Francis J. Kong
Francis J. Kong
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The sapient leader
by Francis J. Kong - March 25, 2023 - 12:00am
A pandemic, an economic crisis, geopolitical tension, or any other disruptive event throws a wrench at our companies and businesses.
The exhausted leader
by Francis J. Kong - March 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Over two years into the pandemic, people’s emotions have been subjected to a roller-coaster-like ride.
When the good comes out from the bad
by Francis J. Kong - March 18, 2023 - 12:00am
When hard times hit, or a difficult life situation happens, you hear people ask: “Why is this happening to me?”
Different generations at work
by Francis J. Kong - March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
A father conversing with a friend complained: “My friend told me that I am behind times on technology. I was so shocked I almost dropped my Nokia 3310.”
What is FOFO?
by Francis J. Kong - March 11, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past, people of an older generation had to endure tough times with limited options.
Company training needs today
by Francis J. Kong - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
So here we go.
Drop the fancy and strengthen the basics
by Francis J. Kong - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Try to decipher what the following words mean: “In the ascertainment of an excogitation of linguistic proclivity, one might ascribe to the mentation that a phratry exists in which some encyclopedists designedly...
Growing old and growing up
by Francis J. Kong - February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
One morning I saw a news headline: “US Social Security’s full retirement age moves to 67.” Though I enjoy my senior citizen card, I still keep myself productive, working out and doing work.
Doing it or owning it
by Francis J. Kong - February 25, 2023 - 12:00am
After graduating college, I was given the first crack to join this company.
Do not move the goalpost
by Francis J. Kong - February 19, 2023 - 12:00am
As usual, the boss, upon seeing his sales rep enter the office, asked: “Did you get any orders today?”
Soft is hard and hard is soft
by Francis J. Kong - February 18, 2023 - 12:00am
A boss tells his employee: “I am promoting you to vice president. The company has two vice presidents, so you will be the third one.”
What are you selling?
by Francis J. Kong - February 12, 2023 - 12:00am
A couple of years ago, the Ilocana and I bought an old house that needed a lot of repairs.
Faulty assumptions
by Francis J. Kong - February 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The story is about a young preacher going to do his first funeral service at a little countryside cemetery.
Dealing with difficult co-workers
by Francis J. Kong - February 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Is it essential to have a positive work culture? You bet it is.
Do the best with what you have s
by Francis J. Kong - February 4, 2023 - 12:00am
The following story appeared in The Houston Chronicle. Courtesy of the website actsweb.org, here is the story of a world-class musician. It may have been an urban legend and may not be valid. But as a parable,...
There is no ‘I’ in team
by Francis J. Kong - January 29, 2023 - 12:00am
I cringe whenever I hear another speaker exclaim: “There is no “I” in team!” For one, it is a worn-out cliche. And secondly, a team is made up of many “I’s,” isn’t...
No career at all
by Francis J. Kong - January 28, 2023 - 12:00am
During the lockdown, our online sales skyrocketed because the only way people can get to buy stuff is to order online.
Productivity cliches
by Francis J. Kong - January 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The new country manager went to the office floor and started lecturing on productivity.
The woodcutter’s promise
by Francis J. Kong - January 21, 2023 - 12:00am
A king had to leave for a long journey and wondered who he should leave in charge of his kingdom while he was gone.
The hope in hybrid habits Busines
by Francis J. Kong - January 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The economy has opened.
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