'Essay of Leadership/Quotes from Practice'에 해당되는 글 18건

  1. 2017.10.29 A CVO Manages Energy, Attention, and Time to Maximize Productivity.
  2. 2016.09.26 Even a pig can fly if it stands at the center of a whirlwind ~ Lei Jun
  3. 2010.07.18 Ten Competencies for Entrepreneurial Success
  4. 2010.06.18 Talent = Aptitude + Attitude (재능=능력+태도)
  5. 2010.03.24 The Antonym of "Capitalism" is...? (자본주의의 반대말은?)
  6. 2010.03.02 Dr. Muhammad Yunus at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaig said...
  7. 2010.02.28 A New Role of 21C Education is... (21세기 교육의 새로운 역할은..)
  8. 2010.02.17 When you are in trouble, remember a word of wisdom... (힘들 땐 이말을 기억하세요)
  9. 2010.01.22 When heaven is going to give a great responsiblity to someone, (하늘이 장차 사람에게 큰 임무를 맡기려할 때..)
  10. 2010.01.17 Four killing behaviors for human relationship (인간 관계를 저해하는 네가지 방식)
  11. 2010.01.15 The best way to predict the future is... (미래를 예측하는 가장 좋은 방법은?)
  12. 2010.01.12 If you feel you're tied too much with your organization or work? (조직이나 일에 너무 매몰되었다면?)
  13. 2010.01.01 Start with easy and small deeds ! - 천하의 어려운 일은 반드시 쉬운 곳에서 시작하고 천하의 큰일은 반드시 세밀한 데서 비롯된다 (1)
  14. 2009.12.31 Choose yourself. "Painful Rebirth" or "Slow Death" - 불혹을 맞은 독수리의 자기 혁신
  15. 2009.09.30 Altitude is defined by ... (사회적 지위를 결정하는 것은...)

A CVO Manages Energy, Attention, and Time to Maximize Productivity: 

Problem-Solving (Productivity) is a function of Energy, Attention, and Time

This is a schematic diagram that how a laser cutter hack a chain locker.  

Like this case, a CVO (chief vitality officer) vitalize people to have enough energy, laser-focused attention, and sufficient time to solve a complicated problem. 


Tony Schwartz, author of "The Power of Full Engagement (2003)" and "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time (2007)," suggests that people must be able to recharge 'Energy' efficiency and manage 'Energy' well to perform. 

Specifically, Schwartz (2007) recommends that 'Creating Energy Waves'. People have different energy wave cycles in a day. And CVO needs to identify people's cycle of energy wave and assign tasks in accordance with the energy wave. 

For example, a CVO can give a '90min. focused work time' for people at the first energy wave in the workplace (9AM ~ 10:30AM). Then, the CVO hosts a meeting to make a tough decision in 10:45AM ~ 12:15PM. Time-consuming tasks can be done in the afternoon Energy wave cycles.  

The CVO should utilize the best energy wave to people works efficiently. 


Herbert Simon, a Nobel laureate, suggested that "When information is plentiful, attention becomes the most scarce resource." around 40 years ago. Thus, the attention management is one of the most critical things to achieve a high productivity (Birkinshaw, 2015). 

Recently, Daniel Goleman, the author of "Emotional Intelligence," defines the 'Focus' as "a form of attentiveness characterized by "utter receptivity to whatever floats into the mind.". The 'Focus' state is 'open awareness', not selectively attentive in a task. The 'Focus' state is compatible with the concept of "The Flow" that was introduced by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990). The 'Flow' is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. 

Probably, a CVO cannot encourage people having the full attention on work because there is a complicated dynamics of personal factors. But, a CVO can manage work distractions. Grenny (2015) suggests "Five ways to minimize office distractions".  One of Grenny's suggestions is 'Providing structure solitude', and this is related with utilizing the 'First Wave' in a day. People need an isolated space and time from distractions to build 'attention, focus, the Flow' state. A CVO may provide people the isolated space and time at the first wave to guide people into the fully attentive mental state.    

The CVO should manage distractions to people focus on works.


The key to managing time is 'Prioritizing tasks'. Inspired by Benjamin Franklyn, Steven Covey (1989) suggests a rule of prioritizing tasks. Priority should be given in the following order: 

1) Important and Not-Urgent

2) Important and Urgent

3) Not important and Urgent

4) Not important and Not Urgent

Deviated from our general belief, Covey suggests that Important and Not-Urgent tasks, aligned with 'Long-term mission, vision, values, and goals, must take a special attention. And Covey recommends 'Recharge Energy (Sharpen the Saw),  Focus on 'inner voice', and Invest time in the top priorities.' Thus, a CVO needs to identify 'meaningful works' of people to ignite their motivation to perform with investing their invaluable Time. 

The CVO should help people investing their time in a meaningful work.

In short, the CVO should manage Energy, Attention, and Time to maximize productivity in the problem-solving. 


1. Thomas Oppong (2017, June 18), How to Better Manage Your Energy, Time, And Attention to Achieve Peak Performance, Thrive Global,  https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-to-better-manage-your-energy-time-and-attention-for-peak-performance-22b20b96ebc7

2. Tony Schwartz (2007, October), Manage your energy, not your time (by Tony Schwartz), Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time

3. Nicholas Carr (2013, November), Attention Must Be Paid ('Focus', by Daniel Goleman), New York Times,  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/books/review/focus-by-daniel-goleman.html

4. Wikipedia (2017), Flow (Psychology), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

5. Julian Birkinshaw (2015), Manage your team's attention, Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2015/01/manage-your-teams-attention

 6. Joseph Grenny (2015), Five ways to minimize office distractions, Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2015/12/5-ways-to-minimize-office-distractions

7. Steven Covey (1989), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Free Press, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People

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"Even a pig can fly if it stands at the center of a whirlwind,"

- Lei Jun, Xiaomo CEO (May 2015)


"What's the company's secret to success? 

According to its 45-year-old CEO, Lei Jun, who was interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, 

it's simply about "seizing the right opportunity."



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Empirical evidence suggests that the competencies for entrepreneurial success are many and varied: however, overall, there are probably 10 that appear most regularly:

source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_ten_competencies_of_an_entrepreneur


1. Integrity - the entrepreneur has a clear sense of values and beliefs that underpin the creative and business decisions that they make; and that influence the actions they take, particularly when in difficult or challenging circumstances 

2. Conceptual Thinking - the entrepreneur is prepared to use fresh approaches; comes up with crazy ideas that may just work, leading to radical change or significant improvements; and takes time to listen to new ideas without pre-judgement 

3. Risk taking - the entrepreneur understands that risk taking means trying something new, and possibly better, in the sense of stretching beyond what has been done in the past; and that the constant challenge is to learn how to assess choices responsibly, weighing the possible outcomes against his/her values and responsibilities 

4. Networking - the entrepreneur understands that networking is a key business activity which can provide access to information, expertise, collaboration and sales; and that careful planning and preparation helps achieve desired results 

5. Strategic Thinking - the entrepreneur understands and values the planning process, thinking and planning over a significant timescale; recognises external trends and opportunities; and is able to think through any complex implications for the business 

6. Commercial Aptitude - the entrepreneur keeps up to date with developments in the sector; seeks out best practice; and identifies and seizes opportunities that are not obvious to others 

7. Decisiveness - the entrepreneur resolves issues as they arise; does not get bogged down in analysis during decision making; and responds flexibly to deal with changing priorities 

8. Optimism - the entrepreneur persists in pursuing goals despite obstacles and setbacks; operates from hope of success rather than from fear of failure; and sees setbacks as due to manageable circumstance rather than a personal flaw 

9. Customer Sensitivity - the entrepreneur builds trust and long term relationships with customers; generates an expectation of high level of customer service; and regularly exceeds customer expectation 

10. People Focus - the entrepreneur creates common purpose with colleagues through shared vision and values; walks the talk; sees and values the best in others; builds the total capability of the immediate and wider team; and always considers the principles of inclusiveness in planning and dealing with others

Note: There are comments associated with this question. See the discussion page to add to the conversation

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Talent is a combination of aptitude and attitude. 

(재능이란 능력과 태도의 조합이다.) 

- Jeonghwan Philip Choi, 2010 - 


A talent can be realized only if he/she has both enough competency (frequently accounted for knowledge, skill, ability, and others) for a task and socially acceptable attitude. 

Discrepancy of one from other deter talents realization in a society. 

from wikipedia: 

Talent is generally considered to be an innate, personal gift possessed by relatively few people.[citation needed] In essence, someone with talent has an aptitude to do certain things.

Talent (in the sense of natural ability or giftedness) is not the same asskill, which is a learned process, and one which is enhanced or inhibited by an underlying talent.

Talent management refers to the process of developing and integrating new workers, developing and retaining current workers, and attracting highly skilled workers to work for a company. Talent management[1] in this context does not refer to the management ofentertainers. The term was coined by David Watkins of Softscape[2] published in an article in 1998[3]. The process of attracting and retaining profitable employees, as it is increasingly more competitive between firms and of strategic importance, has come to be known as "the war for talent."

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The Antonym of "Capitalism" is "Democracy" not "Socialism"

(자본주의의 반대말은 "사회주의"가 아니라 "민주주의" 입니다.) 

Michael Moore, 2010. 

source: http://www.michaelmoore.com/


Roosevelt's January 11, 1944 State of the Union speech is available at the FDR Library website.

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

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1. I don't know anything, thus I can do anything. 

2. I learned from conventional bank system, and I did it exactly opposite. 

3. Does micro credit is good for only entrepreneurial poor? No. there is no difference among people!

4. Who create poverty? It's not made by individuals, but system and history. 

5. Human is not just money making machine, human is multi-dimensional creature. We also can think and care others.  

6. Social enterprises are 'redesigning', 're-conceptualizing', and 're-visioning' of issues. 

7. Let's establish a "Poverty Museum" which will reflect our current poverty. Let's dream a dream that our children will come to the museum to reflect our current efforts to vanish poverty from the world.
From Dr. Yunus's lecture on Mar. 01 2010 at UIUC. 
Photo source: wikipedia.org

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A New Role of 21C Education is "Educating Job Creators, not Job Seekers"

21세기 교육의 새로운 역할은 "구직자를 교육하는 것이 아니라, 새로운 직업을 만들어 내는 사람들을 교육하는 것이다." 

By Jeonghwan Choi, 

Founder of Integral Leadership Center, 
Entrepreneurship Education Researcher, 
Ph.D. student at UIUC. 
(Mar. 01, 2009) 

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"Let it Be"

by Beatles. 

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When heaven is going to give a great responsibility to someone, it first makes his/her mind endure suffering. 

an ancient Chinese Philosopher

:: Kao Tzu (B) - Chapter 15

Mencius said, "Shun rose up from the grain fields; Fu Yüeh was found as a construction laborer, Chieh Ko was pulled up from his fish and salt; Sun Shu Ao from the sea, and Pai Li Hsi from the marketplace.
"Thus, when Heaven is going to give a great responsibility to someone, it first makes his mind endure suffering. It makes his sinews and bones experience toil, and his body to suffer hunger. It inflicts him with poverty and knocks down everything he tries to build.
"In this way Heaven stimulates his mind, stabilizes his temper and develops his weak points. People will always err, but it is only after making mistakes that they can correct themselves. Only when you have been mentally constricted can you become creative. It will show in your face and be heard in your voice, such that you will affect others.
"In your own state, if you don't have legal specialists and impartial advisors, and outside your state, you don't have enemy states to harass you, your own state will certainly fall to ruin.
"From this we can know that life is stimulated from adversity and anxiety, and death results from relaxation and pleasure."

「고자」 하 15 :

孟子曰 舜發於畎畝之中 傅說 擧於版築之間 膠격 擧於魚鹽之中 管夷吾 擧於士 孫叔敖 擧於海 百里奚 擧於市

故天將降大任於是人也 必先苦其心志 勞其筋骨 餓其體膚 空乏其身 行拂亂其所爲 所以動心忍性 曾益其所不能

人恒過 然後能改 困於心 衡於慮 然後作. 徵於色 發於聲 而後喩


<번역> 맹자가 말했다.

순 임금은 밭 가운데서 나왔고, 부열은 공사판의 사이에서 등용되었고, 교격은 물고기-소금 장수 가운데서 등용되었고, 관중은 선비에서 등용되었고, 손숙오는 바닷가에서 등용되었고, 백리해는 저자거리에서 등용되었다.

그러므로 하늘이 장차 사람에게 큰 임무를 맡기려 할 때에는 반드시 먼저 그 마음과 뜻을 괴롭게 하고, 그 뼈와 살을 수고롭게 만들고, 그 몸과 피부를 굶주리게 하며, 그 몸을 궁핍하게 만든다. 행위함에 그 하는 바를 어그러뜨리고 혼란시키는 것은, “마음을 흔들고 본성을 가혹하게 해서(動心忍性)”, 그가 잘 하지 못 하는 것을 (잘 하게) 늘려 보태 주려는 것이다.사람은 늘 잘못한 뒤에 고칠 수 있다. 마음에서 곤란하고 생각에서 부디친 뒤에 행위한다. 낯빛에서 희미하게 나타나고, 소리에서 드러난 뒤에라야 깨우친다.


1. http://hantoma.hani.co.kr/board/view.html?board_id=ht_politics:001001&uid=278088

2. http://www.dubest.net/men/6B15.html (원문에 대한 권리는 Dubest에 있습니다.) 

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1. Browbeating (윽박 지르기)

2. Treating too well (너무 잘 해주기)

3. Treating too cold (무관심하기) 

4. Being Poor (가련하게 굴기)

1. Jame Redfield (1993), The Celestine Prophecy. "The Fourth Insight: The struggle for power." 

  • The Fourth Insight... The Struggle For Power

To gain energy, we tend to manipulate or force others to give us attention and thus energy. When we successfully dominate others in this way, we feel more powerful, but they are left weakened and often fight back. Competition for scarce human energy is the cause of all conflict between people.

  • The Sixth Insight... Clearing the Past

The more we stay connected, the more we are acutely aware of those times when we lose connection, usually when we are under stress. In these times, we can see our own particular way of stealing energy from others. Once our manipulations are brought to personal awareness, our connection becomes more constant and we can discover our own evolutionary path in life, and our spiritual mission, which is the personal way we can contribute to the World.

Here the four main "control dramas"—the Interrogator, the Intimidator, the Aloof and the Poor Me—are discussed. Each person unconsciously prefers one of these four to suck energy out of others (as described in the Fourth Insight). A way of getting these under control is disclosed.

2. 임경택, 숨쉬는 이야기. 
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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
미래를 예측하는 가장 좋은 방법은, 미래를 만드는 것이다. 

by Alan Kay
  • Early meeting in 1971 of PARC, Palo Alto Research Center, folks and the Xerox planners

It is easier to invent the future than to predict it,

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If you feel you're tied too much with your organization or work..., 

Don't believe, Don't fear, Don't ask.  
(Не верь, не бойся, не проси)

"믿지 마라, 겁내지 마라, 구걸하지 마라" (Не верь, не бойся, не проси)

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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In the universe the difficult things are done as if they are easy.
In the universe great acts are made up of small deeds.
The sage does not attempt anything very big,
And thus achieves greatness.

source: Tao Te Ching, Chapter 63.

천하의 어려운 일은 반드시 쉬운 곳에서 시작하고 천하의 큰일은 반드시 세밀한 데서 비롯된다
(天下難事 必作於易 天下大事 必作於細

노자(老子) 63장(章)

爲無爲事無事 味無味 大小多少 報怨以德 圖難於其易 爲大於其細.
天下難事必作於易 天下大事必作於細 是以聖人 終不爲大 故能成其大.
夫輕諾 必寡信 多易必有難 是以聖人猶難之 故終無難

하는 것 없이 하고, 일 없음으로 일을 삼고, 맛없음을 맛으로 삼고, 작은 것을 크게 여기고, 적은 것을 많게 여기며. 원한(怨恨)을 덕(德)으로써 갚는다.
어려운 일은 그 쉬운 데서 꾀하고, 큰일은 그 작은 데서 해야 하나니, 세상의 어려운 일은 반드시 쉬운 데서 비롯되고, 세상의 큰일은 반드시 작은 데서 시작되기 때문이다.

이런 까닭에 지혜로운 사람은 결코 큰일을 벌이지(만들지) 않으니 그래서(어려움이 없이) 큰일을 이루게 되는 것이다.
대저 쉽게 하는 승낙은 믿기 어렵고, 너무 쉽게 보면 반드시 많은 어려움에 처하게 된다. 이런 까닭에 지혜로운 사람은 (쉬운 일이라도)오히려 어렵게 여기는지라, 그래서 끝내 어려움을 겪지 않는다.

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    아하...그런 더 깊은 뜻이 있군요. 부엌데기 마리님 감사합니다.


Choose yourself. "Painful Rebirth" or "Slow Death"

When you or your organization do not grow any more, you have to choose "PAINFUL REBIRTH" or "SLOW DEATH"

당신이나 당신 조직이 더 이상 성장하지 못할때, 그때 힘든 결정을 내려야 합니다. "힘들게 다시 태어나거나, 아니면 천천히 죽어가거나"

This is the story of an eagle.

The Eagle has the longest life-span of it's species
It can live up to 70 years.

But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.

In it's 40th year its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food.

Its long and sharp beak becomes bent.

It's old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to it's chest & make it difficult to fly

Then, the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE which lasts 150 days

The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on it's nest

There the eagle knocks it's beak against a rock until it plucks it out
Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out it's talons.

When it's new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking it's old-aged feathers
And after 5 months, The eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.

Why is change needed?
Many times, in order to survive we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.

source: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/rebirth-of-the-eagle-hoax.shtml

독수리는 70년까지 살 수 있답니다. 그러나 70년을 살려면 40살 정도 이르렀을 때엔 신중하고도 어려운 결정을 해야만 한다고 합니다. 왜냐하면 이즈음이 되면 발톱이 안으로 굽어진 채 굳어져 먹이를 잡기조차 어려워지고, 길고 휘어진 부리는 독수리의 가슴 쪽으로 구부러졌으며, 날개는 약해지고 무거워지고 깃털들은 두꺼워져서 날아다니기조차 어렵게 되기 때문이라 합니다. 이제 독수리는 그대로 몇 년 더 살다 죽든지, 아니면, 고통스러운 혁신의 과정을 통하여 완전히 새롭게 거듭나든지, 그 둘 중의 하나를 선택해야합니다.


그대로 죽지 않고 환골탈태 하려면 그 독수리는 무려 5개월 동안 산꼭대기 절벽 끝에 둥지를 틀고 전혀 날지 않고 둥지 안에 머물러 있어야만 합니다. 이 기간 동안 독수리는 자신의 부리가 없어질 때까지 바위에 대고 사정없이 내리치고, 새로운 부리가 나올 때까지 오랜 시간을 기다려 부리가 새로 자라게 되면, 이번에는 그 부리를 가지고 발톱을 하나하나 뽑아낸다고 합니다. 


발톱이 새로 나서 다 자라나면 이번에는 낡은 깃털을 다 뽑아낸다고 합니다. 그렇게 하면서 5개월이 지나면 그 독수리는 새로운 부리, 새로운 발톱, 새로운 깃털을 갖고 새로이 비행하며, 이후 생명을 30년 연장할 수 있게 된다는 이야기입니다.

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Attitude defines Altitude.

사회적 지위를 결정하는 것은 "태도" 다.

Dr. Horst Saalbach (Founder of FESTO),
at 2008 Leadership Class, HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

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