James Michael Lafferty
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5 statements you never hear from the mouth of a superstar employee
by James Michael Lafferty - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Every company and organization has its superstars.
Do you have a ‘sense for the historic’?
by James Michael Lafferty - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Perhaps the greatest separator between the best, and the rest, is an individual’s grasp of the concept of “sense for the historic.”
How the Philippines can win Olympic gold for the bargain price of P223,189
by James Michael Lafferty - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines sure loves sports, and enjoys a rich sporting legacy.
Thank you, Charlie Fredrick
by James Michael Lafferty - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I really feel a certain kinship with sports lovers — people who love a given sport or particular team. I get it.
Departing with dignity and grace
by James Michael Lafferty - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a famous line in the film Invincible, when the wife of one of the main characters reminds her husband of a time-tested principle: “Character is tested when you’re up against it.”
Divorce and separation in the workplace
by James Michael Lafferty - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
If we assume for a moment that the average employee starts their professional career in their early 20s, then it is safe to say an overwhelming majority, during their time in the organization, will pass through at...
The 3-level Theory of Performance
by James Michael Lafferty - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
As Leonardo da Vinci famously said, “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”
The gutless leadership model
by James Michael Lafferty - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Several weeks ago, I outlined three significant achievements of the Trump presidency.
What Trump got right
by James Michael Lafferty - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The polarization of the American electorate has seemingly become every political writer’s “go-to” topic these days. It’s all doom and gloom.
Solving issues always starts with confronting painful realities
by James Michael Lafferty - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is widely considered one of the most effective treatment programs for alcoholism. It’s a 12-step program that has stood the test of time for 83 years.
The brand loyalty myth
by James Michael Lafferty - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Since that fateful day in 1985 when I first walked through the doors of Procter & Gamble’s hallowed headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, I have had the honor of working on some of the world’s most iconic...
Are Century-Old Business Giants The Next Kodak?
by James Michael Lafferty - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
In Part I, we outlined a four-stage theory of corporate evolution: the innovators; the rapid scaling-up, geographic expansion; re-engineering of the value stream; and the financial “dance moves.”
Are century-old business giants the next Kodak?
by James Michael Lafferty - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Most with a grasp of business history know the rudiments of the Kodak story: a titan company, employing 160,000 people at its peak, and an integral part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Dubai: The city fueled by Filipino talent
by James Michael Lafferty - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
After nearly 12 years living in the Philippines and truly calling it “home,” one of the most difficult decisions in my life was leaving (if only temporarily) to move to Dubai. But, like so many, one has...
Ignore employee wellness at your own peril
by James Michael Lafferty - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Over the past two weeks, I have consulted with different companies in Cebu, Manila, Dubai, and Paris. All had one common thread: in each case, the concept of employee wellness programs was front and center of the...
The Bacolod formula for happiness
by James Michael Lafferty - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
When you boil life down to its core, one could argue it’s all about happiness.
From bullied to business
by James Michael Lafferty - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
I can sympathize deeply with people who are bullied. I was bullied, incessantly, from first grade at six years old all the way to the start of high school at 14.
Are you a winner or a champion?
by James Michael Lafferty - October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Winners are defined as those who win occasionally, while champions win consistently.
‘In life, we are all blind mountain climbers’
by James Michael Lafferty - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Erik Weihenmayer became the first, and is still the only blind man to conquer the ‘7 Summits’ — the tallest mountains on each continent.
Be a hero in delivery, not in promises
by James Michael Lafferty - September 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
The country’s recent SEA Games debacle once again illustrated a cardinal rule of effective business management: “Be a hero in delivery, not in promises.”
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