Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reflection (Character Attributes - Teamwork and Appreciating Diversity) on Hike from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to McRitchie Resevoir (20110514)

For those who are holding the cards on Leadership and trust, copy the quote that is most meaningful to you and explain why. Substantiate it with something that you had experienced, felt, observed, heard during the hike.


  1. "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ~Virginia Burden"
    This qoute is most meaningful to me as it reflects mot of our accomplishments in situations and overcoming them. Like the one at the pipes, after climbing the pipes. If we did not work as i team and pull each other up the wall, we could not go on and finish the hike.

  2. "Diversity in the world is basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today." JinTao Hu
    This quote is very meaningful as diversity is the basic the foundation of the world we live in making it dynamic and lively.

  3. " At the bottom everyone knows well enough that they are a unique human being, only once on this Earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as they are, ever be put together a second time." - Friedrish Nietzsche ( 1844 - 1900) German Philosopher and Classical Philologist

    This shows that everyone has a unique trait of themselves. All of us must accept one another for who they are and not exclude them.

    " What we have to do ... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities." - Hillary Clinton, Senator and Former First Lady.

    This shows how we can put away all our differences and think about what we have in common. We should also use our differences as a strength and not as a weakness.

  4. Teamwork:
    "To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise." — Mitchell Caplan, Former CEO of E* Trade Group Inc.
    Without teammates by your side, how could you succeed? A man does not work alone, we are human beings, we need accompany, so if this does not come about, where do we get success? This relates to the 'landslide situation' during the first part of the hike in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and we were to get pass impossible routes that were made possible with one of the most influential words called "TEAMWORK", it plays a big role in one or another encounters in our lives, it is important that we must learn to cherish it well.

  5. Teamwork:
    "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently towards one goal in unison" James Cash Penney(1875-1971) Founder of J.C. Penny

    Teamwork is about a team working together,helping each other, collaborating and working as one to achieve their goal.