Authentic Leaders: “To Mask or Not To Mask”?

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Authentic Leaders: “To Mask Or Not To Mask”?

Today’s leaders are under a lot of pressure.

They’re busy at work and when they finally get home, they like to chill out and relax. Even then, they often need to attend to phone calls and emails at home. It’s hard to switch off!

Many CEOs and leaders like to keep their private lives separate and private. There’s also the security consideration for their families.

Does it mean that they wear a `mask’ at work and have a different `mask’ at home or when they go out?

Even if they do have a slightly different persona when they’re out shopping with the family during the weekend, is that wrong?

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Recent Feedback

I was honoured to have this feedback from Brigette Hyacinth, LinkedIn Influencer (she’s got an amazing following) writer of this article on LinkedIn, in reply to my comment:

“I must say Ivonne Teoh you are an awesome person. I wish you a Happy International Women’s Day. You definitely stand out. Your intelligence, sincerity and confidence is greatly admired. I’m honoured to have you in my network. You are a star. Keep on shining!”

Live Long and Prosper! Peace.

Ivonne Teoh





Oct 8: Lunar Eclipse – Closure and New Beginnings

Sep 11, 2014 Full moon SYD

Closure means to resolve, to let go and to release the pain, anger, bitterness, sadness or any other toxic emotions associated with an event or person(s). It doesn’t mean that you would cut off all contact or ties with the person involved unless you choose this.

Sometimes it is good to cut off all ties to someone who was a bad influence, a negative person whom you’d prefer not to stay in your life. If it was someone you love, like a parent, you can let go of the pain  and keep the happy memories that you had with them without any manipulation, guilt or dysfunctional behaviours associated previously with them.

When you make peace with this, it means it no longer has the power to hurt you or to push your `buttons’ anymore.

The Lunar eclipse on Oct 8, 2014 brings intense energy and pressure to invite us to make peace, to have closure over painful events and people in our lives.

The moon is a planet which rules over our emotions and mass consciousness so you may feel a little more emotional during this time. Nothing to be alarmed about. Just be aware…

Mercury retrograde on Oct 8 – 25 will bring up a lot of stuff from our past to help us to clear them and move on.

If you can use this pressure to push through, you can get your breakthroughs by working through old pain and sadness from your past which you may have been struggling to let go or you thought you had completed already. Sometimes the pain is in layers. The more you work on it, the deeper stuff will come out.

I had suppressed many memories about my mom because it hurt too much but it can come out when it’s the right time like yesterday. I have done a lot of work on myself but I still needed to get some (outside) help to get it out. It was good to let go at last!

Saturn is the planet which governs karmic debt and last year it brought losses and hardships to many people, myself included. It is finally finishing its journey through Scorpio. Thank goodness!

Focus on what you’ve got left instead of the losses, you can always make more money later! What is important is to learn the lessons and move on. Otherwise, you may be tested later  until you say, “Uncle! I’m done with this!”

Sep 11, 2014 Full moon SYD2


Another significant event is Scorpio’s eclipse on Oct 23rd, the last one for a long time. The next one is not until 2032. Scorpio is all about what’s hidden in the dark,  pain, losses and contraction whereas Sagittarius is about expansion and growth! The good side of Scorpio is rebirth [from darkness in the womb] and transformation. If you’ve been struggling to get an idea off the ground, this could be a good time to give birth to a creative new idea.

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Photo credit: Taken by myself on Sep 11, 2014 Sydney.