Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Thinking: 想法的想法 2

Hi,

我在9月28日出版的卓越生命電郵週刊 (免費訂閱: excelcentre-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) 刊登了首五個我的想法的想法,以下是我的另外五個想法的想法:

6. 想法並不會令你失望,沒有執行想法才使你失望。

7. 沒有考慮因果的想法,就是不合邏輯的想法

8. 大膽的想法,可以細膽的行動;沒有想過的行動,才是令你膽戰心驚的大膽行動。

9. 正面或負面的想法並不重要,重要的是全面的想法

10. 你不能知道他人的想法,除非你問他,及觀察他的行動。

上述只是我對想法的個人想法,我真的希望啟發你更多想法,我希望你能在"Comment"中發表你的想法。

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Why Do We Make Bad Judgement?

Hi,

Why do we make bad judgment? Firstly, we love to judge. We love to judge everything, everyone!

Secondly, we love to judge so much that we make our judgments too soon! We jump to our judgments.

Actually, we really jump "steps" to judgment.

To make a rational (still not always true) judgment, we need to go through steps. Here is my 4-Steps Model on Rational Judgment.

1. Information. Gather as much data and fact as possible.
2. Understanding. Interpret your information. Compare amongst them and with other related information and knowledge.
3. Analysis. Break down your understanding into component parts. Discover their relationship.
4. Judgment. Create argument and verify them with evidences.

The problem is that we seldom to do it all but we love to judge.

What will you do when you want to judge something or someone in the future?

Keith

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Coaching: One Question is Better Than Many Questions!

Hi,

Today, I was conducting a new Coach Training Program, the Lead-Coach to a company.

One participant brought out a great point that I want to mention here.

In coaching your people, you really do not need to ask too many questions. You just confuse them. It will be even worse if you do not have much time. All the questions will just be asked at the surface level. Nothing deep can be revealed. You can't help others to discover more to solve their problems.

Instead, focus on one single question and dig deeper. The whole thing can just be done at several minutes. This can prevent from draining your staff too much or making them bored, and they can still get something out of the dialogue.

Identify the single most important question and dig deeeeeep.

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel

My Point of View: 新奧爾良風災的啟示

Hi,

一場颶風,竟能完全摧毀一個現代城市,你能說不恐怖嗎?你有怎能不覺得原來我們是那麼脆弱!

我剛從一本雜誌中看到一個有關的評論,作者認為,如果新奧爾良只是屬於好像從事農耕的舊經濟,她將會能回復得十分迅速,損失也不會太嚴重。

又如果她屬於好像華爾街一般的新經濟,反正最重要的資產是知識與數據,這些都是颶風不能摧毀的東西,損失也不會太大,經濟也能迅速回復;但是新奧爾良卻是屬於舊經濟與新經濟之間,破壞程度是最大的,恢復時間也是最長的。

我忽然想起,香港也像新奧爾良一樣,屬於新舊經濟之間,萬一香港受到任何嚴重的天災人禍,後果實在無法想像!

我更忽然想起,自己的情況又如何呢?如果萬一意外發生,對我的破壞程度有多大呢?而我恢復的時間又有多長呢?而我的經濟又是屬於新的、舊的、還是新舊之間的呢?

令新奧爾良的情況雪上加霜的是,她那數以萬計的工廠,埋藏著大量有毒化學污染物,一場颶風暴雨,把它們全都沖了出來!我們又埋藏了多少危機呢?遇到重大事故時,它們又會否全都湧現出來呢?

這些東西,也許我或者你也須仔細思量一下吧!

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Power of Destruction

Hi,

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan won a landslide victory in Sunday's Lower House election!

The LDP clinched 296 seats in the election, giving the ruling party its first majority in the Diet chamber in 15 years.

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said on his day of victory: We destroyed the old LDP, and the LDP became like a new party!

He really destroyed the old party and showed the world the Power of Destruction. He destroyed those "old" members in LDP by replacing them with "newer", "younger" members. He then won the election.

We might not like Koizumi, but we can learn from him.

In the BiZuccess System Seminars that I delivered last month, I urged our audiences to destroy what are not perfect or even destroy those which are just not good enough! We can easily fall in love with what we created or owned. We just can't see that they might be already hindering our progress or success.

I understand that it hurts when you destroy something. But it can be one of your best ways to move ahead in your plan, your career and your life.

One of my best-sellers is the Coaching Excellence Program. I have done it 7 times since its launch in 2001. I keep on destroying those less-than-perfect contents. Many are good, but not great! Right now, I am doing my 8th time for the program. I conducted a major destruction. More than 80% are different from those in 2001! If I want it to be continuously successful, destruction is a must.

Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) is dead. Continuous Destruction Lives!

Just before I wrote this blog, I destroyed another program of mine - the COACH Incubation System. She is 4 years' old and now is the time for her rebirth.

Destroy what is not great enough. Do it again or simply replace it with something better!

Keith To

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

My Birthday US$5 Crazy Sale

Hi,

Today is my birthday! I know that you might not care about this.

But I want to do something special at my own birthday!

I collected several very informative ebooks which I have resale right.
I will sell these all to you at just US$5! (Less than HK$40)

Here are what you are going to get for your 5 dollars:

1. 1,000 Atkins Diet Recipes. Dr. Atkins is famous for his Low-Carb Diet for weight loss. A recent documentary reviews that it is quite safe to be on Atkins Diet for weight loss for a short period of time (i.e. half year). Many studies show that the effect is much better than similar diets. (You make your own decision to follow the diet or not. Consult your doctor is the best choice before doing so)

2. Atkins Carbohydrates Counter. A great reference. You can calcualate the amount of carbohydrate intake.

3. Atkins Diet Revolution. More detailed information about Dr. Atkins Diet for weight loss.

4. 300 Vegetable Recipes. I like veggies. It can be helpful to your health. Here are over 300 recipes for you to add varieties.

5. Vinegar for Cleaning. You can use vinegar to clean a lot of stain. It is safer than many chemical cleansers.

6. Vinegar for Your Health. Vinegar is an age-old remedy for many situations. Very informative.

7. Secrets of MS Word. MS Word is a very popular software. Nearly everyoneis using it. There are some hidden functions that can make you even more productive. The tiny ebook tells you some!

All just for US$5!

7 ebooks with over 430 pages of valuable information, just for $5!

You are NOT going to pay me
. If you want your ebooks, go to https://give.redcross.org/?hurricanemasthead (American Red Cross) and donate at least US$5 to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the US. Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands are suffering right now. Don't think that all the people in the US are wealthy. There are lots of poor unfortunate people there, waiting for us to help.

Upon your donation, you will get a email confirmation. Forward that email to me at keithto@keithto.com and I will email you the link to download all these great ebooks!

Do it NOW!

This crazy sale only last for 48 hours. It will end at 6am Sept 8th.


Keith To

Friday, September 02, 2005

Business Development: Urgent Meeting?

Hi,

A research shows that around 70% of the time of an executive is in meetings. Most of them are useless. The remaining 30% of time is for working.

Don't you think that is ridiculous? We use most of our valuable time in unproductive events!

Just ask yourself: what kind of meetings wasting you most time?

My answer is those so-called "Urgent" Meetings.

There is a paradox there. If you can see through this paradox, you save yourself lots of time.

If something is "urgent", then it should not be the right time to meet. Have you seen any fireman has a meeting before rushing to save lives?

If it is really urgent, someone should make the decision and start to do something. Only people without the sense of accountability calls for "Urgent" meetings. They just want to share their burden and blame.

Call no "Urgent" Meeting!

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel

Updated: Aug 16 2008

Career Advancement: Experience? Qualification? Knowledge? Skills?

Hi,

One participant of the BiZuccess System Seminar talked to me this monday.

During the seminar that day, I warned everyone that it is not how much experience, qualification, knowledge or skills you have that makes you advancing in your career. The more you have all these, you just become more expensive to your boss. These are burdens, not assets to you!

The only thing really matters is how many good ideas you can give and how well you can execute them.

That gentleman asked me a question: When I give a good idea to my boss, he will just take it. I can have no credit for it?!

My answer is: If you have just ONE idea, it can be the case. We must be continuously having ideas after ideas to make us valuable to your boss and to your company. Who dares to loss such a great fountain of ideas?

Your years of experience, qualification, knowledge and skills can't help you. Make use of your experience, qualification, knowledge and skills to generate more ideas!

Keith To
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