Francis J. Kong
Francis J. Kong
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Anti-aging cream
by Francis J. Kong - July 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Approaching 95 years of age, Mrs. Santos finally decided it was time to give up her apartment in New York and move to Miami. She was given the name of a Florida realtor, who enthusiastically drove her all over Miami,...
From problem pointers to problem solvers
by Francis J. Kong - July 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In an executive coaching session, a highly skilled and intelligent senior executive told me how depressing her life had become because she would not get the project assigned to her on time.
Remembering names and faces
by Francis J. Kong - July 14, 2024 - 12:00am
What troubles me a lot?
The first five seconds
by Francis J. Kong - July 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Have you heard the latest report? Research today says that the average attention span for adults is five seconds.
Pin the flower where it matters
by Francis J. Kong - July 7, 2024 - 12:00am
I’ve worked under various bosses throughout my career, including one who tasked me with revitalizing his faltering business.
Accepting hassles as a skill
by Francis J. Kong - July 6, 2024 - 12:00am
On his way to be sworn in as the most powerful man in the world, had to be lifted out of his car and carried up the stairs.
AI ethics and values
by Francis J. Kong - June 30, 2024 - 12:00am
As expected, the jokes are pouring in.
Why some people trust TikTok advisors
by Francis J. Kong - June 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Here is a familiar parable you may have encountered:
Success is
by Francis J. Kong - June 23, 2024 - 12:00am
“To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to...
I, me, my
by Francis J. Kong - June 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Have you ever encountered the word “selfism?” I looked it up consulted my good friend ChatGPT, and prompted it with the question, “What is the meaning of the word ‘selfism?’”
My father’s arms
by Francis J. Kong - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Barbara Johnson tells a very inspiring story in an old book “Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul.”
Tips for new leaders
by Francis J. Kong - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
One fine day, the brave and newly commissioned young ship captain Smith and his crew of sailors were sailing the ocean blue. Suddenly, on the horizon, there loomed a ship with a skull and crossbones raised on the...
Did not know it could not be done
by Francis J. Kong - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Two rabbinical students were caught by the Rabbi gambling and drinking in the company of undesirable characters – even before the sunset on the evening of the Sabbath.
Intrinsic motivation
by Francis J. Kong - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
People react or respond to motivations differently.
Data and opinion
by Francis J. Kong - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
I read a book titled “Built” by Tony Fadell.
The dark triad
by Francis J. Kong - June 1, 2024 - 12:00am
In a Fast Company Podcast, I was amused to listen to an episode titled: “The Dark Triad.”1 Who would not be interested in material with such a provocative title? I listened to it with great interest and...
Getting old can be glorious
by Francis J. Kong - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Some people do not like growing old, while others seem to make fun of it.
High performers are show offs
by Francis J. Kong - May 25, 2024 - 12:00am
In my many years of working with a wide range of companies and organizations, covering different industries, HR associations and small businesses, it is evident that, as the old saying goes, success “isn’t...
Doing better in your business
by Francis J. Kong - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
I have had the opportunity to offer business and personal advice to CEO’s of companies. Perhaps out of respect, these chief honchos call me “coach.” I have advised business owners of small, medium,...
Know thyself
by Francis J. Kong - May 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi are the famous words “Know Thyself.” It is often associated with the titan of Greek philosophy, Socrates, who emphasized the importance of self-awareness and...
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