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Pretending

Re: You become what you pretend to be. My department pretends to be a .com shop within a fortune 50 for this exact reasoning…

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why bad news?

this post is about the culture difference between old school and new school that I experienced earlier this week… For the Q112 report out, I prepared a deck that summarized all our achievements in the first quarter. Needless to say, I am extremely proud of what my team, 1Web, has achieved in the first quarter […]

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How to ask powerful questions?

My executive coach, Patricia, told me couple months back that one of the skills that I need to master is how to ask powerful questions? My thinking at the time was why ask questions? Shouldn’t I be focus on providing answers instead? And In one of my recent conversation with my boss, Bruce, he also […]

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reset

Hitting the reset button tonight… Tomorrow is a brand new start, let’s try to change the world again! For tomorrow… Need to split the team to 2, one focus on the mass and one focus on the c&i. Get IT to start on the customerPortal (widget based fx) framework and focus on the data needed […]

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one thing at a time…

2012 budget reduction exercise, web change management process, web innovation fund allocations, 2012 strategies and initiatives, “power circle” plan review, MX rebranding/CMS consolidation planning, SocialSale status tracking… just to name a few things that I had to deal with today. List them out and deal with the tasks, one at a time!

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Too demanding?

A new IT leader was assigned to the One Web program, the leader and I go way back and we already know how each other operates. I am very excited about his new assignment because we really need someone in IT who is like him, full of energy with the can-do attitude! In speaking with […]

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art and science

Last week, my boss walked me thru some of the rebranding material he has been working. It sure was an eye opening experience for me! He clearly articulated the vision of who we, as a company, want to be and how we want to be perceived by our customers. During the conversation, I can sense […]

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Beauty premium…

re: It Pays to be Beautiful. Here’s Proof So I was right… It does existed… The beauty premium does existed! I knew it! Well… Without any beauty premium built-in and been looks-challenged, I guess I can always blame my parents now for not getting the next promotion or pay increase.

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Somewhat frustrated…

This is somewhat frustrating… One consulting firm came in, looked at what we have done, made obvious recommendations without understanding all the current constraints (existing schedule and project obligations) or what it takes to get it done… And all of sudden, they all look like hero and management loves them! I am frustrated because we […]

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My team…

What’s a better team? A team that can execute or a team that can come out with many ideas? I would love to have a team that’s capable of both but with limited resources and headcount, I prefer to standup a team that can execute first then add creativity power later. Ideas are commodity. Execution […]

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