Francis Kong

  1. The Two Kinds of Stars

    It has been said that there are 3 kinds of stars in the workplace: THE RISING STARS THE MIDDLE STARS THE FALLING STARS The rising stars are usually those that are seen. They the talents HR would refer to as “Hi-PO” or High Potential; business owners or company executives see so much potential in them and are willing to consider them for job promotions. The middle stars are usually those that are not seen. They do not call attention to themselves because they deli...
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  2. What's Up Behind Whatzzup?

    Five cannibals get appointed as programmers in an IT company. During the welcoming ceremony the boss says, "You're all part of our team now. You can earn good money here, and you can go to the company canteen for something to eat. So don't trouble other employees". The cannibals promise not to trouble the other employees. Four weeks later the boss returns and says, "You're all working very hard, and I'm very satisfied with all of you. However, one of our cleaners has disappeared. Do a...
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  3. Discipline or Motivation

    I love inspirational movies. I even recommend some titles to my participants in my Level Up Leadership. And even suggest that as a follow through, team leads could hold popcorn afternoons or evenings; watch a movie and then process the lessons together and tie them down to the lessons they learned during the 2-day workshop seminar. "In Hollywood, the home team wins the game thanks to the coach's inspirational speech, the players get so motivated. And in the battlefield, the general gives a hear...
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