Francis J. Kong
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Even families need coaches
by Francis J. Kong - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
We were on track to co-write a book – my daughter-boss, Rachel and myself.
Speaking last
by Francis J. Kong - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
“People are more afraid of public speaking than they are of snakes,” a seasoned communicator said.
The power of fun and humor
by Francis J. Kong - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
An Irish man sits at a bar; then a Chinese man sits beside him.
Creativity and envy
by Francis J. Kong - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Charlie Munger is the quieter and less known partner of Warren Buffet.
Why small businesses fail
by Francis J. Kong - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Contributing editor Jeff Hayden writes in Inc. Magazine that most US businesses are small.
The paradoxes of life
by Francis J. Kong - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Have you ever heard of the term “The Double Negative Paradox?” One day, a linguistics professor said during a lecture, “In English, a double negative forms a positive.
Repeatable performance
by Francis J. Kong - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Sometimes, posts on social media make me cringe as they horrify me with the absurdity of their claims and suggestions. “You should look for another company to work for if your company values only your performance...
An analog story
by Francis J. Kong - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Long before ChatGPT came into the picture, this student could perform and answer a prompt from his professor in analog style.
The power of asking questions
by Francis J. Kong - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Questions are powerful. Questions and how they are asked to give us an impression that triggers our imagination and forms our judgment.
Bigger better faster
by Francis J. Kong - January 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Most people want results that are bigger, better, and in the shortest time possible.
Looking ahead versus looking behind
by Francis J. Kong - January 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Most of my clients did very well last year and are so bullish they see this year as another good one. A few clients of mine did not hit targets, and as they enter the new year, they are still fighting off the feeling...
Change challenges and essential skills
by Francis J. Kong - January 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The celebrated marketing guru Philip Kottler says: “Today, we have to run faster just to stay in place.
How young are you?
by Francis J. Kong - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
When I meet young people and am curious to know their age, I would ask: “How young are you?” This time, the question expands to a broader base.
The leader you wish you never had
by Francis J. Kong - January 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Simon Sinek is one of my favorite authors and speakers. He is articulate, charming, and has this winsome personality that would make you comfortable in his presence. Conversing with him some years ago left me an...
Leaders battle with vacations
by Francis J. Kong - January 7, 2024 - 12:00am
eaders do battles every day.
Healthy habits for healthy 2024
by Francis J. Kong - January 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Greetings! Allow me to introduce you to a companion who plays a significant role in your life.
To finish well
by Francis J. Kong - December 31, 2023 - 12:00am
By 7 p.m. on Oct. 20, 1968, at the Mexico City Olympics Stadium, it was beginning to darken.
By the third generation
by Francis J. Kong - December 30, 2023 - 12:00am
In my talks, I would ask the audience to raise their hands if they knew the answer.
Come all ye faithful
by Francis J. Kong - December 24, 2023 - 12:00am
This is a very strange song with lyrics devised by someone to the tune of a popular pop Christmas song, “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” This person with an imaginative mind renamed the song:
Christmas has come
by Francis J. Kong - December 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Jill Carattini wrote this article some years ago, and I have kept it in my file, for it speaks the truth.
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