SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Sai Sam Phoon Seng

Grassroots-oriented leader and community mobilizer Sai Sam Phoon Seng played an important role in the most recent election campaign for Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, where he serves as its International Secretary. Sai Sam is also a 2015 DeBoer Fellow and has been deeply invested in his communities for years. The following is an excerpt from our interview with him.

Sai Sam Phoon Seng

DeBoer Fellowship (DF) staff: Why are you in this field of work?
Sai Sam: I was born into a family that inspired me to be intrigued in politics and political work that benefits the community.

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This is what makes employees happy at work, Michael C. Bush [TED]

To read this summary in Myanmar language, click here.

Are you happy at work? Are you responsible for creating a work environment for others? 

In this TED segment The Way We Work, Michael C. Bush shares the importance of cultivating three characteristics within the workplace and why having happy employees is good for business. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, a “global research and analytics firm that produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list…and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world.”

Out of three billion working people throughout the world,

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Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is The Most Important Trait To Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions To Find It

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Warren Buffet is an extremely successful American businessman and someone who has high moral character. Buffet believes that integrity is the most important quality to look for when hiring an employee. He states that when someone has integrity, a manager can be confident that they have good judgment, that they are dependable and trustworthy. Employees with integrity quickly become role models and naturally grow into leadership positions.

Character and integrity are hard to teach to employees, while skills can be taught.

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Podcast Ep. 4 – Stakeholder Buy-in: A Key to successful implementation of any project အကျိုးသက်ဆိုင်သူများအားလုံးကို နားလည်တက်ကြွစွာ ပါဝင်စေခြင်းဖြင့် လုပ်ငန်းအောင်မြင်အောင် လုပ်ဆောင်ခြင်း (with Saw Mar Lar Soe)

Stakeholder Buy-in is one of the keys to successfully implement any project. Saw Mar Lar Soe, Head of Logistics & Operation at Foodpanda Myanmar, shares some of the best ways to obtain stakeholder buy-in in any given project or process implementation.

Throughout this podcast, we bring a collection of experts who share best practices and practical tools to help you become a more effective leader. We focus our insights for leaders in Myanmar. This is Trustworthy, your reliable source for leading with your heart and mind.

For our listeners, do you have a story of how to get stakeholder buy-in?

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Naw Paw Gaw

Naw Paw Gaw: Leading from the heart; serving with humility

We had the great opportunity to talk with DeBoer Lifelong Fellow, Naw Paw Gaw ’14 about the work she does and the values which guide her efforts. Read our interview with her below.

DeBoer Fellowship (DF) staff: “Why are you in this field of work?”
Naw Paw Gaw: “I believe I was chosen by God to work for women’s empowerment. I have focused all my concern, my choices and my life for this work. I’m interested in responding to the challenges faced by marginalized women in grassroots level and women leaders in the rural areas.

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