh, when ministers failed to agree to issue a joint communiqué for the first time in the association’s history?

If we are not fully united and integrated, we can become the victim of external powers. The pressure here is not that someone is trying to push us, but pressure of issues and differences.

This [incident] will not be the last time. It will happen again. A wave can become tsunami, one after another, coming to our shore.

These are the pressures. Everybody is converging on the landscape and on the stage of ASEAN. Naturally, you feel the heat, you hear the noise, you hear the differences being aired.

ASEAN has to consolidate more and has to work much harder in order to present a common front on every issue.