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Tradition can be beautiful – Lessons in Diplomacy & Innovation

I served as an NGO diplomat around 2004, under a Catholic Cistercian abbot who was an inspiring German gentleman. We served causes in Cameroon and Burkina Faso, providing supplies and used vehicles. I also raised funds through a Chinese music collection through the help of a Chinese orchestra.

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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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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.

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Insights and Experience trumps mere creative window dressing

“I am not happy with the font. I don’t like how this chart is illustrated. I need more creativity from you in the photograph you shot for this campaign. I need more vibrance in the colors in this image…”

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3 tasks for business leaders in the age of speed

I was reading an article on Fast Company, on “how to go from idea to prototype in one day“, and it echoed many of my own ideas through 3 decades of work and consulting, that there is no prizes for laggards and procrastination.

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Innovation through the abyss of challenges

Creative innovation can be abundant in the world today, and I certainly don’t mean software. Invention is often found at the deepest of needs amidst a sore lack of resources.

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