Srbin koji ima dušu kineza…

Posted: December 25, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Loyalty at work

Posted: November 7, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

In working environment have you ever wondered about:

  • Does a mutual feeling of trust within the organization increase productivity and commitment to set goals?
  • Why can’t you handle an employee that frequently appears to undermine your authority or sabotage your projects?
  • What is wrong when you entrust to employee and still, because of him, in team there is no teamwork attitude?

Most of the times the answer to the above questions is about loyalty: the quality of “faithfulness” to you as a leader or your principles, your country, organization, work, your vision, your superiors and subordinates.

Loyalty is a two-way street. Majority understands it as being loyal to those above forgetting those below. But, a leader depends on team. All of them should be committed, productive and reliable so that the entire department, company or country could be successful.

In strictly traditionally hierarchical organizations (companies or even countries)…

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Atypical views on Leadership – 1

Posted: October 13, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

An outstanding Leadership for cross cultural team(s)

Have you met a person that was thinking in a completely different way to yours? What kind of impression does it leave on you? Do you dismiss it immediately, or you find it worthy, erroneous  …?
the cultural background noise
For me it is exciting, definitely because my life path is somehow atypical, too. In our core we people are similar no matter where we come from. Not long ago I had a TEDx talk about the human behavior that surpasses “the cultural background noise” – “the noise” that accompanies us throughout our life and normally influences our values, ethics and morals, mentally and subconsciously. Unfortunately, this kind of reasoning I find that is still missing in common stances and leadership practices. Let me try to show some examples which are going to be based on atypical views.
From the management’s perspective, managers perform tasks, manage people…

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Atypical views on Leadership – 2

Posted: October 7, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

An outstanding Leadership for cross cultural team(s)

(Continues from Atypical views on Leadership – 1)

corporate cultureAs the organization grows larger and more complex, management at the top begin to lead and decide less by firsthand experience, but more and more on heavily processed data. From their position they rarely see the business flowing in the same way as do the people down in production or on the sales floor. Four decades ago, IBM tried to unify corporate culture in its subsidiaries all over the world. Geert Hofstede carried out a world-wide survey on employee values. The result was very informative and demonstrative. There were other researchers of the same topic too. A common conclusion of all those studies is that “we are definitely different”.

Back to Adam Smith. He characterized economy as three orders in society: those who live by the rent, by their labor, and by the…

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The future of leadership

Posted: September 22, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

future of leadershipI came across an article discussing “What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years” by Rick Smith. He discusses six major shifts he believes will mark how the most effective leaders will behave in twenty years. Reading the list I was kind of disappointed that future of leadership is pretty much the same as today with minor, technical, changes. Not that I’m good in predicting a future (who is?) but I would like to challenge you with my thoughts and brief explanation on what I think about our future leadership issues.

It is not a technology that will be the driver any more. The technological doctrine present today will be upgraded with social subjects /dimensions/ that are today missing especially within a business context. Due to technology evolution in semantic web  in future the focus would be shifted from today’s “right questions” to more complicated topics. It will…

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Tai chi in the leadership world – 2

Posted: September 12, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

In the previous post (Tai chi in the leadership world – 1) I’ve written about basics and fundamentals of the wide and profound wisdom of Tai Chi. By the end I have indicated some ways to use it in leadership. In this post I would like to expose some essentials of Tai Chi that may be an advantage also in leadership.

Body energy redirectingTo empirically learn so-called internal martial art aspects of Tai Chi one begins with Tui shou or pushing hands (see post: Pushing hands and Virtue). Pushing hands is a distinctive Tai Chi practice very similar to Chi shou (sticking hands) used in Wing Chun (see post: Wing Chun basics and Wing Chun and leadership). The latter is more combative while pushing hands is less aggressive and more oriented to using opponent’s energy. With pushing hands the endurance needed in a contest is developed. The method…

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Tai chi in the leadership world -1

Posted: September 12, 2014 by Jaro in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

In my post Tai Chi Quan Leadership I have given you some historical information and points to be used in leadership process from Tai Chi. In this and the next post I’d like to share with you some of my experiences and knowledge that I have gained by practicing Tai Chi. I will conclude with another set of views on how to transfer them to leadership.


Yoga is known as a still meditation technique as opposed to Tai Chi, which is a moving one. As opposite to India where food and temperatures could allow yoga Tai Chi in China evolved differently but with the deep, profound and meaningful theory.

Tai-chi-exercise-parkMany of you think of Tai Chi as an exercise normally practiced by older people. You have probably seen it as such practiced in Chinese parks. It looks so benevolent and an easy practice and is probably a reason why it…

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静と動/stillness and motion

Posted: August 2, 2014 by howdowefeedtheworldsstarving in Uncategorized

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ギャラリー(3枚の写真です)/a gallery of 3 photos20140709-still-motion-120140709-still-motion-220140709-still-motion-3*By clicking on the image(s) you can see the larger version(s).

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I have opened my own store on Zazzle! If interested, more details/store links can be found by clicking on the URL below:

この度「Z a z z l eストア」に店を開きました。詳細は下記リンクよりご確認いただけます。よろしければ、是非ご覧ください。


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7 Brilliant Qualities You May Not Know You Have

Posted: August 2, 2014 by howdowefeedtheworldsstarving in Uncategorized


This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at

By Larry Kim

What does it take to be a great leader?

Once upon a time, birth order and socioeconomic status were considered powerful determinants in who would successfully climb the ladder.

Lately, though, the focus has shifted to personal qualities.

Guiding vision, passion, and integrity are well known leadership traits. But there are lesser known leadership traits, as well–in fact, some historically have been perceived as weaknesses.

These hidden traits can be developed and nurtured to help further your career and your role as a leader, at work, in your community, or in life in general.

See if you just might have some or all of these personal qualities that lend well to leadership:

1. Empathy

Empathy is the…

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My Schedule for Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in SLC

Posted: July 25, 2014 by howdowefeedtheworldsstarving in Uncategorized