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Credit and recognition is over-rated

Never been a fan of getting credit and recognition — it makes me uncomfortable for a simple reason that I ain’t no one-person island. Every little or big achievement I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without those unsung heroes, be it my parents, classmates, peers, acquaintances, superiors, and even those with evil intentions.  Most people […]

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The not-so-obvious ways to have a more in-depth conversation with anyone

I rarely peruse through the New York Times for management and leadership insights. Not that I don’t expect any from their incredible panel of award-winning journalists, but the idea of finding a useful piece (for me) amidst all that content feels like an arduous task. Every once in a while though, I bump into something […]

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On leading programs and initiatives

Managing programs and initiatives form the 4th most crucial step in the leadership development framework. As you can tell, it builds off of the previous levels for a definite reason — we’re talking about massive responsibilities here. Some of which include the following: Technology Management Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology […]

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Dawn Staley’s Rules for Life

Dawn Staley is probably one of the best basketball coaches the WNBA has ever had. She’s also an American Olympic gold medalist basketball player, winning three golds for her country. What follows are Staley’s rules of life from the Netflix documentary, The Playbook. She’s lived these rules to become a successful coach and an inspiring […]

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José Mourinho’s Rules for Life

While I didn’t do a great job during my (very) short-lived career as a goalkeeper for my school’s soccer team, I still admire the “beautiful game.” Interestingly over the past few years, I’ve been more curious to explore the lives of the coaches, their track records, philosophy, methodologies than the team or its player’s statistics. […]

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7 competencies of teams that work

As someone leading an international marketing, staffing and recruitment company, building teams that work (for my clients or myself) helps me put food on the table. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Building great teams takes a lot of time, effort, and patience. And even then, you’re probably won’t be able to create […]

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A project debrief isn’t optional

Marketing and Design agencies are fast-paced and always adapting. They don’t have an option but to be agile, with their processes and also their thinking at large. And agencies that aim to get to the next level need to adapt even faster not necessarily with faster systems but with better processes, particularly in areas where […]

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Jill Ellis’s Rules for Life

Continuing with my notes from watching The Playbook on Netflix. Here are Jill Elli’s Rules for Life. Wait, who is Jill Ellis?  Jill coached the 2015 and 2019 US Women’s soccer team to the winning the World Cup! She masterfully navigated the challenge of coaching a team that was already #1 in the world and keeping them there.  And if you think […]

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Doc River’s Rules for Life

I finished The Playbook on Netflix last weekend — what a fascinating documentary series! It’s genuinely one of the best I’ve ever watched, after The Last Dance, of course. And I’ve watched many! If you’re a manager, leader, or coach (sports or otherwise, like yours truly), you must watch it, study it, embody it, and […]

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My job isn’t to make you better

This past weekend, I took it easy and watched a couple of documentaries. One of which was The Playbook. It’s a fascinating series on some of the most outstanding coaches in sports. “Coaches with championship résumés share their personal rules for success in sports and life in this reflective and inspiring documentary series.“—Official Netflix synopsis […]