Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Al-Fatihah: Allahyarham Abg Aris bin Ahmad

Al-Fatihah buat Allahyarham Abang Aris bin Ahmad yang telah kembali kepadaNya petang 29 Julai, 2009 selepas koma dan pendarahan di kepala akibat kemalangan pagi tadi di Muar, Johor.

Takziah kepada keluarga Allahyarham:

- Balu: Kak Nani
- Anak-anak: Liza, Irena, Sidek
- Ahli keluarga Allahyarham

Semoga Allah SWT mencucuri rahmah ke atas rohnya dan dipelihara keluarga Allahyarham.

Nonahanim: Baru ke Muar 6 Jun 2009, menghadiri kenduri walimatulurus anak Allahyarham. Sesungguhnya kita ini hak Allah SWT..

Monday, July 27, 2009

HR: Leading and Managing Change (last)

We have gone through the three key activities that associated with the successful leading and managing organizational changes in my previous post(s). Now, let's continue with the last two key activities: Managing The Transition (fourth) and Sustaining Momentum (fifth).

4) Managing The Transition

This involves moving form the existing organization state to the desired future state that will not happen immediately as it will requires transition state. It is where the organization learns how to implement what is needed to reach the desired future state. According to Beckhard and Harris, there are three major activities and structures to facilitate organizational transition:

(i) Activity planning
(ii) Commitment Planning
(iii) Change-management structures

5) Sustaining Momentum

There will be a strong tendency for the members to return to what is learned and well known unless a maintain support and reinforcement are received. There are five activities that can help in maintaining in carrying change through to completion:

(i) Providing resources for change
(ii) Building a support system for change agents
(iii) Developing new competencies and skills
(iv) Reinforcing new behaviors
(v) Staying the course

In providing the resources, organization needs an extra financial and human resource for actualize change activities such as training, consultant, data collection and feedback even meeting. Rather in support system, link is needed with other people.

Change is something needed in the organization to reach the successful goals. It will make the organization difference from any other organization whether in structure, strategies, marketing, product or others. It shows, change can give more positive effect if it can be manage carefully and effectively. How well your organization in managing change, it's you to answer.

Nonahanim: have you change anything about yourself in being a great employee? If not, its time (".)

Pergi: By Aizat (OST Talentime)

Dedicate this song to the Director of Talentime herself, gonna miss your master piece though~

"Sayu terpisah
hikayat indah kini hanya tinggal sejarah
berhembus angin rindu
begitu nyamannya terhidu wangian kasihmu
hujan lebat mencurah kini
bagaikan tiada henti
kaulah laguku kau irama terindah
tak lagi kudengari
kau pergi.. pergi..
sepi tanpa kata
terdiam dan kaku tak daya kau kulupa
apa pun kata mereka
biarkan kenangan berbunga di ranting usia"

Nonahanim: kau pergi,...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Perginya Pengarah Hebat: Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad kepadaNya~

SUBANG JAYA 26 Julai - Jenazah Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad selamat dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam SS21 di sini hari ini dengan dihadiri oleh kira-kira 1,000 kenalan termasuk saudara mara Allahyarham. - Utusan

(Berita dari Utusan Online, Julai 26, 2009)

Selepas lebih 2 hari bertarung dengan nyawa akibat serangan strok dan pendarahan dalam otak, pengarah filem hebat, Yasmin Ahmad, 51, akhirnya menghembuskan nafas terakhir di Pusat Perubatan Pakar Damansara, jam 11.25 malam tadi, Sabtu, 25 Julai 2009.

tiada lagi cerita-cerita yang sangat-sangat diminati-simple tapi excellent! Al-Fatihah to Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad, salam takziah untuk keluarga Allahyarham, my favourite director ever,.. tiba-tiba teringat iklan petronas: ibu dengan sembilan anak-anak,..

NOTE: her last post in her blog was on July 22, 2009 *sigh* (".)

*Copied this from Allahyarham's blog~
I am optimistic and sentimental to the point of being annoying, especially to people who think that being cynical and cold is cool. Everyday, I thank Allah for everyday things like the ability to breathe, the ability to love, the ability to laugh, and the ability to eat and drink.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Layang-layang Terbang Melayang,..

Models: my niece, Dijah & nephew, Asadullah a.k.a Batman Hero~
Me: Cik Nona a.k.a raksaksa cium!

"layang-layang terbang melayang, terbang melayang di tengah bandar.."

NOTE: How busy your life is, how hectic your time is, how important your career is, how stuck-up your work load is, always, always give some time to your beloved ones. Even simple thing can give them the great enjoyment in life. Love your parents, love your family, love your kids, love your partner, love your friends, love yourself, love your surrounding and others will love you too~ insyaAllah.

Nonahanim: this weekend, take your family to play kites or fishing or jog or movie, etc. It's your day with your family (^.^)

NEWS: Director Yasmin suffers a stroke, stable after brain surgery

Director Yasmin suffers a stroke, stable after brain surgery

PETALING JAYA: Award-winning director Yasmin Ahmad, famed for her advertisements and films capturing the essence of racial harmony in Malaysia, collapsed while attending a meeting at Sri Pentas here.

The 51-year-old creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur was rushed to the Damansara Specialist Centre yesterday, and underwent brain surgery following a stroke due to bleeding in the brain.

Paediatric surgeon Datuk Dr Zakaria Zahari, Yasmin’s brother-in-law, said she was in a stable but critical condition.

Yasmin had earlier met with TV3 officials, as well as pop diva Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, at Media Prima’s Sri Pentas premises to pitch a potential commercial.

Siti told The Star that during the meeting, Yasmin complained of feeling unwell, cupped her face and rested her head on the table.

Sensing something amiss when Yasmin remained motionless for a few minutes, those present rushed to her side.

“We laid her on the floor. She was having difficulty breathing. A panel doctor from Sri Pentas came to assist.

“While she gave Yasmin mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, I helped with the chest compressions until the ambulance arrived,” said Siti, a former ambassador for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

A host of media representatives and personalities had congregated at the hospital where Yasmin was admitted.

Yasmin had previously suffered a stroke about five years ago.

Her parents are on the way from Langkawi to be with her.

(News from STAR online, 24 July 2009)

Nonahanim: I'm a big fan of her-Sepet, Mukhsin, are some that I'm still madly in love. May she will recover soon. InsyaAllah (".)

*received an email with a news that she has passed away yesterday-obviously, it's just rumors. Alhamdulillah.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

HR: Leading and Managing Change (2)

After discussing about Motivation Change from my last post, let's continue with the second-Creating A Vision and third-Developing Political Support key activities that are associated with successful leading and managing organizational changes.

2) Creating A Vision

Creating a vision in the organization is the second step in leading and managing change, which it sees from the scoop by the members in wanting what the organization to become or look like. Usually it’s also describe the core values and purpose that guide organization to achieve their goal such what their have planned.

Vision is also the tool that can give a value for designing, implementing and assessing organizational change. Even, it can encourage commitment to change by providing them goal and rationale why change is necessary and worth the effort. Vision not only provides purpose but a valued direction as well.

While in leaderships, vision mostly is their framework. Organization is responsible to make sure this vision effective and describing a desired future.
Developing vision is determined by people’s values and what the organization want to become and how it should function. According to Collins and Porras, there are two parts of compelling vision:

(i) A relatively stable core ideology that describes the organization’s core values and purpose.
(ii) An envisioned future with bold goals and a vivid description of the desired future state that reflects the specific change under consideration.

3) Developing Political Support

In developing political support, individual and group in organization have their own preference and interests. The individual and group which have sufficient balance of power will be sustain their commitment to organization and achieve overall effectiveness.

When comes to change, organization maybe threats the balance of power and it will result a political conflict and struggles.
to be continue.

Nonahanim: changes in life = made me who I am now,..

Grease: by Frankie Valli

This month is such a back to '70s (before I was born!). I keep on watching Mind Your Language the complete series and just watched Grease! Grease is not just nostalgic look at a simple decade – it’s an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock ‘n’ roll. It's a musical movie about the fabulous '50s!

At first I want to share the great song by Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), "You're The One That I Want" (will share this later though as I think its such a great song!), "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and others (99% of the songs are excellent! Trust me!). However, as Grease is the word, let's share the lyric of "Grease" first.

Let's sing it together guys!

"I solve my problems and I see the light
We gotta plug and think, we gotta feed it right
There ain't no danger we can go to far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease is the word
They think our love is just a growing pain
Why don't they understand, It's just a crying shame
Their lips are lying only real is real
We start to find right now we got to be what we feel

Grease is the word
Grease is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Grease is the time, is the place is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be wo we are

Grease is the word
Grease is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Grease is the time, is the place is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling
This is the life of illusion
Wrapped up in trouble laced with confusion
What we doing here?

We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease is the word
Grease is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Grease is the time, is the place is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

Grease is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Grease is the time, is the place is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

Grease is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word
Is the word"

love Mr. Brown from Mind Your Language!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Journal in Nona's Life~

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years...."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

'Jom' SHARE: Khidmat Bantuan Motosikal di Jambatan Pulau Pinang

*Sila klik pada image untuk mendapat keterangan lengkap mengenai perkhidmatan yang disediakan ini.

Nonahanim: kagum bila first time tengok berderet tol untuk motor-laluan ke Jambatan Pulau Pinang, rasa cute pula (^.^)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tips Nona: Ubat Batuk/Selsema

Satu camca teh madu lebah, sebelah biji air limau nipis dan bancuh dengan kira – kira satu cawan kecil air suam dan diminum.
InsyaAllah menyembuhkan batuk/selsema.

sedang batuk & selsema,..

HR: Leading and Managing Change (1)

There are five activities contributing to effective change management, which are; motivation change, creating a vision, developing political support, managing the transition and sustaining momentum. These key activities are associated with successful leading and managing organizational changes.

1) Motivation Change

The purpose of motivation change is to move from the known to the unknown. It require two related task:

(i) Creating readiness for change

This depends on the need for change. The situation occur make people feel dissatisfied with their status quo and make them motivated to try a new work processes, technologies or other way of behaving. In readiness for change, people and organization need to experience deep level of failure to make them seriously undertake meaningful change. There are three methods to encourage dissatisfaction in making change:

1. Sensitize organization to pressures for change
2. Reveal discrepancies between current and desired states
3. Convey credible positive expectations for the change

(ii) Overcoming resistance to change

Deep resistance in people and in organizations can be generating by change. To some individuals, change can make them to let go things they know and move to an uncertain future. People are unsure whether their skills are valued or not in future or will there be any possibility for them to learn new skills to achieve with the new situation.
In organization, there are three sources to generate the resistance of change, which are technical, politics and cultural. The solutions for these three resistances are empathy, support, communication, participation and involvement.

to be continue.

Nonahanim: in life, change is something will happen everyday. Either you want to adapt to it or left behind. Your choice.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rahsia Cinta

Terlintas untuk mengusung kata cinta post kali ini selepas menerima sms dari sahabat mengenai cinta yang dicari. Dalam usia yang semakin meningkat, adakala kehidupan dipandang sepi tanpa cinta dari seorang kekasih. Perlukah kita dengan cinta ini? Kenapa cinta itu perlu dimiliki? Apa itu cinta sebenarnya?

Cinta merupakan suatu kata-kata yang indah, malah ada pendapat mengatakan cinta itu merupakan sesuatu yang khayal. Cinta merupakan emosi yang hebat dan merupakan sebahagian dari keinginan seseorang yang berubah.

Perspektif cinta bagi setiap individu juga menjadikan perkataan serta maksud cinta itu sendiri istimewa. Ianya merupakan suatu emosi yang meluap-luap tetapi tidak boleh dimiliki secara mutlak oleh seseorang sahaja.

Tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa setiap seorang dari kita ingin bercinta dan dicintai. Ini adalah proses timbal-balik secara terus menerus dalam kehidupan Manusia.

Cinta antara dua akan menimbulkan beberapa pandangan penuh erti. Antara yang dapat dilihat: -

• Cinta ibu/bapa kepada anaknya
• Cinta anak kepada ibubapa
• Cinta di antara pasangan suami isteri
• Cinta seorang abang/kakak kepada adiknya
• Cinta seorang kekasih kepada kekasihnya
• Cinta seorang pekerja kepada organisasinya
• Cinta hamba kepada Maha Pencipta

Semua ini merupakan cinta sebagai pengungkapan perasaan, tetapi nyata kesemuanya mempunyai cinta yang berbeza. Setiap cinta tersebut memiliki erti yang berbeza-beza, malah adakala agak sukar untuk dijelaskan melalui kata-kata. Hebatnya, hanya cinta kepada yang Maha Esa merupakan cinta nan Agung.

Cinta yang wujud di antara lelaki dan wanita juga akan mengalami perubahan, sesuai dengan perkembangan usia.

Cinta juga tidak dapat lari dari kehidupan seorang pekerja. Tanpa cinta kepada organisasi, mustahil kita mampu bekerja dengan senang hati walau sibuk tanpa henti.

Kita harus menyedari bahawa cinta mencangkupi erti nafsu juga, tetapi cinta bukanlah nafsu. Cinta mempunyai kekaguman dan inilah yang perlu dipelihara.

Setiap individu pasti mempunyai penjelasan mengenai cinta atau pun maksud cinta yang berbeza-beza. Jelas kerana cinta itu sendiri mempunyai pelbagai kategori. Tapi apa yang dapat diterima dengan pasti, cinta adalah permintaan maaf, pengertian, kesabaran dan ketekunan serta kebaikan. Cinta bukan sesuatu yang egois, sombong dan angkuh. Cinta selalu tumbuh semada dalam keadaan buruk mahupun baik sampai mati.

Cinta tidak salah jika semuanya cinta kerana Illahi.
Nyata, cinta tidak pernah berhenti!

Nonahanim: “aku cinta kamu dan kamu pun tahu,….”

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Note From A Friend

Received this from a friend bout two hours ago.
Thank you my dear friend for this.
Something to be note, not only for myself but also to all.
Thank you Allah SWT for this great life, alhamdulillah (",)

Nonahanim: if life is so perfect, how bored it will be right?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pemimpin Sebenar?

Menurut kajian yang dibuat oleh Michele dan Mark yang mengkodkan kenyataan kajian yang dibuat oleh Stogdill (1948) dan Mann (1959), menyatakan bahawa menentukan ciri-ciri peribadi yang ’nampak’ atau ’nyata’ boleh digunakan untuk membezakan pemimpin dengan pengikutnya. Kenyataan ini secara langsung menerangkan bahawa ciri-ciri yang dimiliki oleh seseorang pemimpin itu menggambarkan seorang pemimpin tersebut adalah berbeza daripada seseorang yang bukan pemimpin. Sekaligus menunjukkan bahawa mereka mempunyai satu kelebihan untuk menangani seseuatu perkara atau permasalahan yang timbul.

Selain itu, turut timbul persoalan, “adakah ciri-ciri yang dimiliki oleh seseorang pemimpin tersebut mempengaruhi corak atau gaya kepimpinan yang digunakan oleh mereka dalam kepimpinannya?”.

Dalam kajian Ohio State University menyatakan bahawa terdapat dua dimensi yang dilihat untuk menentukan corak kepimpinan seseorang pemimpin iaitu dimensi struktur permulaan dan dimensi pertimbangan rasa. Namun persoalan berkaitan dengan kepadanan gaya kepimpinan dengan ciri-ciri pemimpin lebih ditekankan dalam dimensi struktur permulaan, iaitu melihat cara bagaimana seseorang pemimpin tersebut menentukan peranan dan pembahagian tugas untuk dirinya dan orang bawahan untuk mencapai objektif. Kenyataan ini kemudiannya disimpulkan oleh Stogdill et al, 1974, yang mana mengatakan bahawa pemimpin yang mengamalkan struktur permulaan yang tinggi dan mempunyai timbang rasa yang tinggi akan mencapai prestasi yang tinggi dan memberi kepuasan kepada pengikut mereka.

Dua kenyataan yang diambil adalah daripada dua penyelidik di mana ianya ternyata cuba melihat perkaitan yang wujud antara ciri-ciri yang dimiliki oleh seorang pemimpin dengan corak atau gaya kepimpinan yang mereka gunakan.

Benarkah faktor persekitaran mempengaruhi gaya kepimpinan seseorang pemimpin ataupun tidak. Faktor persekitaran di sini bermaksud sama ada pemimpin itu mengambil kira hal disekelilingnya dalam tugasnya memimpin orang bawahannya. Jika kepimpinannya dipengaruhi oleh faktor sekelilingnya, ini bermakna dalam setiap keputusan yang akan dibuat juga bergantung pada persekitaran di sekelilingnya. Oleh itu, semua keputusan yang diambil tidak semestinya tepat dan betul. Hanya faktor persekitaran yang baik akan menghasilkan keputusan yang baik dan betul.

Adakah seseorang pemimpin tersebut benar-benar memiliki ciri-ciri seorang pemimpin yang sebenar? Atau, seorang pemimpin tersebut telah memiliki ciri-ciri seorang pemimpin tetapi tidak mengamatinya?

Lihat disekeliling anda, adakah anda mempunyai pemimpin yang benar-benar memimpin atau pemimpin pada nama sahaja? Kepimpinan yang cekap akan menghasilkan organisasi yang kukuh dan pekerja yang berkualiti. Jika anda seorang pemimpin, sudahkah anda menilai diri, layakkah anda menjadi pemimpin? Tepuk dada, tanya akal.

Nonahanim: mampukah kita memimpin? Memimpin diri, keluarga, kumpulan kerja, masyarakat dan alam,..

Some Memoir: Happiness? Life?

Thinking about my life years back, when there are times in life I couldn’t bear the hassles in running of my life, when I need to be fit to face the fears of the hustle of Jalan Sultan Ismail where my office was, when I need to be so hardworking to prove my ability to my boss (I was the only Malaysian in the department), when I need to still be socialize though my time is limited, when I need to make my own formula to help my family, my love one and myself (mentally encouraging myself to be strong everyday!). It was tough, but it was one of a great moment of my life. I was known as the workaholic girl (was the youngest in the office back then), yet I was happy and the best part, enjoy with my work and life (how I miss rushing and running up and down for the sake of work!). My priority always about my family + work + love one + friends + people (starting to learn to include myself in the list!).

While my college life back in Sintok, I found some peace as back then I just love be in campus rather then going out to Changlun, Jitra or even Alor Star (though, once in a blue moon I do) and all this ‘love’ has result to a HUGE weight problem which I suffer now. Diet is something I keep on doing it half way and being back home (KL) is the hardest thing to do (for not having a great lunch and dinner!). I would say, it's pay back time! Life is a bit slow for me now. How I hope, one day, one fine day, I will achieve my total happiness in life. Happiness is abundance in basic life and simple things. Life becomes more meaningful in the absence of material obsession; a never-ending race that often leaves the poor soul forever discontented.

pray that this "happiness" will be with me soon as I've been waiting for this since,.. InsyaAllah, pray for me guys! Somehow, I keep on smiling since I was young eventhough sometimes life is miserable.. (^_^)

Question: So, how do you define your happiness in life?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tips Nona: Nasi/Lauk Tahan Lama

Biar tahan lebih lama nasi/lauk: -

- Jangan sesekali gunakan jari/senduk yang basah untuk mengambil nasi/lauk.
- Gunakan senduk/sudu yang telah dilap sehingga kering.
- Sebelum tidur, panaskan atau simpan di dalam peti sejuk.
- Esoknya, panaskan nasi (tekan sahaja rice cooker), manakala lauk dipanaskan sehingga mendidih (jangan gunakan api yang besar-hangus pula nanti).

InsyaAllah, nasi dan lauk tidak basi.
Tidak membazir bukan? Membazir itu jelas amalan syaitan.

Nonahanim: Sama-sama kita bersyukur dengan rezeki dariNya. Amin.

Monday, July 13, 2009

HR: Human Resources Careers

It's typical mindset to think Human Resources is just a department/team in any organization that is known as 'not so important'. At least from my personal experiences with some organizations and even in my university, Human Resources is seen as the first department that should be demolish if its necessary. What do you think?

The new millennium recognizes the importance of human resources personnel in their contribution to supplying the best manpower supply in a thriving industry. Organizations in the business world rely on Human Resources management teams in overseeing business functions such as hiring, training, conducting interviews, relaying of company-related business trends and issues and employees' benefits and the like.

According to Mary Murtha (2006), individuals who work inside this type of industry are tasked to making sure that the provided workforce are adept in their respective business roles and are able to function optimally under any condition.

This type of thinking is oriented among professionals whose function are those of above. They keep the company they are working with able to stay on top despite of existing competition against companies who compete with the same product or services a certain company caters to.

As said by Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz during the 9th Bank Human Resource Conference organised by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) 2008, "development of human capital has to be a constant undertaking in an environment of constant change. As recent as ten years ago, we have seen the economic and financial environment dramatically transformed. There has therefore required a corresponding change in the knowledge, skills, competencies and capabilities that are now required, in particular, by the banking industry, which is a highly knowledge-intensive and skills based industry".

This will require the combined efforts of internal strategies within organizations (banking institution particularly for the above case), that involves a holistic approach that coordinates the strategies for Human Resources management and development reinforced by strategies for organizational development.

By now, how you see Human Resources in your life?
I will continue more with other Human Resources filed on my next post.

Nonahanim: how i miss Intel HRBP team,..

Thursday, July 9, 2009

'Jom' SHARE: Best steamboat in Changlun --> Old Country C-Mart

With only RM40 for a set of four people, you will enjoy this great steamboat here in Changlun. Ask for the 'tom yam' soup and you will be addicted to come back here.

Nonahanim: dolu-dolu, pekan Changlun dikenali sebagai 'Pekan Koboi'...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Biarlah Bulan Berbicara: oleh Broery Marantika

~ Dedicate this song to someone who I hope will read it (^.^)

"Bulan sabit
Yang jatuh dipelataran
Bintang redup
Tanpa cahaya gemintang
Langkah tanpa arah
Sesat di jalan yang terang
Aku yang terlena dibuai pelukan dosa

Ingin pulang membalut luka hatimu
Ku pun tahu betapa pedih batinmu
Beri kesempatan atau jatuhkan hukuman
Andai maaf pun tak kau berikan

Air mata tulus jatuh di sudut bibir mu
Tak terlintas dendam di bening mata indah mu
Aku yang merasa sangat berdosa pada mu
Masih pantaskah mendampingi mu

Biar lah bulan bicara sendiri
Biarlah bintang kan menjadi saksi
Tak kan ku ulangi walau sampai akhir nanti
Cukup derita sampai di sini... "

Nonahanim: kadang-kadang kerana kekecewaan hidup, manusia sering 'take things for granted'. Something to think and answer *sigh*