Iâ€™m Chris Forrest Harvey. My goal for this site is to help people become inspiring leaders and to achieve amazing things.
I had my first management experience in 2004 when I left Yahoo! to join AOL.com and built a small team. Then in 2006 I moved to Vietnam and joined an online jobs company as CEO. Suddenly I found myself in charge of nearly 100 people in another culture. It was a big challenge. I made a lot of mistakes. But with each mistake I learned. I begin reading books about famous leaders and their companies. I tried out new things and kept those that fit my style and worked for me.
Iâ€™m proud that today my old company is not only the largest and most profitable online jobs company in Vietnam, but it also has a reputation as being one of the best places to work.Â I’ve since founded another online jobs company, ITviec.Â ITviec is a place where companies and skilled IT and technology people can meet to build great products.
My experiences have taught me that leadership is a human discipline. Itâ€™s all about connecting with people â€” with their hopes, dreams, emotions and desire for achievement. The principles of sound leadership and making things happen are universal across cultures.
I encourage you to post your own comments and learnings on my site.