Do we have to do video calls? Aren’t there better ways to do things?

“Ding!” I’ve got mail! Bob is asking when I can meet with him and Peter. Strange. He usually Slacks me. Then I see Peter on the “CC” list. Everything is a meeting for Peter. When he wants to share some…

The case for 21st century leadership: Current European case study

Leadership Memo 2022-5 In March, I did a high level case study comparing 21st century leadership and 20th century leadership using the events that are happening in Europe. As the events continue to evolve, let’s see what we can learn…

What does it mean to transition a company to fully remote work?

In my last post, I advocated not letting a virus decide whether we need an office or not, especially if all we need to do our work is a laptop and an internet connection. I also urged us 21st century…

Why do I want to transition a company to fully remote work?

In the past year, companies have been trying to get their employees back into the office. No thanks to the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. Then COVID cases recede in the past months. Now companies…

What competency does one need to lead a diverse workforce?

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce gives a competitive edge. Experts say that diverse teams often perform better. They are more creative and innovative. Thanks to remote work and virtual workplace, more and more companies are tapping into…

A quick research on meetings and collaborations

In the last year, many companies are trying to bring their people back into the office. However, with the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. I’ve seen lively (and sometimes polarizing) debates on how collaboration should…

How do we be wise in dealing with conflicts and disagreements?

Leadership Memo 2022-4 In my last 2 posts, I talked about if we want harmony we need to be empathetic, and we need to pay attention to what is in our hearts because what is in our hearts is linked…

It’s good for us to pay attention to what is in our heart

In my last post, I started talking about harmony and empathy. Why is it important? Because in any relationship, most conflict is caused by the words you say and how you say them. You know, it only takes a spark…

Leaders need to be good facilitators? Huh? (Part 2)

Last time, we started exploring leaders as facilitators. We looked at two crucial elements: Check your ego at the doorBe wary of making suggestions Now, let’s look at the remaining three crucial elements for leaders as facilitators: 3. Transparency is…