Motivating People

October 31, 2011

Halloween Fun

We like to have fun at VietnamWorks and Navigos Search.  A big part of that is Halloween.  The Dream-Makers love it!

Enjoy the vid and pics.

In Saigon…

And in Hanoi…

October 11, 2011

“Người Đương Thời” (“People Today”)

Here’s an interview I did in May 2011 for the program “Người Đương Thời” which roughly translates to “People Today.”

The host, Ms. Bich Loan, likes to interview people whom she believes have interesting ideas.  She likes to surprise her guests and put them in novel situations to observe how they react.  It’s very effective.

We met at Hanoi’s “HR Day” in 2010 and she saw me speak about “Ducks and Eagles.”  I was flattered she invited me as a guest on her program.  The interview is in English, but dubbed in Vietnamese.  I haven’t figured out how to get English subtitles in there yet.

August 14, 2011

Name Game

“A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

– Dale Carnegie

I'm in Hanoi only a few days each month. To help me remember names, I take photos of each person and edit their name into the photo. I regularly update the album on the Internet to aid Dream Makers in their quests to take my money in the Name Game.

One of my most important responsibilities as a leader is creating a sense of community in our team.  I want people to feel recognized and important and have a sense of belonging.

One of the best ways to do that is to learn everyone’s name.

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