Category Archives: leadership

HR Talk: “Is the Company Required to Do COVID-19 Testing?” and 9 Other Confusing Questions Answered for Issues related to MECQ

Running a business is tough. You have to face labor concerns, market your products, sell them, and ensure that money is transmitted in the right way. I think I had a much easier time being part of the corporate world. … Continue reading

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Respect in a Time of COVID-19

Respect is very important in the time of COVID-19. During the time of COVID-19, I am reminded of the word RESPECT. There’s three ways we should respect — Respect for SELF, Respect for your WORK, and Respect for OTHERS. You gotta … Continue reading

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Leadership Series: Crab Mentality

In the Philippines, we have a saying that you should not have a Crab Mentality. Have you ever seen crabs in a barrel?  Everyone wants to escape to avoid being eaten, but every time someone gets a leg up, the … Continue reading

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Why Responsiveness is Key to a Meaningful HR

This is a true story: The staff called the HR to ask why there was a missing php500 in her cash card. This was not the first time, but the third time already. She alleged that the agency was stealing … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between a Aspiring Entrepreneur and the Boring Employee?

A lot of people want to be in business to get rich. They feel that to be an employee, you’d be stuck working for someone else for peanuts for the rest of their lives. I actually disagree. For one, many … Continue reading

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Why I got into Business

A high school student came the other day and asked me about my experience as a businesswoman. His comments made me reflect on the decisions that I’ve made and why I actually got into business. My parents were both businessman. … Continue reading

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Leadership Lesson: Assign Responsibility to the Person to Increase Accountability

We love a hurrah story — A story when a group comes together in lieu of a single goal, working together cooperatively and achieving success. A hurrah story is big picture. It makes a great story, but when you inspect … Continue reading

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Apparently, I’m a boss b*tch

One of the hardest things about being a boss is making unpopular decisions. I had one such experience last month. One of my contractual sales staff had a personal emergency. The night before, she fought with a live-in partner and … Continue reading

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Matigas ang Ulo (Hard Headed)

I have extensive experience of multiple staff who are especially hard headed. These are the people who intentionally try to circumvent the rules when they can, and pout when they cannot. True Story # 1:  My brother went on a … Continue reading

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If you don’t watch your staff, don’t be surprised if they go and party!

My father-in-law tells me about a janitor who works in his Association’s building. Since he was the Association President that year, he was the one who interviewed and oriented that personnel before hiring him. “The janitor was good. He has initiative,” he … Continue reading

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