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7 Philippine Presidents, Different Leadership Styles

7 Philippine Presidents, Different Leadership Styles

In leadership, professionals can learn much from famous CEO’s.  There is, however, also much to learn from leaders in government.  Let’s take a look at the leadership qualities of seven of the most recent presidents of our Republic.   Ferdinand E. Marcos (1965-1986) While historians have branded Ferdinand Marcos as a dictator, no one has […]

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

A leading international organization with an office in Manila approached Guthrie-Jensen in the recent past with the goal of improving the culture of their operations department.  The department had 200 employees, coming from diverse backgrounds:  long-time and new employees; Filipino employees and nationals from Asia, Europe, and North America; tenured professionals and contractual workers. The […]

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

Gone are the days when professionals produce results solely on the basis of their technical know-how. With today’s business landscape, we now live in a world where our ideas, products, and services will have to be pitched, and will need to compete with several industry counterparts. To produce results, one must command the attention and […]

Dealing with the 5 Levels of Conflict

Dealing with the 5 Levels of Conflict

One thing that leaders will always need to be ready for is how to handle conflict.  Given that departments and teams are made of different individuals who may have different opinions, perspectives, priorities and beliefs, it is not uncommon that conflict will arise at one time or another. If asked to define conflict, chances are […]

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

How can one organize thoughts and opinions to project credibility and more importantly, influence people? How can one get his point across in a more organized manner?  These are two of the most frequently asked questions professionals ask during training programs like Communication Assertiveness or People Handling Skills. Here is an an easy and practical […]

Giving More Effective Feedback

Giving More Effective Feedback

The need to give feedback to colleagues is an important part of a professional’s daily work.  It is given to praise a person’s performance.  It is also a corrective tool that allows managers and supervisors to discipline their people. Of course, feedback is not only a tool for downward communication.  Feedback is given upward, when, […]

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