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April 13, 2013

Make Salary Increase Requests Work For You

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

I love it.  Here’s why.

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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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October 11, 2012

Leaders Push Reality

The Wall of Pain
Leaders Push

The Wall of Reality

In the last two posts “The Reality Principle” and “Focus On The Winning Idea” I wrote about the importance of seeing reality clearly.

This post is about how leaders can push reality to achieve great things.

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January 15, 2012

Ducks and Eagles

Are you a duck or an eagle?

Here’s a video from a talk I gave at a Citynetevents networking event.  It’s about how there are two kinds of people on every team — ducks and eagles.  Each has a role on your team.  If you want to improve your leadership and create a great team it’s important to know who is who.

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December 13, 2011

Head to Head CEO Forum on VITV

Recently I returned to the “Diễn Đàn CEO,” or “CEO Forum” program on VITV.

Mr. Hà, the host, felt that the viewers would find two CEOs more engaging than one (maybe by creating some drama and getting us to argue?).  I invited an outstanding CEO I met a few months ago, Mr. Trần Trọng Kiên.  He is founder and CEO of Buffalo Tours, one of Vietnam’s largest and most successful tour companies.  Not only a great CEO, but a super cool and interesting guy.

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August 6, 2011

“Học Hỏi”

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The NaviWorks MBA Class of 2009 surprised me with a cool gift for Teachers' Day.

I believe in constant learning and improvement.  If you’re not learning, you’re stagnating and dying.

The Vietnamese even have a specific word for it, “học hỏi,” which roughly translates to “asking and learning.”

Not only does “học hỏi” make work fun and challenging, but it helps keep you ahead of your competitors.  As Jack Welch says of companies, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near.”

LEADERS are responsible for creating a học hỏi environment and ensuring the rate of change on the inside is greater than that on the outside.

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