The People First Proposal

I would like to propose organisations put people first when it comes to their priorities.  Organisations may say they already do but based on my observations, they aren’t.  Two (2) banks asked me one day to update my business’s account information.  They gave me a pile of forms for my business accounts’ signatories to fillContinue reading “The People First Proposal”

Being Proactive Requires Reviewing Our Values

My boss asked me to finish a report by Monday morning.  I was planning to submit it by Wednesday next week but my boss wanted it earlier.  Because he asked me on Friday, I had to cancel my weekend plans.  Some bosses pile on work on their employees.  The bosses would believe there is goodContinue reading “Being Proactive Requires Reviewing Our Values”

Three Questions Every New Manager Should Ask

Every new manager should always ask three (3) questions about an operation he or she will be in charge of: What does the book say should be happening? What do the people say should be happening? What is really happening?  Chances are each answer would be totally different from the others.  What does the bookContinue reading “Three Questions Every New Manager Should Ask”

The Heroes Among Us

It’s easy to criticise.  It’s simple to call someone stupid.  Social media in the Philippines has been abuzz since the pandemic began in 2020.  Not that it hasn’t been abuzz before; it was more so after as people stayed home and expressed their frustrations. As vaccine supply remained scarce, the COVID-19 virus continued to wreakContinue reading “The Heroes Among Us”

Seen and Not Heard, Speak Only When Spoken To, Why It’s Good to Listen

In the old days (as late as the mid-20th century), many parents told their kids that children were meant to be “seen not heard” and that children can only “speak when spoken to.” This rule prevails among many families, never mind if it’s the 21st century and some people say we should be more liberalContinue reading “Seen and Not Heard, Speak Only When Spoken To, Why It’s Good to Listen”