Note to all CEOs: Dance like Michael Jackson
The CEO of Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has just shown all other global leaders what the real meaning of employee engagement is.
At the company’s 18th anniversary party last week, Ma donned his best Michael Jackson outfit, and put on a highly elaborate performance in front of some 40,000 employees.
Entering a gigantic, well-lit stage on what looks like a Harley, he soon broke into moves reminiscent of the King of Pop accompanied by a medley of two of his most iconic hits – "Billie Jean" and "Dangerous", alongside a gang of similarly-dressed back-up dancers.
Amazingly, this is not the first time Ma has performed for his employees. In 2009, the entrepreneur – for unknown reasons – wore a blonde wig and what looked like a 1980s Cher-inspired outfit, while singing along to Elton John’s "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King soundtrack.
Now, this is how you entertain staff. Watch and learn, fellow CEOs.