Francis J. Kong
Francis J. Kong
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A dreamer’s dream
by Francis J. Kong - May 22, 2022 - 12:00am
A politician visits a village on the campaign trail and asks the villagers what their needs are. “We have two basic needs, Sir,” replies the village leader. “Firstly, we have a hospital, but no...
Good talents are hard to find
by Francis J. Kong - May 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Once, a man went to an exotic country and came across a stall selling handmade handheld fans.
What unites and what divides
by Francis J. Kong - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
In a recent company kick-off activity (based on their fiscal year calendar) I said: “The color of your company logo is blue. You may have your political color preference, but your company color means the most...
The paradox of pessimism
by Francis J. Kong - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
In my line of work, I have met different kinds of people.
‘For Mean Moms’
by Francis J. Kong - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Here is an old article I have kept over the years. I got this through a friend, and I know that I will go back to this one day and see how things are in light of this material.
The new leadership challenges
by Francis J. Kong - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
I have written about this many columns ago. I talked about this in my webinars, and I have emphasized the heated debate between “RTO” and “WFH” but what caught me offguard was the intensity...
The future of work
by Francis J. Kong - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Given the privilege to share ideas and observations in the recently held virtual panel discussion organized by Top 100 Filipinos on Linkedin under the able leadership of Virginia Bautista, the following points have...
What do others think and talk about you
by Francis J. Kong - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
A young teacher asked me for some advice through private messaging on Facebook.
The safety net
by Francis J. Kong - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The unemployment rate at that time was 25 percent! People were looking for jobs, and many could not find one.
Outsmarting the geezer
by Francis J. Kong - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Here is an old geezer joke.
The richest man in the valley
by Francis J. Kong - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
I love this story. It’s entitled “The Richest Man in the Valley.”
Confidently humble
by Francis J. Kong - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
The most challenging thing to achieve in life is balance. This statement is true, and leadership is no exemption.
Online leadership presence  
by Francis J. Kong - April 9, 2022 - 12:00am
It is fascinating that even experts disagree about online presence and personal branding.
Motivation alone is not enough
by Francis J. Kong - April 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Changes are happening and more massive changes are expected to take place in business organizations.
Adjusting to the new reality
by Francis J. Kong - April 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Two years into the pandemic and a majority of the workforce is still working from home; Curiously, domestic tourism is on the rise at the same time.
Leadership expressions
by Francis J. Kong - March 27, 2022 - 12:00am
I watched the trailer of a series on Netflix, and it immediately caught my attention. It started with a new medical director addressing the entire body of doctors with the words: “Everyone in the Cardiac Surgical...
What a difference perspective makes
by Francis J. Kong - March 26, 2022 - 12:00am
I love quotes and I post them every day in all my social media spaces.
Resistance to change
by Francis J. Kong - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
A chemist, engineer, electrician, and an IT guy got stranded on the side of the road after their car broke down. One of them gets off the phone with the towing company, “they said it will be at least two ...
The snail and the tongue
by Francis J. Kong - March 19, 2022 - 12:00am
I am very active with social media. I post stuff every day which gather many “likes,” “shares,” and there certainly are many “comments.”
Sludge economics
by Francis J. Kong - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
My Irish gentleman friend of many years, Peter Macintyre, sent me a Feb. 7 article from the economics feature of www.thetimes.co.uk. It is an article written by James Coney entitled: Want to Stop Bad Investment Decisions?...
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