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How to Become Indispensable

During the last talk I gave, someone asked for some strategies he can use to get himself promoted faster. I thanked him for his courage to ask that question which almost everyone wanted to ask but never did. Filipinos don't ask this of questions in public, most specially when bosses are around.

My simple answer: be linchpin. Be indispensable.

In this post, I will show you how to do that.

Ever dreamt of changing the world?

ou can and you will. Make the eyes of those 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...

Invest in Your Biggest Dreams

When you work for something that makes a difference in this world, undertake it with painstaking excellence. The smartest way to change yourself, your community, or the world is by working harder and longer than anyone else.

What is it that you are passionate about? How many hours will you spend today to bring your passion to life?

Personality vs Personal Development

The confusion is not only in the meaning but also on what is more meaningful.

This is why many speakers offer personal development when they are actually talking about personality development.

And training associates look for a personality development speaker when what the boss really wanted is a personal development speaker.

On Becoming A Leader

Excuses begone!

People have many excuses why they don't take charge and lead. Let me tell you what these excuses are – why you must say goodbye to them.

I will also encourage you to get into the habit of reading INSIGHTS. and subscribe to People Matter Letters. Bring leadership learning experiences to your organization. Learn more on how to become a better leader.

Change is always coming.

Many people bet on a slogan.

People want change. And “change is coming” is a promise that resonates. Only that the change is not defined.

Change will not come from a politician. You and I can make the change we desire. In this post, I encourage you to look into yourself.

Learn more. Be the change.

More is not always better.

We measure ourselves better with the outcome we create, the impact we make, the value we produce.

We do not become productive because we do more. People who are caught in a whirlwind do more everyday. But they don't get the most important goals done.

In this short post, I invite you to that more is not always better.

Resist the urge to criticize.

hen you become aware that your spending more than 15 minutes criticizing co-employees, organizations, or the government, snap out of it. Give more attention to creating more value. This is what I learned from the conversations I had...

Do one great thing at a time.

A to-do list is a good thing. However, a to-do list with ten, twenty, or thirty items is overwhelming. It is a sure template to daily failures and frustrations. Because there is not enough time to do all things . And all things aren't equal.

To believe that your reason for breathing another living minute is to accomplish a to-do list is one big mistake my friend. You decide what should be in that list.

You decide which one you must do now. And this is another way of saying that you decide which you must not do now.

If today were your last, what would you do?

Live this day as if it were your last.

How old are you now? Do you think that you still have fifty, forty, thirty, twenty, ten, or five years to live? Do you think you'll get to 100 years old – and get 100,000 pesos from the government?

I hope to live until I am 100. I hope to live healthy, strong and evergreen. I hope to live wealthy and wise each day of my life for so many years that there is no time to get tired of living.

7 Strategies of Master Presenters

Leaders can increase his impact by becoming a master presenter. Yes, some great leaders aren’t great presenters — just as some great presenters aren’t great leaders. What I believe is that mastering some principles and practices in great presentations may amplify your impact as a leader.

Appreciative Leadership

Appreciative leadership inspires hope. It is said that without vision, a nation will perish. Appreciative leaders inspires hope that the vision will be realized. Without hope, there will be no enthusiasm, no energy, no commitment, and no persistence. An appreciative leader is a dealer of hope.

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...

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...

Supervisor Training

upervisors 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...

8 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

I will not 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.

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.

Why entrepreneurship courses fail you?

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 B.S. in Entrepreneurship.

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.

Re-purpose HR

his 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,...

What are vital behaviors?

ital 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...

How to Become Indispensable

How to Become Indispensable

During the last talk I gave, someone asked for some strategies he can use to get himself promoted faster. I thanked him for his courage to ask that question which almost everyone wanted to ask but never did. Filipinos don't ask this of questions in public, most specially when bosses are around.

My simple answer: be linchpin. Be indispensable.

In this post, I will show you how to do that.

read more
Personality vs Personal Development

Personality vs Personal Development

The confusion is not only in the meaning but also on what is more meaningful.

This is why many speakers offer personal development when they are actually talking about personality development.

And training associates look for a personality development speaker when what the boss really wanted is a personal development speaker.

read more
On Becoming A Leader

On Becoming A Leader

Excuses begone!

People have many excuses why they don't take charge and lead. Let me tell you what these excuses are – why you must say goodbye to them.

I will also encourage you to get into the habit of reading INSIGHTS. and subscribe to People Matter Letters. Bring leadership learning experiences to your organization. Learn more on how to become a better leader.

read more
Do one great thing at a time.

Do one great thing at a time.

A to-do list is a good thing. However, a to-do list with ten, twenty, or thirty items is overwhelming. It is a sure template to daily failures and frustrations. Because there is not enough time to do all things . And all things aren't equal.

To believe that your reason for breathing another living minute is to accomplish a to-do list is one big mistake my friend. You decide what should be in that list.

You decide which one you must do now. And this is another way of saying that you decide which you must not do now.

If today were your last, what would you do?

read more
Live this day as if it were your last.

Live this day as if it were your last.

How old are you now? Do you think that you still have fifty, forty, thirty, twenty, ten, or five years to live? Do you think you'll get to 100 years old – and get 100,000 pesos from the government?

I hope to live until I am 100. I hope to live healthy, strong and evergreen. I hope to live wealthy and wise each day of my life for so many years that there is no time to get tired of living.

read more
7 Strategies of Master Presenters

7 Strategies of Master Presenters

Leaders can increase his impact by becoming a master presenter. Yes, some great leaders aren’t great presenters — just as some great presenters aren’t great leaders. What I believe is that mastering some principles and practices in great presentations may amplify your impact as a leader.

read more
Appreciative Leadership

Appreciative Leadership

Appreciative leadership inspires hope. It is said that without vision, a nation will perish. Appreciative leaders inspires hope that the vision will be realized. Without hope, there will be no enthusiasm, no energy, no commitment, and no persistence. An appreciative leader is a dealer of hope.

read more

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