Sunday, January 20, 2013

Familiar with this?

1 week in transit for local mail
4 weeks in transit to a US addressee.
It did not fail in surprising recepient.
Some forget where their mail box is.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Training That Matter

Faced in critical situations, what prompts to cross over to overcome are not skills and competencies but personal values. Values are deeply rooted principles that mold our character manifested in our behavior. Training programs  that influenced where I am.


Nephew from the tropics learning how to make snow balls
1.  Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Effective Leaders. Defining personal mission.  Make the self-independent, working interdependently leads to greater results
2.  Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership. Leaders’ awareness that for every situation, there is a corresponding leadership style based on competency and motivation level
3.  Appreciative Inquiry. 4Ds to reach the destination from Discover to Dream, Design and Destine
4.  Heroic Leadership, a personal self-transformation program from me to a leader to a leader with a cause

5.   Performance Management System, how to drive a business unit to a high performing unit through the 5 elements of performance management system
6.  Cross Functional Performance Management System, a simple approach in driving a business units performance to a high performing unit
7.   Ateneo Regis MBA Program, a condensed business management course to develop leaders in driving the organization
8.   Team Building. Mission Vision Setting. Change Management and 4S Assessment. A transformational course to align people to a common goal. Values and drivers are identified that lead to the vision
9.   4 Disciplines of Execution. Score card setting to drive results from the execution. 1. Focus on the Wildly Important 2. Act on the Lead Measures 3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard 4. Create a Cadence of Accountability
10.  Leadership Summit. Assessing how we are as leaders who have an important task guided by a plan with not enough time to achieve results
Visualizing a dream
11.  Achieve Global Professional Sales Coaching. Effective Coaching Conversation. Transferring skill and competency to an associate
12.  Collaboration for Value.  Working together starting with understanding customers’ needs and working operating model can lead to deeper satisfaction. Connect.  Create. Align. Execute
13.  Glendinning Negotiating Skills. Transition from negotiation to a structured commercial selling
14.  6 Sigma.  Quantitative based productivity measure communicated in structured format
15.  DDI Service Plus Beyond Customer Expectation.  Presentation Skill Certification on service orientation
16. Basic Call Procedure. Persuasive Selling Format. Most effective and simplest planned sales call to sell in and to close a sale

Friday, January 04, 2013

Welcoming 2013 Online

2013 was welcomed not by fireworks or partying but by viewing celebration in the city and elsewhere in the world on cable TV and online.

This was encouraged by the aggressive awareness campaign mounted by the Department of Health on the dangers to life by explosives.
It was jump-started when the Twitter I sent to field reports Ryan Chua and Bam Alegre who were reporting new year preparations and situationers in their respective field assignments for their TV news networks were retweeted back with positive comments.

Covering the Divisoria beat on 31 December, I sent Bam a message giving feedback on his report on prices and fruit sourcing that "price fluctuates because of change in source cost" to which he sent quickly an appreciative reply.

Extensively covering the PNP’s confiscation of illegal explosives to welcome the New Year in GMA and nearly province I asked, “paano nadedestroy ang confiscated firecrackers?” which was not mentioned in the field report, I got an immediate reply “binabasa.” When I commented on the manner he answered to the probe of news anchor Howie Severino if “Luneta was a no smoking area,” he acknowledged “oo nga di ko nasagot ng maayos” and mentioned the constraints why smokers violate.

Doing the anchor for “The World Tonight” end-to-end and at times nervously and in some segments probing questions to fire officials, I tweeted Ryan Chua “My 1st time to see you anchor end-to-end. You held on.” He replied back positively with “Thank you. Hope to do better next time.”
Close to midnight on the eve, through online I found myself in all the crowded places in GMA, in Luneta with thousands of crowds through Bam Alegre and Ces Drillon, in the GMA at the Mall of Asia celebration through Mark Salazar, in Eastwood for the more elitist crowd. Earlier on I was in Sydney, Australia. Later on that day I was in Japan, Taiwan, London, China and in the Times Square in US.
With the advent of faster communications and superior sound and sights system, it is difficult to discern the live from the technically sourced.

But what was real is online brings you to places and more information quickly. Nothing beats though the intimacy of face-to-face engagement.

Here is to an exciting and fresh start this 2013.

Fotos from BBC News