Building Teams

September 23, 2013

Make Your Employee’s First Day Special

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first-day-at-new-jobI’ll never forget my first day at my first job after university in September 1993.

It sucked.

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May 22, 2013

Reference from Brian Tracy

Meeting Brian Tracy last year during his Saigon seminar.

Many of you know that my favorite business guru is Brian Tracy.

Brian is a world famous speaker, author and business coach.  I have learned an incredible number of proven, practical techniques from his books that have helped me to do more and achieve more in business and in life.  Brian’s books are easy to understand because he writes simply and practically.  My favorite books of his are Goals, Eat That Frog and The Art of Closing the Sale.

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May 3, 2013

I’m Hiring!

ITviec IT jobs in Vietnam

ITviec IT jobs in Vietnam

I believe that Vietnamese technology professionals have the ability to be some of the best in the world.

That’s why I’m launching ITviec.com, a new job website 100% focused on technology and IT jobs in Vietnam.  Continue reading →

April 13, 2013

Make Salary Increase Requests Work For You

salary increase

salary increaseMost bosses hate it when one of their people asks for more money.

I love it.  Here’s why.

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December 6, 2012

Leadership Minute — What’s In It For Them?

November 29, 2012

Job Lifespan Theory

Job Lifespan Theory

Everyone knows that human beings are born, grow up, age and pass away.  It’s a natural cycle.  Some cycles are longer, some are shorter, but in the end they’re all the same.  No one gets out alive.

Jobs are the same way.

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November 22, 2012

Tony Fernandes — “Dream The Impossible”

Tony Fernandes

“In AirAsia we consider ourselves basically a dream factory…We deliberately decided that we wanted a company where people can pursue their passion and we wanted to make use of all the talent that we have in-house.  The culture that we have stems from the fact that we want openness and we want people to be creative and passionate about what they do. In order to do that, we’ve got to inspire them.”

Tony Fernandes
CEO and Founder
AirAsia

Tony Fernandes is above all things a dreamer.

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November 1, 2012

Yet More Leadership Books You Should Read

Steve-Jobs-Book

“I cannot live without books.”
– Thomas Jefferson

More outstanding leadership books that have influenced me.

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October 29, 2012

Christa Foley — Secrets of Zappos Culture

Christa Foley Zappos Culture

“If you have a culture that creates an environment where employees can be themselves, where they’re encouraged and inspired to grow, to be creative, to always be learning, you’re going to attract top talent. You’re going to have a lower turnover. You’re going to have inspired and happy employees.”

Christa Foley
Senior Human Resources Manager at Zappos.com

Zappos.com is famous for having a unique culture that inspires uncommon loyalty and spirit among team members.  I spoke to Christa about what culture means and how Zappos Culture has helped to make Zappos one of the most successful online retailers in the world.

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October 21, 2012

Leadership Minute — Hire Someone Into Their Next Job

Leadership Minute Hire Someone Into Their Next Job

Today I’m introducing a new feature, the “Leadership Minute.”  Each Leadership Minute will contain a short learning from my leadership experience.  I hope they add value to each of you! Continue reading →