Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Running Your Business from a Smartphone

Running Your Business from a Smartphone

If you know somebody who doesn’t own a mobile phone, it’s safe to say you’re part of a very exclusive club. From playing games...

Get ahead at work. Take a nap

Arianna Huffington is a self-confessed 'sleep evangelist' advocating a 10 minute snooze during the working day to recharge your batteries, boost performance and even improve...

Charge the Trust Battery

Trust is ephemeral. Hard to describe, harder to quantify. It is also not easy to talk about. And yet, every relationship – professional and personal...
The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The UK’s construction industry ended 2016 on an unexpected high, experiencing a 1.8 per cent surge in output during December. Considering economic experts had predicted...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...
Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of your Resume

Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of...

When LinkedIn first got its start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a...

The ONE thing that will make the difference in your business

‘A pinch and a punch for the first of the month…..’ A new month dawned 6 days ago. March. The beginning of Spring in the...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...

Silverpreneurs: The Boomer’s “Start-Up” Generation

A lot has been written about tech savvy Millennials, and how they’re going to radically change the future. They might, but there are two...

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Blog in 2016.

Forget Everything you know About Blogging With over 78% of consumers stating that they trust brands who provide customized content, it’s no surprise that so...

12 Habits to Finish 2015 Strong and Begin 2016 Stronger

The end of 2015 is approaching and with it comes the closure of an old chapter in everyone's life. The new year is around...
Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Have you ever noticed that when you give to others you feel better about yourself? There’s a reason for that. As human beings, we’re hard...

Beyond Transactional

New York City veteran newscaster Joe Scarborough calls out Hillary Clinton on twitter after her victory speech, the night of her primary wins in...

Instagram Update: Business Profiles Look Like Facebook Pages #TechTuesday

IT WAS JUST LAST WEEK I WAS TALKING ABOUT TWITTER’S HUGE 140-CHARACTER UPDATE, AND NOW I AM ONCE AGAIN, WRITING ABOUT ANOTHER ALGORITHM UPDATE...

Why Teambuilding is an Important Soft Skill

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. - Michael Jordan There is no strength until there is cooperation – Irish Proverb John Adair defined...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...
Social Media Marketing

5 Ways You’re Failing At Social Media Marketing (And How To...

With 84% of marketers believing that building trust will be their primary online focus for 2017, the importance of doing everything RIGHT is stronger...

Don’t Ask for Favors, do Favors

Do you ask your friends or clients for favors? This subject came up in a discussion with a group of consultants.  The specific question was:...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...

Listening… The Secret to Communication

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” — Simon Sinek My previous two posts in this Soft Skills series...
6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS WHO HAVE HAD A GOOD SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH A BRAND ARE LIKELY TO RECOMMEND IT TO...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...
Creating And Building Long Term Clients

LinkedIn Relationships: Creating And Building Long Term Clients

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF B2B SOCIAL MEDIA LEADS COME FROM LINKEDIN? Having a LinkedIn profile doesn’t mean you are just representing yourself; you are...

How To HYPER-CONTEXTUALIZE

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT. Granular HYPER-CONTEXT. Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation. It invites complex inquiry. It inhibits a conversational shut-down. It hopefully normalizes...
De-bugging the Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

De-bugging the Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we...

Why A Positive Attitude Is Best For You

Going around with a nasty and sarcastic, all "they-owe-me-type-of-thing", "it is their fault", "it is the Government's fault" and continually feeling victimised and negative...

More Revenue, Profit and Time with Indeed & Warren Knight

  I’VE TEAMED UP WITH #1 JOB SITE INDEED UK TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS WITH THEIR RECRUITMENT NEEDS. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS BASED...
Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

As a resume writer, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to...

Business Networking – BONUS Day at the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with a BONUS Day of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit, with not five, but seven...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...
Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

[2017 SUCCESS KIT] Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT AROUND 85% OF NEW PRODUCTS FAIL? HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL WENT AS FAR AS SAYING THAT THIS NUMBER CAN RISE TO...

Five Amazing Ways to Nurture and Win New Customers

In the last 12 months, I have really understood the importance of the word “nurture”. It is not as easy as putting your business...

How-to Get Sales During This Festive Season From Digital Marketing

WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ACCOUNTING FOR AS MUCH AS 20% OF A SMALL BUSINESS’S ANNUAL SALES INCOME, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READ FOR...
How To Apologize Well

How To Apologize Well

It’s a bruising paradigm. We expect a leader to have answers. The level of your leadership pay is commensurate with the expectation that you execute...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...
Underwhelm Yourself

Underwhelm Yourself

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There...
Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Video : Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...

What You Can Learn From A Serene Career Of Failure And...

There is a quote in Its A Wonderful Life that is always front of mind for me. George Bailey says to Mary. I know what...

#TechTuesday: How To Create A Twitter List

If there are 300 million active Twitter users, with over 500 million tweets a day, how can YOU hone in on what’s important to...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...

Want Influence? Ask Great Questions

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. The right position in...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

Pulse Principles

First time I had a 9-5 job, on the heels of a showbiz career that came with a more mercurial schedule, I was stumped....

The Big Idea.

Ideas rule the world. This must be the biggest cliché. Everyone agrees that ideas rule the world but what do we really mean when...

The Ultimate Guide to Calculating Customer Lifetime Value

Do you know how valuable your customers are to your business? When it comes to business, and picking up a calculator it can be one...

Living with Alexa

Amazon launched their new voice activated home assistant Alexa unit called Echo in the UK today and I have got my grubby mitts on...
Leadership is Gained Through Failure

Leadership is Gained Through Failure: How Great Leaders Are Losers Too

I often think about how society wrongly puts success and leadership on an invisible pedestal. I often fear that our children already view success...
How Your Words Impact Everything

How Your Words Impact Everything

She is 6 and thinks I am awesome. A few months back my daughter and I were watching a transformative "TV show" where families who have...

Criticism and the Ability to Learn

 My guess is that not many people like to be criticized. Those who do have most likely learned that listening to criticism is a...

Book Review: Leading Digital or Clinging to Old Models?

In their new book “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation”, the authors Didier Bonnet, George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, demonstrate how true digital...

Artist Behind The Viral ‘Antisocial’ Work Talks Social Media

"My project 'Antisocial' has been going viral this week... which is very ironic since it points out the flaws of each social network" - Mike Campau is...

How can Self-confidence drive success?

In this, the seventeenth in my series of posts exploring soft skills, I want to focus on Self-confidence. How does Self-confidence drive success?  One...
This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers. Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is...

The Power of STOP/CONTINUE/START

I am at Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco, hanging out with wisdom seekers from around the world. 3000 of them. That’s a wealth of...

5 Basic Things You Must Know Before Starting A Home Business

These are the basic things that must be considered before going into home/online business. Adequate care about them will result in successful startup of...

Why Change Fails: 3 Things to Think About

Jon Kotter, Ken Blanchard and McKinsey & Company say 70% of change or transformational programmes fail. IBM are more optimistic, suggesting about 60% fail. Harvard...

Information Missing from Entrepreneurs Pitches 11

We are at the end of our Business Model Canvas and of our education about the boxes that will help you to mitigate or...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...

[Success Kit] How To Design A Marketing Segmentation Strategy

I have been writing content on my blog for the last 8 years, and this will be the first time I talk about a...

When to Negotiate, and When to Play Nice

“You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.” It was the marketing tagline for a popular 1980s negotiating skills program.  Personally, I...

Develop Your Career Competencies

Want to make a smooth college to career transition? Sharpen your vital competencies from now! We have heard often enough how competitive today’s occupational world...

Proper Ways to Expand Your One-Man Business

Some businesses require a lot of employees in order to exist, while services like plumbing can be easily pulled off even if you are...

Do You Appreciate UP?

Chances are, you know about “managing UP.” The art of managing the mercurial, distracted, at times temperamental and often unpredictable boss. If you have...

Are you Burned Out or Bored Out?

The classic notion of 'burnout' conjures up mental images of high-flying executives, working insane hours in stressful situations but being paid top dollar for doing...

How-To Improve Your SEO Strategy As A Small Business

With Google reaching over 100 billion monthly searches, YOU need to stand out as a small business and one of the best ways to...
Lead with Your Energy Touch

Lead with Your Energy Touch

I spent four days in Chicago last month, hosting a leadership program. I enjoyed my group immensely. The energy was good. That’s my language of...

Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing...

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately...

In the Pause

Sometimes inclement weather does the trick. I jot down these words on a rain-drenched Saturday morning in South Florida. No desire to run about. No...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

HOW TO

How to Avoid Being Average

How to Avoid Being Average

Do you want to achieve more success? Or do you want to improve your leadership abilities? It’s a nuanced, and important question. When we want to...
Pinterest Visual Discovery Tool Has Revolutionised Search Forever

[NEW] Pinterest Visual Discovery Tool Has Revolutionised Search Forever

Did you know that 87% of Pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest? This statistic is likely to grow even more throughout the...

How to exit: Prepare your business for sale

Paul Viner, former finance director of Giraffe, who steered it through the Tesco acquisition, gives his insight into how to prepare your business for...
Ways You Can Build Your Twitter Following In 24 Hours

3 Ways You Can Build Your Twitter Following In 24 Hours

  Did you know that there are 500 million tweets sent every single day? That’s 6,000 tweets every second. Now more than ever, you need to...

Top 20 Black Friday Shopping Tips to Snag the Best Deals

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so too does the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday! I was introduced to Black Friday years...
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