Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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Doing the work of several people? Be grateful.

These days, mid-level management jobs are getting fewer, as organizations streamline and continue to flatten their hierarchies. Top-level jobs are also getting fewer, simply because jobs are consolidating and people are less likely to jump these days.

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The rise of the Chinese language – are you ready?

I watch news and variety programs from Taiwan and China, and often, there will be Caucasians who would speak perfect Mandarin, and have attended graduate programs in both these locales. This is no longer unique, but becoming commonplace.

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5 tips to reach every consumer in bad times (Don’t be a generation-specific marketer)

I had the unpleasant experience recently in a situation, where one particular company harped ad nauseam about targeting the “millennials” in an expensive campaign, almost as if the rest of the generations are either irrelevant or non-existent. But the reality is that the millennials “Gen Y” make up only part of the consumer generation, and not more, or less important, than others.

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What should leaders do when employees threaten with career suicide?

We are not talking about actual suicide obviously, but the situation where an employee threatens to quit on you for no good reason. What should leaders do?

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Don’t let a few rejections depress our job search

It was around Christmas of 1984, and I was completing my national service in the army, and was to face the world in a few days. I was a high-school (what we call junior college here) dropout, with no university to go to, and no job in sight.

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Lonely person in snowy winter

How I caught my career curveballs and bounced back

Careers are not linear tracks that we can plan to retirement. They often start to take on a life of their own against our best laid plans. How do we keep on track?

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