Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

Eastern Orthodox Cross in Church

Leadership and Life Lessons from my reposed mum

My mum passed away in the night. She has braved cancer for more than half a year, and after all the struggles, reposed. When she died, she was shriveled and tiny. We managed to rally around my dad, and got a doctor to certify her death. On November 3, I led the liturgy and laid her ashes to the ocean as she wished. It was a fitting closure as I baptized her in faith as well so many years ago.

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Should you only hunt for a PR agency when a crisis hits you?

In the Guardian, it was reported that the Hong Kong government failed to secure a PR agency in its tender, with 4 PR agencies immediately declining, and 4 declining later on. These were all large or global PR agencies.

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Soaring above in a hot air balloon

We are generation flux – From full-time to hybrid staffing models

Some young friends of mine started hunting for jobs after graduation, and noticed that there seem to be more and more part-time or contract jobs, rather than outright full-time offerings. They are of course worried.

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Greetings for 2019, from Seamus

Have you labored through 2018,
And found it went all too vapid and fast?
Have you made a resolution or two,
And found them waft all away like dust?

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2 Leadership Secrets from the Flight Deck

Have you noticed how frequently “accidents” occur on local highways? There are at least two reasons why – or the lack of these two reasons. Likewise, many leadership crashes happen because of the same two missing reasons.

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Refinement through pressure and fire

3 timeless business lessons from George Michael’s “Freedom! 90” song

The 1990s were golden years, where I worked for some amazing multinational giants from banking to audit, and life was skyrocketing. Music and the arts were simpler, happier, brighter.

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