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BUSINESS MATTERS BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE
Just one customer
by Francis J. Kong - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Here is an old story worth repeating.
Only the clever survives
by Francis J. Kong - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I have kept this story for years and as I reviewed the material, I am amazed at how timeless this story is.
Hard or soft enough
by Francis J. Kong - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Google has long been considered the benchmark for HR policies and practices. Suppose you were to trace the development of open-work spaces, gourmet pantries, 20 percent off your regular time to do something completely...
The new work-life integration
by Francis J. Kong - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
I saw a cartoon that shows a boss giving instructions to his subordinate. He says, “I need you to stay late and go home two hours later because we are going to have a seminar on work-life balance.
A little remote work humor
by Francis J. Kong - July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Research shows that the average four-year-old laughs as many as 300 times per day, while in comparison the average 40-year-old adult laughs 300 times every two and a half months.
Getting busier?
by Francis J. Kong - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
You and I are staying home most of the time doing remote work, tutoring the kids, doing chores, and all other stuff. When we have escaped the daily torture of commute and traffic and have accumulated additional hours...
Change is hard
by Francis J. Kong - June 26, 2021 - 12:00am
I am wearing a band on my left wrist that counts the steps I take. It also signals me that I have been sitting on my chair too long, and it’s time for me to stand up and do some stretching what a fantastic...
The fatherhood cycle
by Francis J. Kong - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Here is a question for you. What is the connection between being a great father and shaving? Reed Markham, says: “Being a great father is like shaving.
Look at the mirror
by Francis J. Kong - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
A businessman friend wanted to know how I may be of help. He has problems with his business; he says his company is not growing (this was pre-COVID), his people are slow and dumb, department heads fight all the time....
Rookie mistakes
by Francis J. Kong - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Many young people want to enter the speaking and training business.
Leaders and technology
by Francis J. Kong - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Why did the robot go back to Robot School? The answer is that “the robot’s skills are getting a little rusty!” This joke is corny, and for your information, we no longer call them robots, but “bots”...
What you see is what you get
by Francis J. Kong - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
You receive a promotion. Congratulations. You are now a leader. You are both anxious and excited. That is normal.
The need for stability
by Francis J. Kong - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Nik Wallenda has performed live in every state in the US and all over the world. From crossing the Grand Canyon and Niagra Falls to walking blindfolded between two towers in Chicago, he is the seventh-generation...
Personal leadership and organizational culture
by Francis J. Kong - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and Wharton’s top-rated professor.
This is not who we are
by Francis J. Kong - May 2, 2021 - 12:00am
I remember watching “Breaking News” on TV. The issue concerned the massive protest movement where scores of people were hurt and properties destroyed.
What confident leaders say
by Francis J. Kong - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Carlo had spent all afternoon interviewing for a new job. He began filling out all the papers. The HR manager then questioned him at length about his training and past work experience. After the interview, Carlo...
Change experiments
by Francis J. Kong - April 18, 2021 - 12:00am
An old tale about a traditional brewery installing a new canning line to enable its beer products to enter the supermarket sector.
Leadership in the midst of change and uncertainty
by Francis J. Kong - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
It came as a surprise. While it took me more than a year to revamp, update, upgrade, and redesign the Level Up Leadership training program, I will finally run it as a virtual master class this week.
Leadership and humor
by Francis J. Kong - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
A young naval student was being put through the paces by an old sea-captain. The naval leader asked the naval student a series of questions:
The mystery of death
by Francis J. Kong - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
With all the advancements of science and technology over the years, the one subject matter that remains a mystery is the mystery of death.
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