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Mr. Francis J. Kong

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Director and Founding Member of I...

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Local Address: Philippines
Funworks Inc.

Employment History

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Funworks Inc.
  • Founding Member and Director
    Inspire Leadership Consultancy
  • Owner
    Inspire Leadership Consultancy
  • President
    Success Options Publishing Company
  • Contributor
    ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
  • President
    Business Matters Values Foundation
  • Corporate Trainer
    Business Matters Values Foundation
  • General Manager
    Company B. He
  • President
    Company B. He
  • President
    Francis Kong-Inspiring Excellence

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Francis ..., 2 Feb 2015 [cached]
Francis Kong Francis Kong is the president of Success Option Publishing Company. He is the Director and Founding Member of Inspire Leadership Consultancy, President of FunWorks Inc., and is a columnist as well as an author. Francis is known to deliver over 300 talks, training sessions, and seminars in the Philippines and abroad in a single year. Francis has a dynamic presence on social media and enjoys a special connection with individuals across generations through his insightful words and thoughts. He was co-recipient of the Anvil Award for Excellence in 2012 for staging the Dr. John Maxwell Leadership Seminar Series. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Gold Quill Philippines Award of merit for Public Speech. Francis, in addition, received the 2008 Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in the field of Journalism.
Wanna be King? Listen to Kong, 1 Dec 2014 [cached]
Listen to Kong
[Photo of Francis Kong] Award-winning author Francis Kong shares modern business techniques - and a dollop of humo - with the Chinese-Filipino Business Club
"What's the difference between a boss and time?"
Francis Kong asked this question before a puzzled crowd of around 500 businessmen, employees, educators, and students at a recent leadership seminar in Binondo hosted by the Chinese-Filipino Business Club.
Indeed, what keeps Kong busy these days are his Chinese paisanos (compatriots) wishing to learn modern techniques in running their businesses. Rumors have it that Kong is fully booked till 2009 with the country's top companies to give leadership seminars for managers and employees.
Debunking Tradition
Kong, president and CEO of Funworks Inc., among other business concerns, surely has a lot to tell colleagues about the pitfalls of traditional Tsinoy management. Most of his management prowess was learned in the hard-knocks garments industry back when it topped the country's exports.
Another thing Kong belied is the traditional belief that if you taught your best employee the secrets of the trade, you would be digging your business' grave. You'd wake up one morning to see your right-hand man setting up shop right in front of you, applying a better version of your strategy to his own business, and being your staunch competitor. This, Kong said, is an old, backward, reactionary belief that should be discarded.
He said modern Tsinoys should apply a more Western approach to succession, by building second-liners and nurturing their loyalty. Instead of guarding trade secrets, he encouraged bosses to share them with subordinates who sought out their wisdom. Impart knowledge to the next generation, he exhorted.
Kong reminded the audience the old masters actually did it right. They handed down knowledge and education from one generation to the next, loyalty being a byproduct of this generosity.
If those you nurtured one day tried to make their mark with their own businesses and profit from your teaching, wish them luck, Kong told the audience. Society will have a way of rewarding you.
No Sacred Cows
[Photo of Francis Kong] Part of the Kong's trademark is his willingness to question everything in his discussions, even himself. He said even speakers like him may not teach the right things. He admonished businessmen to not only keep an open mind, for that won't be enough, but to also think critically.
He also had a bone to pick with hypersensitivity, a trait common to both Filipinos and Chinese, businessman or not. He said hypersensitivity retards critical thinking and, therefore, hinders progress.Put yourself in a state of disbelief, Kong advised, but welcome truth when it presents itself to you.
Manage Systems, Lead People
Leaders are made, but first they have to be born, Kong quipped. A leader is made two ways, he explained. Some are born leaders, like the Dalai Lama.
But if you looked at how businesses were run in the last century, Kong said, emphasis was placed on management - the implementation of systems to run industries.
In essence, it was the businessmen - not the unions - who spurred the labor movement, Kong said.
"Management is all about production and control," he explained.
"We are not here to produce products," Kong reminded the businessmen.
Summit 2012 Guest Reveal: Francis ..., 1 May 2012 [cached]
Summit 2012 Guest Reveal: Francis Kong | May 1, 2012 | 2 Comments Summit 2012 Guest Speaker Francis Kong | KKB Movement
Summit 2012 Guest Reveal: Francis Kong
Known for his business acumen and leadership expertise, Francis Kong is considered as one of the most influential public speakers in the country. He is a founding member and currently the director of Inspire Leadership Consultancy, Inc. He has also been the president of Francis Kong-Inspiring Excellence since 2005. A motivational speaker, consultant, and trainer, Kong has become an icon in various business conventions and conferences, both locally and internationally.
He is heard on the daily radio program "Business Matters" on 98.7 DZFE-FM. He also writes his weekend column at the Business section of the Philippine Star, and has been a regular guest at the morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda".
Kong is a recipient of several distinctive awards, such as the 2006 Gold Quill Philippines Award of merit for Public Speech Category, the 2008 Dr. Jose Rizal award for excellence in the Field of Journalism, and the Anvil Award for Excellence for executing Dr. John Maxwell Leadership Seminar Series.
Kong is also widely read author of Christian books. He has published 10, including "Only the Real Matters", "One Day At A Time", and "The Early Bird Catches Worm."
Francis and his wife Lilia are blessed with children Bryan, Hannah, and Rachel.
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2nd Disciplines of Breakthrough Entrepreneurs | Learning Curve [cached]
Attend the 2nd Disciplines of Breakthrough Entrepreneurs with the country's #1 speaker Francis J. Kong, himself a highly successful entrepreneur, who will share insights on how you can achieve a breakthrough in your business. This is happening on November 20, 2010, 1:00-6:00pm February 2011 (exact date and venue to be announced)
It features Francis J. Kong.
Undoubtedly the #1 speaker in the country today, Francis Kong is a master presenter and teacher, able to educate and entertain audiences here and abroad. You don't get a second-rate or an up-and-coming speaker, but the best of the best. Francis is also a consummate entrepreneur. Having started successful businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and services sectors, he knows what he's talking about and he has proven himself as a business owner. What he will teach you is based not on theory but on real-world experience. This is the seminar where you'll hear him talk about entrepreneurship. Francis talks on a lot of topics. When he speaks publicly on leadership, personal excellence, or marketing he does those with other seminar companies and non-profit organizations. But when he talks about entrepreneurship in a public seminar, he does it with us. The Disciplines of Breakthrough Entrepreneurs seminar is his platform for sharing his insights and experiences on entrepreneurship.
Go ahead and ask them out for lunch and pick their brains (Francis will encourage you to do just that!).
Francis J. Kong will share 10 disciplines - practices and habits - that separate successful entrepreneurs from the struggling ones. He will teach not just the WHAT but the WHY and the HOW.
"Francis is the only speaker that makes me listen for an entire seminar. - Andrew Pagatungan, Jollibee Food Corporation
"Francis Kong's seminar is effective and useful. - Angeli Ann Estra, CBE Primeholdings Inc.
"Clears the clutter and helps entrepreneurs to focus. - Bernard Eugenio, ERA Global Consulting
"Very good. First time to hear Francis Kong.
So why should you listen to Francis Kong?
1. FRANCIS J. KONG is definitely the country's #1 speaker. e has been featured in many of the major business conventions and conferences both here and abroad. Francis is the recipient of numerous awards including the Anvil Award for Excellence, the Gold Quill Philippines Award, and the Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in the field of Journalism. He has been trained and licensed to do the Maxwell leadership programs and the Ziglar Sales and Presentation program, respectively by Maximum Impact of Atlanta Georgia and The Ziglar Corporation in London.
2. Francis is a highly successful entrepreneur. Currently, Francis is President of Success Options Publishing Company, President of FunWorks Inc. (a member of the Canadian based Mad Science International Group, the world's number one science educational-entertainment program provider for kids), and founding member and Director of Inspire Leadership Consultancy. Francis has extensive work experiences in manufacturing and retail as he help founded a popular clothing company and ran a retail chain for many years.
3. Francis is the consummate communicator. He also has a multimedia presence, as a broadcaster and radio host of his daily radio program "Business Matters" which was given a special citation by the Catholic Mass Media Awards; a columnist of the Philippine Star, and best-selling author with 10 books to his name, including, "One Day at a Time" and "The Early Bird Catches the Worm."
What if we tell youit will only cost you one-third or one-fourth what you would typically to pay for a public seminar featuring Francis Kong?
Really, what is that to the wealth of experience Francis and our other featured entrepreneurs will share?
That's only P2,495 to learn from the country's #1 speaker Francis Kong and four breakthrough entrepreneurs.
By FRANCIS J. KONG ..., 15 Sept 2007 [cached]
(Francis Kong will be the lead trainer for the forthcoming Dr. John Maxwell's Developing the Leader Within You this Sept. 25-26 at the Shangri-La EDSA Hotel.
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