Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

My grandparents - Grandpa 丁幼泉, army general, book author, professor, and grandma 王長慧, prominent parliamentarian, Taiwan

Leadership Tribute to my grandpa, army general and thinker

My grandpa passed away recently, peacefully and quietly he left. Yet, beneath all that quiet, was a giant who made a lasting impression in my life. Let me ask you first, who is a true leader to you, and what standards do you hold yourself to as a leader?

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You want to be a real leader? Simulate everything until you master all

One of the hallmarks of leadership is to have immersive experiences that you can relate to personally, and then nuancing them to help develop your own people working with you. However, short of being hands-on on every single task, what are some of the options for gaining such experiences, especially for an emerging leader, a leader in training, or even a leader already entrenched in the field but placed in even more challenging environments?

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“Influencers”? Quick question – do they ask for money right away?

If you ask me, 99% of the so-called “influencers” aren’t really that at all, as they are self-created or agency-created entities, rather than community-endorsed individuals who move mountains. Let me give you who I would use as examples of true influencers – Jesus Christ, Apostle John the Beloved, President Vladimir Putin, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, etc. You get the drift.

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Getting a marketing lead? Hire right!

In my 30-odd years of professional life, I have found that there are gems who bring value to the business, and there are riffraff who bring mere entertainment, or worse, cause problems for busineses.

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What can leaders learn from aviation and ancient Asian philosophies?

Why should leaders start looking beyond new Western management thought and the singular and often quoted Art of War? Can leaders learn from mission-critical professionals like airline pilots in managing people and businesses better? A recent radio interview presented us the opportunity to share our thoughts.

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What if you live till 100 and beyond? What would you do?

Have YOU thought about retirement yet? No, I am NOT a financial adviser or anything related. I am NOT selling you anything. This is a philosophical and a pragmatic question.

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