No one will ever mistake Bangkok for Bakersfield or Tokyo for Toledo. It’s a very different business culture in this part of the world.  If you’re a CEO or General Manager in Asia here or headed this way, maybe it’s time to hire an executive coach. Why?  An executive coach can help you be more successful in your work.  The coach can be a sounding board, he or she can give you a different perspective, can share prior experiences, can…

One of my professors in graduate school told me that  college gives you  all the answers. “The best reason to go to graduate school”, she told me,  “is to learn the right questions”. She was joking. Kind of. But she was really right. Anyone can act like they have all the answers, but it’s really more important to know the right questions to ask. I always told my university students that  questions are more important the answers. The most important question…

Sooner or later, you will be asked to be a member of a panel at a meeting or conference. You’ll sit up front in front of an audience of some size.  You’ll be asked to give your opinions to questions that the audience members or a moderator asks. I get this chance every now and then. I’ve learned some things along the way that may help you. Here’s how to be a great panelist. 1.  Think of the questions you…

What’s So Great About LinkedIn? That’s what a friend, a highly paid corporate lawyer, asked me. He thinks he doesn’t need it. But I do. I’m an entrepreneur. Here’s 4 ways you can use LinkedIn. 1.  Find people you want to do business with.  Collaborators, partners and clients 2. Learn about the competition. You can see what they are up to. If you’re looking for work, you can see what they do, and get clear on how what you do…

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and especially those who made a comment on yesterday’s post  here and on FaceBook.  Almost 200 people read the blog. [ I wish I had pizza to share with all of you.] It’s the first time I have given a test on this blog and the first time I have given any kind of quiz or test since I left teaching six months ago. Today, I’m calling it the MBA Admissions…