Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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Seamus Phan – writes on everything related to running better businesses, including leadership, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, agile/lean, process management, quality, philosophy, etc.

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Leadership – empathy is a super power

Empathy is the key to great leadership. Nobody likes dictators or autocrats at the workplace or elsewhere. Can you imagine working for one who only expects you to say “yes”? Can you imagine working for one who won’t listen to you? Here is a personal account of a good empathetic manager I have worked with in several jobs. It is in Chinese (traditional scipt).

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Running the marathon against the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has begun to look more like COVID-20, as it dominates and fuels much of the conversations on the mainstream media and social media as well. To you and I, leaders and business owners alike, this situation is unpleasant and leaves many unknowns. But some things are certain.

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Rising above Unhealthy Competition – Learning from Two Music Virtuosos

What is competition? The ancient Greeks and the Chinese, among other peoples, had races or competitions, where participants competed fairly in physically demanding activities to see who fared best in skills and talents.

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year!

Here’s a poem I wrote yesterday.

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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