The way we will work
by Francis J. Kong - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
This phrase attributed to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin has become a cliché amongst writers and social commentariat, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been front and center in nearly all the news broadcast...
Every millisecond counts
by Francis J. Kong - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Christmas carols in the air I mean airwaves as I am still in lockdown and doing work from home.
The mundanity of excellence
by Francis J. Kong - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
People mean well. My clients are lovely, and they are kind. Before I start my webinar, someone would introduce me.
Career growth is not a video game
by Francis J. Kong - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I was a sucker for arcade video games. I remember spending a lot of money playing “Space Invaders,” “Galaga,” and “Pac-Man.” Coins were necessary, so whether I was addicted or...
The birds and the beasts and then the bats
by Francis J. Kong - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It is a good thing for parents to read their children, Aesop’s Fables. Each tale teaches a lesson.
Scientific love
by Francis J. Kong - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you ever come across a love letter written in terms of science?
The purpose of business is to solve problems
by Francis J. Kong - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I laughed so hard when I came across this story.
Watch out for the zoombies
by Francis J. Kong - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
No, there is no typographical error in the column title.
The station
by Francis J. Kong - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you ever heard of the term “Revenge Travel?”
Attention span
by Francis J. Kong - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi was quoted as saying: “The average human attention span was 12 seconds in 2000 and eight seconds in 2013, it’s a drop of 33 percent.
Standing out while zooming in
by Francis J. Kong - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Doing remote work? Working from a distance? While you are away from your physical offices and doing work from home, you still need to stand out and be visibly excellent.
Making a difference changing the world
by Francis J. Kong - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The conference was about to begin. The emcee was rehearsing her lines. My heart was pounding fast and heavy.
Evaluating the experience
by Francis J. Kong - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
“Fail fast, succeed sooner.”
Okay not to be okay
by Francis J. Kong - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
“It’s okay not to be okay.” Times are difficult. I know that many leaders and their people are trying their best to manage stress and work demands, particularly, those working from home, especially...
It’s called management and it’s your job
by Francis J. Kong - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
I have handled people all my life. Even in my young and tender age because my parents told me it was my responsibility to take care of my siblings.
The laser and the lighthouse
by Francis J. Kong - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a lighthouse and there is laser. Both are important but they have their own unique function.
Between hearing and listening
by Francis J. Kong - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
A man went to the doctor for his annual physical examination. After the doctor had examined the man, he asked, “Is there anything else you’d like to discuss today?”
Dealing with business closures or a job loss
by Francis J. Kong - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID-19 has inflicted a heavy blow on the economy.
The home is the hub
by Francis J. Kong - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
After the virtual applause, after the long list of questions from the chatbox were answered, after the reading of the virtual plaque or certificate is over, I would look at the camera, smile, and say my final words...
They want to hear from us
by Francis J. Kong - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We have had crises before. Veteran business people and executives would remember the challenges they had to face during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.
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