A week ago, I launched the fifth issue of my monthly newsletter. In this issue, my focus is to discuss the five languages of appreciation in a workplace pioneered by Chapman and White and also a new media podcast project which I will be starting called Analyse Asia. You can subscribe to my mailing list. Of course, my official policy is not to spam but to share analyses and thoughts on business and technology in Asia as a whole.
As usual, a quick excerpt from the mail:
I have spent a considerable amount of time reading books on management. Whether you are running a startup or a business unit in a corporation, the most important resource you have is people. Through different phases of my life, I have put together a simple principle to how I want to manage people. My approach is to make sure that my team can grow, not just in competency and capability but in time, be able to do what I do. To a lot of us, it is hard because there are fears that some of them might supersede you. I think differently in that aspect and if you help to build other people’s career, even if they leave you and go to a better place, you create a virtuous cycle. The only issue that matters to me is the ethics. If someone pulls off something unethical, that will be the end of the road in that relationship.