Have you led meetings where there were too many “ideas” from your team? That you couldn’t land on a decision without disappointing someone? That you wondered if you were too “democratic?” Here is an approach to lead through this. Often when we discuss strategies and actions, we tend to focus on what’s possible: What are… Continue reading Possibilities VS Probabilities
I had to manage a few career threatening crisis. We were in Xiamen and we got into trouble with the local police. It started with an altercation between a few teammates and a Japanese client. The police was called but they decided to not arrest the client. Our team felt injustice and decided to surround… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Crisis Management
Dear founders, business owner, bosses, To max out the potential of your team, apply the “Flywheel Effect” in your people. This concept is developed in the book “Good to Great.” A flywheel is a heavy revolving wheel used in large machines. It is difficult to push from a standstill, but once it starts spinning it… Continue reading The Flywheel of Intrinsic Performance
As a leader, you often need to lead initiatives. Or create movements. Here are 3 things you can do to herd cats and lead change: 1. Give it a name Cheesy as this might sound, but giving the initiative a name make it much easier for people to refer to, relate to, to share, etc.… Continue reading 3 Things To Lead Change
It’s Monday morning. How many of you are filling out weekly reports? Why do so many of us have to endure this pain in the 🍑 task? All weekly reports started from a pure, rational, and meaningful place: Boss up the food chain wants to review the business thoroughly, and wants to hear from the… Continue reading Monday Morning Drags
As a Bruce Lee worshiper, I use his teachings to approach my work life. 1st, Bruce Lee on “correct posture🥋:” Correct posture 1 = To be “mechanically favorable for the next move:” What does “favourable” mean in the people, systems, and processes of my business? How agile are they? Which of those can I afford… Continue reading How Bruce Lee’s Correct Posture Help Me Lead
Boss, what is your “signal to noise” ratio? Do you tend to focus or distract your team? We are all familiar with the typical distractions …– Boss’ rants– Drawing attention to ourselves– Derailing the agenda with poorly timed statements – “Let me jump in.”– Asking your team if they have liked your #bossbetter LinkedIn posts There are… Continue reading Are You Distracting Your Teams?
“I love you?” He asked. “I guess not.” He was respected by many. I found him manipulative. He was the kind of bosses who would go full-on “Maya Angelou” and preach, “It’s how you make people feel!” Yet somehow, I would always feel good after chatting with him, after being in meetings with him, even… Continue reading How You Make Them Feel
Santa is your destiny, at home and at work. When parents trick their kids with the Santa story, all they are trying to do is to bring their children a sense of wonder some fun, and to coerce the kids to obey them by fabricating this elaborated hoax of a deer-domineering bigger old man who… Continue reading Reality Santa 🎅🏼
What makes a professional musician different from an amateur? What makes a professional nanny different from an amateur (like me)? Is it the skills? The experience? The DNA? Joe Hisaishi (久石讓), composer of the music of movies such as “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Spirited Away,” considers a pro as … 1️⃣ Professionals learn how to… Continue reading Are You A “Pro”?