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Should Jeff Bezos’ American Dream Be His Competitors’ American Hell?

President Day is coming.  I cannot help asking, “Is the American Dream for everyone, or should Jeff Bezos’ American Dream be his competitors’ American Hell? 

Many people go to Amazon because of lower prices and great customer services. But they do not know that Amazon can do so somehow because they steal, rob, threaten and silence their competitors to avoid paying for research and development (R&D).  We would never believe the online robbery until Amazon attempted to victimize us and make us invisible online. Jeff Bezos might never expect that our technology can be so durable.

If Amazon can skip R&D, how can those who devote their life to the R&D stay open and offer jobs?  Where will customers get new products without R&D?  How can local economy stay ahead?  Should Jeff Bezos’ American Dream be his competitors’ American Hell?  

We have closed our account on Amazon as we cannot enjoy the lower price & greater convenience at the expense of other businesses nor tolerate violation & threats.  If you are willing to pay a bit more for organic food, I urge you to pay a bit more for Organic Products to protect the equality and long-term prosperity of society.  I am sure you will be thrilled to know how we discover the facts and reach to the conclusion.

THE ONLINE ROBBERY OF THE CENTURY

Like most people, we admired Amazon.  We might never believe the dark side of Amazon until they try to steal and rob our solutions to get into healthcare and then threaten and silence us.

The rising healthcare cost has been bankrupting individuals, families, and businesses.  One primary cause healthcare cannot handle non-health causes and becomes endless symptom relieves.  The right approach is to evaluate both health and non-health parts and target issues with the right tools, which can turn many years of treatments into months, weeks, or even days.  The approach is called the 6Q Approach.

Through the 6Q Approach, individuals can be their best and stay healthy, and businesses can optimize their productivity while beating rising healthcare costs. Our successes started at the clinics.  The 6Q are IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and health Q.  Middlemen, high prices and other system issues are also important but secondary.  

We have contacted Amazon and Microsoft for potential partnership.  Not hearing from them, we stopped sending both newsletters.   However, we noticed that both could click on every link in our newsletters.  Initially, we asked them to contact us directly but had no response.

In September 2018, we noticed that Amazon was following every web page update of ours through Crazy Egg.  We quickly deleted the software, wrote to Jeff Bezos.  Not hearing from them, we linked my letter to Jeff Bezos to our newsletter to make sure he or his team could read it. 

Re: Can Amazon Stop Day I from Turning into Day 2?

Jeff:

Do you want someone follows each of your web page updates and clicks on every link in your newsletters from which they are excluded?  Do you want me to tell your different behavior to our network?  Will your customers worry that the same invasion can happen to them someday?  Do you want to make some friends with Dept of Justice like Microsoft?

Like you, I care very much about day 1, and I am frugal with custom obsession.  Unlike you, I do not have a father who could give me $300,000 but started from the ground. Thus, I know how hard it can be to build your market.  Also, even McKinsey cannot copy ours.

To be wise and fair is critical to staying on Day 1. Do you agree?

Bin Yang

The letter received Amazon team’s great attention but did not work.

In November 2018, we asked our server to strengthen their mail delivery security.   Then a company sent out error pages from different domains to break the referring pages to our website.   The error pages disappeared the next day.  Google ranks a page based on its referring pages, so the fewer referring pages a web page has, the less visible the page is on Google.  We wrote to the company and asked them to stop, but the company disregarded us.

I deleted the twitter to Jeff Bezos first to explore the man behind the error pages.  No more error pages coming back.  On Nov 14, 2018, I re-twittered Jeff Bezos the same message, and error pages came back quickly.  By then, we knew Amazon wanted to not only steal and rob us but also threaten and silence us.

On 11/6/2018, we noticed that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella twittered how Microsoft helped Europe address the cybersecurity, and Jeff Bezos twittered how he started early on the computer.  I twittered Satya Nadella back, “First, stop clicking on the links within our newsletter from which you are excluded” and then asked Jeff Bezos, “Does that entitle you to steal and rob your competitors through IT and threaten and destroy their online visibility?  I never believe this kind of act is powerful and this kind of growth will last!!”  Then error pages arrived quickly.

We immediately requested Amazon to close our account.  Then more error pages arrived.  It is hard to imagine that Jeff Bezos expects other human being not to resist and protect themselves when they are stolen, robbed and hurt. Eventually, the following twitter has stopped more error pages.

Our referring pages have dropped from 861 to 116 at one time, which means we were very “invisible” on Google then.  Fortunately, Google was not our main communication channel, and we have quickly learned the skill to boost our online visibility and explored more unique channels to communicate with the world.

THE ONLINE ROBBERY TEAMWORK

The online robbery is a team work, from online searching, advertising to execution, far more advanced than spies from China, Russia and other countries.  European and US and Japan government have taken some action against Amazon.  However, their action is far from enough.  

JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire want to get into healthcare with Amazon.  The CEO of the first likes to talk about cooperate social responsibility.  The head of the second often mentions in his speeches how he piled up money while his former wife piled down money.  Neither has done anything after we have informed them what Amazon has done.   Obviously, cooperate social responsibility has a different definition here, and some people’s money need not to be piled up as gracefully as it is piled down.

On Jul 24, 2018, we sent out a press on how to beat rising healthcare cost.  To our surprise, there was only one or two press releases on Google while there are pages of our press releases on Yahoo and Bing.  In addition, we looked like a store on “Amazon” on Google.  I had to contact Google former CEO Eric Schmidt to have our home page listed.   Later we learned that Amazon is an investor of Google. Thus, please visit us at www.ThePrinceSynergy.com and www.DreamandPower.com in case you cannot find us on Google someday. 

Recently, Jeff Bezos wants to divorce the lady who was 100% behind him when he first started Amazon.  Through “What Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Means for Amazon Investors,” we have identified another associate–Blackstone, one of the two largest stockholders of Amazon.  The owner has scholarships and schools named after his name but does not know something called “conflict of interest”

ORGANIC PRODUCTS & EQUALITY

It is fair to compete with better products, better service, lower price, free product, but not with robbery, threat and silencing.  Online technology has magnified the evil power of Amazon.

It usually takes tremendous research and development (R&D) or extra blood, sweat, and tears for a business to start, get ahead and stay ahead in its field.  How can these companies stay open and provide jobs if others can rob them?  We do not use Amazon’s cloud, and our technology is durable.  What will happen to those businesses who use Amazon’s cloud or have less durable technology?  Without R&D, how can customers get new products, and economy prosper in the US, Europe, Japan and other areas?   

Edmund Burke said, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” If you are willing to pay a bit more for organic food, I urge you to pay a bit more for Organic Products to support the R&D or extra blood, sweat, and tears behind.   In the meantime, I urge businesses focus on not only their R&D but also their customer service and price.  

We believe everyone is equal in front of God and have closed our account on Amazon as we cannot enjoy the lower price & greater convenience at the expense of other businesses nor tolerate its constant violation & threats. Can you?  

As I said earlier, we also focus on building exceptional leaders and exploring what stops leaders from good to great.  One finding of our 3-year study is self-destruction.  Most people are familiar with those who sexually harass women and then get kicked out of office.  Amazon is another kind– Jeff Bezos is digging own grave for his day 1 by expanding his empire through illegal means, for victims will scream, governments will intervene, and more and more customers will close their accounts on Amazon.  Unfortunately, Jeff Bezos and his associates refuse to see the big picture and acknowledge that they need to satisfy not only all shareholders but all stakeholders.  We have tried our best.

PROTECT YOURSELF

The US Law does not protect you until you are stolen. Thus, you need to protect yourself if you do not want to count on the late protection from the Law.  Here are some tips:

  1. Master the key digital technology in your business and do not rely on a platform or a cloud, for Amazon is NOT the only company that takes advantage of their users.   Today’s competitors can follow you easily if you use their platform.  A non-competitor today can be a competitor tomorrow. 
  2. Build a durable technology and enhance your team’s Adversity Quotient and creativity.  The first makes it easier to protect yourself.  You will also need endless learning, creativity and tenacity to break various obstacles, for example, being “invisible” on Google. 
  3. In healthcare, the best way to prevent infection is to act as if everything is contaminated.  It is the same to protect your business– design your communication, strategy, products and others as if the violators can open them the next day. 
  4. Anticipate the development needs of your team, make wise investment, get team ready quickly, and beat rising healthcare cost.  Today, you can get your talent ready 10 times faster and turn many years of health treatments into months, weeks or even days through the 6Q Approach. These will make it easy for you to not only achieve lasting success but also be an Employer of Choice.

Government agencies can do more if they want to.  Here are some US agencies.  Find out your local agencies and the person in charge and write to them.
                                  
the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20530-0001 

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 2058

Contact Small Business Administration for disaster loan if needed.

SUMMARY

We believe that the American Dream is for everyone.  It is fair to compete with better products, better service, lower price, free product, but not with robbery, threat and silencing.  Technology does not entitle anyone to violate others.  A business ought to satisfy all stakeholders not just its shareholders.  Today will never be tomorrow.  Everyone can make tomorrow better.  Join us!

About the Author 
Bin Yang
 is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and TPS Dream & Power (www.DreamandPower.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders, beating skyrocketing healthcare cost, and strengthening society.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please contact 310-668-1828.

Video: Strengthen Adversity Q, Recover Fast, Pursue Dream Again!

TRANSCRIPT

Welcome! No one likes setbacks and failures.  Being able to handle the two and rise from them is not only about success but health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

First, let me share a story with you.


Case Study:
Beat Setback & Failure, Stay Healthy!

Not long ago, I ran into Mr. Z at a hospital.  Mr. Z was a great football player at high school and had a very successful business. Unfortunately, he lost all his money in oil market.   He drank heavily ever since and developed cirrhosis and gastric mass in 2 years.  When he was admitted to hospital for vomiting blood, he looked like 70 years old when he was only 42.   I became the first one to discuss Adversity Quotient with him.

Did the hospitals miss anything? 

Yes or no.  Each person is an integrated 6Q system.  Each quotient can impact a person’s health.  Hospitals focused on the health part and failed to address the root cause– Mr. Z’s poor Adversity Quotient (AQ).   Unless he could strengthen his AQ, Mr. Z would keep on going back to the hospitals and getting worse.  Healthcare would become endless symptom relieves, wasting his life and money. 

After rebuilding his AQ, Mr. Z quitted drinking in 1 week. His liver and stomach recovered rapidly in the following 4 weeks.

The world does not challenge only human strengths.  

Many individuals handle setbacks and failures via drinking, smoking, drugs and other unhealthy means due to a poor AQ and develop various health issues.  These significantly increase their risk to COVID-19.

Strengthen your AQ! It is better to build it ahead of time.

Protect your success, health, and wealth!

How Children Study and Handle Setbacks Is Very Different!

Can Behavior or EQ alone Build a Level 5 Leader?

 

 

Video: Find Your Missing Tools for Motivation

To many people, “motivation” is a magic word that can overcome any obstacle and enable them to be their best.  In fact, they mainly use the psychological part of  motivation at a basic level.

Without the right direction and sufficient tools, motivation alone may not improve productivity and innovation, achieve your goal but increase stress-related health issues like insomnia, burnout, heart attack and stroke.   “Can He Handle the Job?” is a good example.  In addition, studies found that workplace stress is also #1 cause of turnover.   Turnover and healthcare costs all contribute to human capital costs.  IQ, EQ, behaviors, and personality are not enough to know talent.  Below is a comparison between traditional piecemeal approaches and the 6Q Approach.

To know self and others deeply is the first step for efficient motivation, including the psychological aspect.   To motivate others and translate strategy into action is a key to build a level 5 leader or an exceptional CEO.   This video will tell you how to find the missing tools for motivation in talent management.  Leadership style and compensation are other significant tools for motivation although compensation cannot motivate top talent the best.

 

How to Be an Exceptional CEO?

To many leaders, to be a CEO is not good enough– they desire to be an exceptional CEO, whether they are at Fortune 100 companies or startups.  Should they copy behaviors or build the underlying structure?  Is there a timetable?  Are IQ, EQ and Behavior tools enough?  What is the difference between how to be a CEO and how to be an exceptional CEO?  Recently, McKinsey released its CEO study on what makes a CEO “exceptional” based on their pattern recognition among a big data, including behavior analytics.   Let’s review its 3 key findings and explore what takes to be an exceptional CEO or how to be a great CEO. In the meantime, give yourself a quick self-evaluation.

  1. Come in from the outside
  2. Change the strategy within the first 2 years.
  3. Reshuffle the management team AFTER the first 2 years, and balance how much change the institution can absorb.

This is one path how to be a CEO.  Although the path may not fit you, it is good to know the underlying structure and empower yourself if suitable.

What Takes to Be an Exceptional CEO?

1. Come in from the outside?
Not everyone needs to come from outside, for example, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO Jeffery Immelt.  Both have transformed their businesses.  The key here is how to keep a fresh and objective view and minimize attachments to old glory and routines, which is a part of human nature management. We have found that unable to do so has stopped many CEOs in our leadership study and Fortune 1000 CEO study.  I have paid a heavy price here myself.

How do you do here?  You can take a quick leadership assessment.

2+3.  Change the strategy within the first 2 years. Reshuffle management AFTER the first 2 years?
Have you wondered what if an organization cannot afford the 2 years to warm up?  For example, Alan Mullaly joined Ford Motor in 2006 when Ford was on edge of bankruptcy.  Jeffery Immelt became the CEO of GE 4 days before 911 attack hit GE badly.  Regardless where they came from, neither had 2 years to warm up their institutions.  Let’s explore what takes to develop the strategy and translate it into effective action in a timely manner.

4. What Stops Leaders from Being an Exceptional CEO?
After assessing hundreds of CEOs and non-CEOs from different sizes of institutions, we have found the following:

  • Miss the big picture due to personal needs, past successes, weak abstract thinking, poor strategy, etc.   If it does not start right, it is hard to turn it right later.
  • To our surprise, many leaders lack deep human knowledge and struggle to hire talent for today or 18-36 months down the road.
  • Lack leadership styles to inspire and influence others and win hearts and minds.
  • Poor conflict management due to not only people skills but also leaders’ unfairness and missing the big picture.
  • Poor risk-taking, which limits institution’s opportunities, resources and resilience to failures.
  • Poor learning management for self and team, which will impact change management and strategy execution.
  • Low Adversity Quotient, which causes some leaders to give up too soon.
  • Insufficient body energy to keep up with needs and poor stress management (poor health).

All the above elements require not only IQ, EQ, learning Q (LQ), but also Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, Health Q.  How the 6Q work together just like how human muscles work together in body movements.  Industries, stages of business, the status of the team and others can add, modify, or delete the required elements.    CEOs are the keys to business success and need to be ready for the worst; therefore, their issues are often too complex for traditional IQ and EQ tools alone to handle.  Then behavior analytics emerge, which can recognize many behavior patterns but not their root causes.  However, most institutions, including top MBA, build leaders with piecemeal approach and pattern recognition and receive poor results.

5. The Difference between How to Be an Exceptional CEO and How to Be a CEO

The differences between how to be a CEO and how to be an exceptional CEO are significant– an average CEO can be extraordinary in some areas and certain process, not almost all areas and all processes, especially learning and the health of their Ego.  Today, we can identify the “missing software” and strengthen leadership rapidly.

In general, symptoms are not equal to their root causes because all 6Qs can interact with one another.  For example, IQ and EQ can lose their power due to poor AQ and HQ, which is why IQ, EQ, LQ and behavior tools cannot solve all issues.  Being cool in the storm makes a leader unforgettable.  Being able to manage team’s mental health often can win CEO extra team devotion and social credits.

In addition, each element above can involve a lot of underlying work.  For example, “Focus on the Big Picture” involves not only decision-making quality, but also industrial insights, rules of games (business, society, and government), leaders’ health of Ego, innovation, resilience, and others.  Whether a leader can focus on the big picture is behavior.  Decision-making, knowledge, the health of Ego, innovation, resilience, and others are the underlying structure that will shape the behavior.   However, most people only focus on the technical part (IQ) but miss the rest, and many institutions either categorize leaders based on their today’s behaviors or waste time on secondary behaviors.

For further analysis and more case studies, please read Can Behavior and EQ alone Build a Level 5 Leader and What Stop Leaders from Good to Great.

How to be a CEO is a part of corporate leadership development.  A recent Deloitte survey found that only 13% of companies are building effective global leaders.   One fundamental cause is that traditional IQ, EQ, and behavior tools alone cannot solve complex issues efficiently.   To personalize development with the right tools is one key.   Here are other keys to optimizing corporate leadership development.

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Speed, Results & Power 

First, Today Is NOT Tomorrow.  Not every leader has what they “should.”  Instead of focusing on their behaviors today, we should explore the underlying structure and find the “missing software.”  Without the supporting underlying structure, today’s behavior WILL NOT exist tomorrow.  The tools are often beyond IQ, EQ and behavior alone.

Second, catch the development needs of a leader before “the 360 degree” and make wise investments because NOT all issues have quick solutions, for example, talent type and pathological Ego.  In addition, there is no one tool for all issues; therefore, we work with the best.

Furthermore, many “intractable issues” are due to a lack of the right tools.  For example, target all issues involved in “Focus on the Big Picture” with IQ tools.  By getting to the root causes with the right tools, we often can save at least 50% of the time and discover fast solutions to 30-40% “intractable issues.”   Time is money.  Efficiency is life.   I wish everyone can see that.

After years of researches, we have found that building exceptional leaders is the most efficient way to strengthen society.   How to be an exceptional CEO usually includes how to be a level 5 leader, but more challenging because a CEO needs to handle all-in-one responsibilities.   Thus, the program “Be an Exceptional CEO” usually  requires more time and effort than “Leadership, from Good to Great.”

In summary, you want to know not only how to be a CEO, but how to be an exceptional CEO.   The sooner you know the difference, the better CEO you can be, the more impact you can make on the world.

1. Identify your “missing software” before “the 360-degree evaluation,” which are often beyond IQ, EQ and Behavior tools alone.  The difference can be to do damage control or save at least 50% of the time and turn 30-40% “impossible” possible efficiently.
2. Install the “software” as smoothly as possible.  The difference can be weeks vs months or months vs years.
3. Integrate learning with practices.  The difference here can be knowledge vs action.
4. More tips on how to go from good to great, to exceptional.

The right approach means more when you are a “underdog” who need to win unfair competitions.   It is easier to score higher, faster and better than to be frustrated about “justice” although you should never give up your right.   General job exposure and self-discovery are often too general and time-consuming.  These days, speed and results determine the rise and fall of businesses and CEOs.

If the 6Q approach new to you, consider read more CEO case studies in the book What Stop Leaders from Good to Great.  Like Reid Hoffman, the founder of Linkedin, said at one of his Master of Scale episodes, “You have to frequently ask yourself, ‘Which of the old lessons have to be thrown out? And which things do I have to unlearn or learn anew?’”  Throw out your old tools at least before your competitors do.  In addition, DO NOT give up your issue before consulting The Prince Synergy even if it is impossible to anyone else.

About the Author 
Bin Yang
is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders to strengthen society and solves the hardest issues in leadership and performance that no one else can.  She is also the author of Identify Your “Missing Software,” Go from Good to Great Efficiently.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please contact us at 310-668-1828.

 




Minimize “Intractable Issues” in Leadership & Team Performance with The Prince Synergy

(The press has appeared on Business Insider, Market Watch, PR Newswire and other media.)

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10, 2017– The Prince Synergy (www.ThePrinceSynergy.com) announces that they open its leadership practice and programs internationally to minimize “intractable issues” in leadership and top team performance worldwide.

When asked the significance of the plan, Bin Yang, the Managing Director at The Prince Synergy, said, “Many people are so used to ‘Intractable Issues’ in leadership & top team performance that they stop questioning the fundamental or looking for solutions.  Issues at the top are often complex, involving individuals’ whole 6Q system.  Technology (IQ), psychometric (EQ), and behavior tools alone can make complex issues ‘intractable,’ which is why only 13% of companies can build effective global leaders.  Through the 6Q Approach, we can be 10 x faster and find efficient solutions to many ‘intractable issues.’ In addition, learning needs to be integrated with practices since workplace practices are not available to everyone and are often inconsistent.”

The Prince Synergy focus on building level 5 leaders, exceptional CEOs, and optimizing top team performance since it is the most efficient way to empower millions at one time.   The Prince Synergy’s programs and classes are designed to target the compound challenges along the leadership journey, including those that no one else can, for example, how to know talent deeply, manage self-induced conflicts, and build resilience.

Unlike others, The Prince Synergy assesses the root causes of development needs instead of analyzing behaviors as different root causes can have the same behavior.   In addition, The Prince Synergy emphasize on catching development needs before the “360-degree assessment” and taking early actions.  Ms. Bin Yang first invented the 6Q approach at clinics and helped many patients meet challenges and stay healthy.  The holistic approach bases its interventions on business, law, medicine, psychology, and evaluates the whole 6Q system simultaneously to identify the root causes and make learning easy and fast.

The Prince Synergy chooses solutions through its diagnostic program.  It has programs that take leadership from good to great, manage conflicts, multiply leadership styles, and pursue organizational benefit efficiently.   It also has programs that aim to improve leadership skills and performance in days to weeks or target other unique needs.  Some clients are highly interested in its practice classes since workplace practices are unavailable to everyone or do not have the piece they need consistently.

The Prince Synergy’s video, “Join Us, Minimize the ‘Intractable Issues’ in Leadership & Top Team Performance!” can be found on Youtube (https://youtu.be/E1BjvALU1QA), and book “What Stops Leaders from Good to Great?” is available on Amazon.

 

About The Prince Synergy:

The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) is a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders and CEOs and optimizing top team performance to strengthen society, and that solves the hardest issues that no one else can.

Media Contact:
For more info, or to schedule an interview, lecture, or appointment, please contact Judith Sullivan, press@theprincesynergy.com, or 310-668-1828.

Identify “Missing Software,” Strengthen Your Leadership Rapidly!

Many leaders desire to strengthen their leadership and performance rapidly, build level 5 leadership or be an exceptional CEO, but waste their time on symptoms due to insufficient tools.  In fact, it may only take days to not only identify the root causes and “missing software,” but also deliver specific solutions.  A lot of time can be saved, and many dreams can come true.

Recently, a CEO from a subsidiary company of a Fortune 50 company came to us to improve his leadership style and conflict management.  He had over 19 years of business experiences and graduated from a top MBA.  He had tried various tools for over 1 year to improve his leadership, such as DISC, MBTI and 360-degree Feedback, but only got some general advice, such as “slow down.”

In addition to his needs, our assessment also found that he could self-induce conflicts and have development opportunities in innovation, independent thinking, and other areas, which also impacted his leadership style and conflict management.  We recommended two group practice classes to target his root causes and build skills and styles.  Each lasts 3 days.  However, he could only take one class at a time.  Unfortunately, he needed to have both back to back to achieve a desirable result.  In addition, he would only remember about 30% of the first class by the time when he came back for the second.

Based on his learning speed and other potential, we decided to offer him “Strengthen Your Leadership & Performance Rapidly” so that he could skip the unnecessary group training and sharing, focus on custom practices, and achieve an excellent learning result.   He finished the in-person training and practices in 1.5 days, inspired, and transformed.

What Makes the 6Q Approach Unique?

Human beings need to meet challenges while keeping their body functioning.  They can either gain the ability to meet the challenges or alter the challenges with their capacity.  Thus, they need to perform well in both society (macro) and their personal world (micro).   The 6Q Approach is the integration of Business, Law and Medicine (including Psychology), evaluating how individuals meet challenges (macro) and develop new capacity (micro).  I first invented the 6Q Approach at the clinics.   The 6Q assessment is called the Executive 6Q Assessment.

Like computers– Human beings have no function without working “human software,” and each person has unique software.  Usually, individuals only need to update some “human software” to meet new challenges.  The more specific the development needs is, the less individuals need to learn, the faster they can achieve desirable results.  Unlike computers, human capacity can fluctuate in change, adversity, and storm.  These make adversity Q, health Q, and public influence Q essential to leadership development.

The above CEO had many development needs, one of which was to optimize innovation.  He could have issues with  being open to new ideas, insights, creative confidence, knowledge structure, talent type, learning, action, resilience, resources, sales, team building, etc.  Unless we can identify the “missing software,” motivating the CEO to be innovative usually will not achieve a great result.

The 6Q assessment found that the above CEO had no other issues with innovation but liked to choose his focus with his interest, which limited his insights.  Thus, the solution to optimize his innovation was to identify the products that did not get his attention in the beginning but surprised him with their impact later, and, in the meantime, have more tools to embrace all trends and be truthful to himself.   We helped the CEO solve other issues through the same way.

Traditional IQ, EQ, and learning Q tools can only evaluate a half of the human system, which is insufficient to handle more complex issues.  Behaviors mainly reflect the whole 6Q structural change but have limited power to change the 6Q structure.   DISC and 360-degree Feedback that most institutions use can collect behaviors but cannot get to their root causes efficiently.   In addition, personality alone is not enough because great leaders have all kinds of personalities that MBTI can define.   A recent study by Deloitte found that only 13% institutions feel that they can produce effective leaders.  Partial tools are one big reason behind the study findings.

What else Can Slow Down Leadership Development?

In addition to the partial tools, many people go to their peers or professional coaches when development issues emerge.  The first can advise others based on their experiences, and the second mainly encourages self-discovery– find solution on your own.    Through the 6Q Approach, we often can see results in days to week instead of months to years because we can get to the root causes with the right tools.  The speed and results matter more in crisis management.

Here is another example: Can He Handle the Job?

Mr. B, 38, had MBA and ten years of experience at a well-known leadership consulting firm in roles from consultant to local VP.  He was promoted to Regional Manager to boost regional sales and minimize turnover.  Two months later, sales remained flat, and turnover increased.  His wife was pregnant and very unhappy as Mr. B spent a great deal of time away from home due to the new job.  He was so burned out that he was contemplating resignation when he met us.

The Executive 6Q Assessment found Mr. B was an excellent consultant with many great leadership characteristics.  However, he was weak in sales and marketing and challenged in public influence, emotional expression, and others that were insignificant to a local VP.   There was no way to improve so many quickly.   We chose to optimize his emotion expression to first take care of his family crisis and later build intimacy with clients and colleagues.  Through 30 minutes of training, he learned how to share his work stress with his wife, win her understanding and support, and how to utilize the same skills to connect with clients and colleagues more deeply.  He eliminated his family problem after the 30 minutes training.  One week later, he gained more confidence with his new job and could connect with clients and colleagues more deeply.

What would happen had he gone to a coach to discover the solution on his own?  Why his leadership firm could not anticipate his development needs or support him efficiently during the crisis?  Read more in What Stop Leaders from Good to Great.

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How to Identify the “Missing Software” Efficiently?

The efficient way to identify the “missing software” is to evaluate each process and stage of related tasks, for example, how to optimize innovation, and then target issues with the right tools. Because not every issue has a fast solution, it is wise to evaluate every Q, catch development needs ahead of time if possible, and do what is right.

Usually, the more capacities a person has built, the less “software” they miss.  However, more capacities do not always help more.  It has been heartbroken for me to watch a phenomenon in the past a few years — whenever a well-known Fortune 500 CEO suddenly reads our newsletters a lot, usually, he or she is in “hot water.” Soon the CEO will “retire” and disappear.   In fact, it is never too late to learn something new, especially when we can identify their “missing software.”

The New Year is coming. 

Do you desire to strengthen your leadership rapidly, go from good to great, build level 5 leadership, or be an exceptional CEO or CXO?  Are you excited to know that you can achieve results faster and better via the 6Q approach?   Look around you and inside of you to see if insufficient tools are holding you and your people back.   You can change the world for the better by starting with the issues around you.

Above all, DO NOT GIVE UP before consulting The Prince Synergy even if your issue is impossible to anyone else.  To read more CEO case studies and learn more about the 6Q Approach, please read What Stop Leaders from Good to Great. 

About the Author

Bin Yang is a global CEO adviser and the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy, a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders to strengthen society.  She authored What Stop Leaders from Good to Great.  If you’d like to learn how to empower yourself beyond IQ and EQ, consider reading the life stories in the book.  Webinars, free mini assessments and group classes are also available.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture, or appointment, please contact 310-668-1828.

 

Book: What Stops Leaders from Good to Great?

Read the book that many Fortune 500 CEOs wish they have before their “retirement.”  Identify your “missing software” to go from good to great beyond IQ. EQ and Behavior tools alone.  (2nd edition)

BOOK INTRODUCTION:

Many leaders work hard to go from good to great and build Level 5 leadership but have failed.  One reason is that some of them, including Fortune 500 CEOs, do not want to take their medicine when the price is low, and the result is fast.  In addition, traditional IQ. EQ and Behavior tools alone often have limited power over complex issues.

What Stops Leaders from Good to Great will first share with you what can stop leaders on their journey, how to get to the root causes, including those of Humility and Will, what are the differences between how to go from good to great.   Then the book will demonstrate how to strengthen leadership through multiple dimensions at leader, team, culture, and system levels.  Because the book aims to build Level 5 leaders who can retain startup DNA and be efficient with the hardest issues, you will read many fascinating stories how Yang identified the “missing software” and “unexpected” solutions and help CEOs and other executives strengthen leadership rapidly.

During her residency, Bin Yang noticed that many patients went to the hospitals since they could not handle challenges outside. To help her patients find “missing software” to meet their challenge, she invented the 6Q Approach, and many patients recovered quickly with minimum re-occurrence. Later, while amazed by Level 5 leadership, she also discovered that top MBAs and other institutions build leaders with IQ, EQ and behavior tools alone and often get poor results due to “intractable issues.” Through the 6Q Approach, Yang has helped many CEOs and other executives solve their “intractable issues.”

At last, the book uses many topics on CEOs since CEOs often face the most challenges in general.  While the book is excellent for those who desire to be a great CEO (president), the management principles apply to all other leaders and elites.

GET THE BOOK at Amazon

About the Author:

Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy, a global CEO adviser and the inventor of the 6Q Approach.



2014 Fortune 1000 CEO Replacement, Man: Woman = 252:1

Los Angeles, CA Dec. 4th, 2014– The Prince Synergy (www.ThePrinceSynergy.com) announces its latest studies on CEO Replacement at Fortune 1000 in 2014.   Among 253 Fortune 1000 CEO replacements, man: woman= 252:1.  The departure rate for men is 252/947=26.61% and women 1/53=1.87%.  The most common placement is departure.  Women held 46 CEO positions at Fortune 1000 in 2013 and 53 in 2014.

When asked the significance of the studies, Bin Yang, the Managing Director at The Prince Synergy, said, “Fast CEO Replacement is inefficient for Fortune 1000 to achieve lasting growth.  Today’s technologies can anticipate development needs,  seed of early decline  and others long before 360 degree.  Instead, businesses should choose the right CEOs with the right tools and empower their CEOs to take charge of strategy execution, speed, and costs, which is win-win.”

The top priorities for CEO are to keep their vision and power up-to-date, so they can react to shocks and capture opportunities efficiently.   And the first step is to stay open.  However, only 17.92% of the replaced group opens The Prince Synergy newsletters while 63.89% of women CEOs do.  Some Fortune 1000 CEOs rely on their executive assistants who delete every mail.   Compared to men, women Fortune 1000 CEOs tend to carry more loads and meet higher standards at work and in life.

About 30-40% of intractable business issues are due to traditional IQ, EQ or behavior approaches because each person has 6Q.  CEOs can leverage their human capital more efficiently with the right tools, for example, how to maximize leadership efficiency, manage conflicts, use the right people, and build smart systems.  The latest tools utilize the 6Q multi-tasking talent model and the 6Q Approach.  As competitions intensify, vision, speed and results determine the rise and fall of the Fortune 1000 CEOs and businesses.

About The Prince Synergy:

The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) is a leading consulting firm that takes leadership from good to great and solve the hardest issues that no one else can.  We help leaders build long-term social and economic value in the world with increasing uncertainty and complexity. For more info, or to schedule an interview, lecture, or appointment, please contact press@theprincesynergy.com, or 310-668-1828.

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