My special thanks to People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) President Gerry Plana and Vice President Lin Mukhi for inviting me to speak about Strategy and Execution in their CEO – CHRO Collaboration Forum last March 8, 2019.         In the said forum, I proposed that the HR manager should take on the role of […]

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Lynn Baxter rose from the ranks as a medical representative in the UK through local, regional and global positions leading different products and markets in various countries such as China and Belgium. She is currently the President of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the Philippines. GSK is a research-based, patient-focused global pharmaceutical firm. She shares her insights on the sales innovation process […]

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Santiago was supposed to visit Mrs. Cindy, a nice businesswoman nearing 60 years old, in her office in Quezon City at 2pm. Mrs. Cindy cut short her birthday blow out with her high school friends in order to be present in her office by 2pm. Without any prior warning, Santiago was late for 20 minutes and gave no apology. Sweating […]

Since June 30, 2016, General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has been spearheading what President Duterte called a war against illegal drugs. Then, he was unexpectedly seen in Las Vegas watching Pacquiao – Vargas fight on November 6, 2016. Not that he got a free travel gift from Senator Manny Pacquiao to fly and watch the fight for free, which many […]

Willis Towers Watson is the leading human capital and benefits consultancy firm in the Philippines. Mr. James Matti, the Head of the Philippine Consulting Office, who is also President of Towers Watson Insurance Brokers Philippines, Inc., shares updates on motivating people and understanding rewards. Q1: How has the role of money in motivating employees changed over the years? Based on […]

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Q1: SEAOIL is the largest independent fuel company in the Philippines and is now one of the top 60 corporations in revenues. Can you share with us the major challenges you encountered as a new entrant in the retail business in 1997 and how you overcame them? A: When we started the retail business, we were aware that we will compete with industry giants […]

Stephanie Tan-Vargas or Tippi is marketing manager of Sta. Elena Properties Inc.. Besides being a mother of 4, she practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at least four times a week which requires a lot of grappling and ground fighting, thus an exchange of sweat happens between practitioners. Tippi has in fact competed and won a gold medal in her first […]

Q1: What is your volunteer organization involvement and what are the business benefits of joining them? A: I have been involved in volunteer organizations for nearly 25 years. Not counting school-based clubs, the first organization I joined was Junior Chamber International (JCI) in 1991. Back then, I was a fresh graduate eager to “conquer the world,” so to speak. I […]

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