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Bold Steps to Big Dreams

  • 8 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs I cannot put successful entrepreneurs in a box. There is no way for me to tell you that everyone goes through the same path in order for them to succeed.But there are known secrets common to them. Those you can learn. Those you can start with.Get your pen and write these ideas. Writing will make ...
  • Why entrepreneurship courses fail you? Here’s a quick note on B.S. Entrepreneurship.Students will find it difficult to learn entrepreneurship from those who are afraid to become entrepreneurs themselves. When professors only mouth what management gurus say about entrepreneurship, you know that you will be eating theories and find entrepreneurship complicated and hateful. You will learn a lot of B.S. in ...
Leading Beyond the Walls

  • Can we promote good governance? We can promote good governance.We only need to find more ways. Government leaders regularly get training on good governance. But these training programs do not seem to work. They do address the concerns and situations of local government leaders. 
  • Leaders Have Passion for Excellence Mediocrity in the workplace is kept by people who embraced mediocrity.Yes, you read it right.They can endure mediocre performance because they want to keep the status quo. Mediocrity is their comfort zone and excellence is alien to their system.Listen. Whatever you tolerate, you accept.A latecomer has endless alibis. Heavy traffic. Road accidents. Insomia. Eventually, he’ll ...
  • Why team building in the Philippines often fail? Because many managers do not go beyond playing games.Roger, a manager of an IT company, requested a quotation for a team building facilitation. I wanted to know the purpose of their upcoming team building so I invited him to a Skype conversation. He said that team building in their company is a yearly ...
The World Is Our Classroom

  • Classroom is theater. When I was young, most of my teachers made us students memorize trivial information. I topped quiz bees because I could remember most information we were asked to memorize.I found that my nephews are still required to memorize information they do not understand. I found out that they still quizzed on Roman Numerals. I am ...
Leadership at Work

  • 7 Strategies of Master Presenters Leaders like you can and must master presentation skills.Be happy. I will tell you today how to do it. Then I will share with you strategies from my experiences – and today, from a book.There are strategies that ordinary people like you and I can master to improve our idea-selling abilitiesDr. Brad McRae and David ...
  • Appreciative Leadership Appreciative Leadership
  • Effective Supervisors Solve Problems Ana avoids problems. She thinks that any problem that her staff creates reflects her ability as a supervisor. Problems stressed her out.Successful supervisors are effective problem solvers. And you can learn to solve problems systematically.1. Define the problem. Is there really a problem? Determine exactly what it is.You will sometimes discover that your problem is ...
  • Ever dreamt of changing the world or making a positive difference? You can and you will. You can make the eyes of people around you sparkle. You can speak more of possibility instead of scarcity. You can create a positive change in your organizations and communities. Yes, you can and you will.My name is Jef Menguin — and I am your partner in enabling leaders ...
  • Lead with Humility Leading with humility requires you to adapt a new mindset. That is the mindset of service.The traditional idea made us believe that to be a leader is to be the boss. We are the first movers, and all the rest follows us. That was not the case in the olden days. That’s not the case ...
  • Learn Like a Child The best leaders aren’t those with ready answers for everything. No, not the know-it-all type. The best leaders are those who learn like a child.My son Jefferson Carlos is very eager to learn. He explores the world around him. He is every curious of how things work – from remote controls to light switches, ipad ...
  • Re-purpose HR This will be helpful for CEOs and HR managers. Re-purpose your human resources department.Break down organisational silos and use a process to generate and foster collective thinking. Shift the paradigm from developing programs, policies and processes to improving the performance and productivity of the workforce.Most HR professionals consumed their time in compliance to regulations. ...
  • Supervisor Training Supervisors who refused training do not see the benefit of your offers.Either your training has no real benefit or they do not have the ability to see the benefit.Her supervisors do not want to join the training program offered to them by the company.  Pacita, the manager, said that she found it difficult to convince ...
  • What are vital behaviors? Vital behaviors are the smallest set of actions that lead to the results you want. They are the few high-leverage actions that if you keep doing, produce the outcomes you’re after.Vital Behaviors are key to change efforts whether you are trying to change yourself or something larger (your team, your organization, or the world.) ...
Everyday People Power

  • Public Enemy #1 Eighty percent of news coverage today is about the war on drugs. Media organizations have running tallies of suspected drug offenders being killed either by the police authorities or by vigilante groups. The Philippine National Police isn’t investigating any policeman. The PNP isn’t running after the vigilantes too. A few words of accusations in a ...
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  • 8 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs I cannot put successful entrepreneurs in a box. There is no way for me to tell you that everyone goes through the same path in order for them to succeed.But there are known secrets common to them. Those you can learn. Those you can start with.Get your pen and write these ideas. Writing will make ...
  • Why entrepreneurship courses fail you? Here’s a quick note on B.S. Entrepreneurship.Students will find it difficult to learn entrepreneurship from those who are afraid to become entrepreneurs themselves. When professors only mouth what management gurus say about entrepreneurship, you know that you will be eating theories and find entrepreneurship complicated and hateful. You will learn a lot of B.S. in ...