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How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

While starting a business everyone does a lot of research. People often take consultation of their experienced colleagues or even hire business professionals for...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...
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...
10 Productive things to do in your free time

10 Productive things to do in your free time

Tired of finishing a free day in the knowledge that you’ve literally done nothing? Wish you could be more productive? In this article, Beauty...

THE 7 Beliefs of Extraordinary People

Think of the people you admire. Chances are, they’re just like you and me ..… ordinary people doing the extraordinary – as they (or we)...

How to create ‘Brand You’

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. - Aristotle The concept of branding yourself has to do with first uncovering who you are as...
How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF ONLINE READERS DON’T ACTUALLY MAKE IT PAST THE HEADLINE OF A BLOG? Understanding how to write the perfect headline for...

Time to Weigh Up Your Transformation Value

Leaders often ask “are we maximising the value of our investments?” - but those overseeing transformation programmes sometimes struggle to provide data-driven responses to...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...
How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes

How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes?

 All occasions are extremely special days for everyone and they are delighted to have these golden days in their lives. Everyone happily invite their...
How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

Organizations across domains work hard to achieve what they aspire for.  Right from implementing result-oriented business policies to taking care of core business functions,...
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...
How Twitter Helped Me Become A Top 100 Global Digital Influencer

How Twitter Helped Me Become A Top 100 Global Digital Influencer

  Since joining Twitter in 2009, it has been my favourite social network to engage with my audience. My first ever tweet was sent on the...
How Influencer Marketing Helps Boost Your Business Growth

How Influencer Marketing Helps Boost Your Business Growth

Did you know that 92% of consumers have made a purchase after reading about a product on their favourite blog? A further 62% are...

6 Bad Habits That Can Kill Your Career

How can you identify which of your naughty little habits to consider correcting? Here's a look at six examples that can potentially impede your...
DSLR Cameras

Best DSLR Cameras Under 300 Dollars

The days when high-quality photography was feasible only for high-end cameras that cost a fortune are getting behind us. Today, you can buy a...
Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

In our click, tweet, screen culture, it’s easy to say that we’ve become dehumanized. For many organizations, customers and people are treated like a...

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...

The First Moment Playbook

First Moments. They set the stage for everything that ensues. They disproportionately influence the outcome of a conversation.  When it comes to meeting someone, we think...

EU rules bent again: Bankrupt Greece looks set to get ‘payment...

THE German Finance Minister said Greece could leave the eurozone temporarily today – and return when they’re a bit better off. Wolfgang Schaeuble, usually one...

Yo Rudolf!

So I am sitting on my front porch recently. The walls protecting me from the elements are framed windows. The ADT camera is on...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...
How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

The 21st Century has evolved into the technology revolution and we now live in a 24/7 culture that is always “switched on” and attached...
Leadership vs Management – Encourager

Leadership vs Management – Encourager!

There is a certain quote uttered by one of the US presidential candidates that keeps coming back to me. Perhaps you can guess which...

New Tesla Model 3 revealed: price, specs and 2017 release date

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the new Tesla Model 3 electric car at a California launch event. It's due in 2017 priced around...

9 top tips for staying sane when biz/life is tough

Do you agree that the road is never straight as we work towards achieving our goals? The bigger our vision, the mightier the challenge, the...

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...

I have Quit, Been Fired and Retired!

Over the course of 30 years, a career can teach you a lot about yourself and the kind of person you are. You will...

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...
How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

We all know turnover is costly.  But the costs extend far beyond having to rehire. When you factor in leadership time, loss of momentum,...
Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I've always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of...

Sarcasm = Smarter. Seriously?

Sarcasm, according to the old adage, is the lowest form of wit. Well not according to a recent study in Psychology Today which claims...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...

Greeks Spend in Droves, Afraid of Losing Savings to a Bailout

MAROUSI, Greece — Business has been so brisk in the giant Kotsovolos appliance and electronics store in this upper-middle-class suburb of Athens that you...

Keep Calm and… Attitude and Work Ethic

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” - Albert Einstein You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “Hire for attitude; you can always train and test...
Useless Employee Surveys and How to Avoid Them

Useless Employee Surveys and How to Avoid Them

Have you ever done an employee survey?  How honest were you? Did the questions even scratch the surface of the true feelings you have...

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...

When We Hit the Mental Wall

You know you’re smart. You know on any given day you’re able to figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is...

Winners never quit and quitters never win…

Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American Football, but he also had an uncanny knack of providing some...

Finding happiness without seeking

Mostly we look for happiness in the outside world. What we do not know is that it lies inside us. In our own mind...
5 Changes You Can Make to Improve Customer Experience at Your Store

5 Changes You Can Make to Improve Customer Experience at Your...

Setting yourself apart from the competition is definitely one of the top priorities of any store owner. In a world where customers can choose...

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...
Think Makeup Does Not Matter

Think Makeup Does Not Matter! Think Again! Makeup is A Flawless...

Prejudice does not wear makeup. It is naked and well alive in our society. Prejudice does not need foundation to hide imperfections. Prejudice does...

Ten great apps for small and home businesses

When you’re working for yourself, it can sometimes feel like you have so many tasks to perform that you don’t have time to focus...

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 26 was Thanksgiving Day in America – that long celebrated annual holiday weekend filled with the quintessential American delights of stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie...

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...

You are extraordinary. Believe it!

The first, and one of the most challenging but crucial strategies for bolstering a sense of vitality in our lives, is to believe that...

This is what it takes to succeed as a summer intern

Nearly a decade ago, when I was working out of my firm's Shanghai office, a college student from the US joined my team for...

How To Create Successful Habits

Find out how forming the right habits can literally make you or break you. You will find out the reason why bad habits are...
Blog Traffic

12 Ways to Improve Your Blog Traffic

  If 37% of marketers say blogs are the most valuable type of content marketing, and B2B marketers say blogs generate them 67% MORE leads,...

Humans need not apply… are robots really taking our jobs?

Elon Musk has a fairly dystopian view of the future job market. In a recent interview with CNBC he predicted that robots will take...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...

You’re Not A Mommy Blogger – You’re A Mommy With An...

Prologue My male friends strongly urged me not to share this article.  They suggested it was the equivalent of poking an angry mother bear. My female...
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...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...

How to Think Like a Recruiter

Why am I turning the tables to tell you how HR professionals hire? Because too many job seekers think only of themselves. What they want....

The Tracks of Your Career – which songs sum up your...

What songs define your '9 to 5'? Are you more 'Whistle while you Work' or are you simply 'Working for the Weekend'? I've been a 'Slave to the Wage' for...

50 of The Most Exciting Tech Startups Coming Out of Africa

African is witnessing the emergence of a technology revival. It is home to many startups that are changing the landscape. Every year Africa birth...

How to Inspire a Fundraiser

Getting people motivated to eagerly kick-off a fundraiser and keep the momentum going isn’t as challenging as one might think.  There is one very...

The Non-Destructive Steps To Dealing With Your First Million Dollars

You’ve just made a million dollars, and you feel sorry for yourself. You feel you have let yourself and peer down by taking too...
The Difference between Public and Professional Speaking

The Difference between Public and Professional Speaking

  I was petrified. My hands were sweating, my mouth was dry and I couldn’t stop moving my feet. I had a piece of paper...
The Dark Side

The Dark Side..

Understanding the Dark Side of leadership could be of tremendous help & assistance to all team leaders and/or team members involved. The dark side of...

There’s more to life than work, work, work!!

Week four of the New Year is upon us. Are you still firing on all cylinders, focusing on achieving those big goals in business this...

The Power of the Words You Speak

Words are powerful, so powerful that they can make or brake relationships in business and in life. You can use words to encourage or...

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...

How to Professionally Introduce An Expert Speaker

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE #1 PHOBIA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? As a professional speaker, there is a lot you need to do, and remember...
When to Tell the Boss and When to Keep it to Yourself

To Tattle or Not to Tattle: When to Tell the Boss...

To tattle or not to tattle, that is the question my friends. When you see a co-worker making errors, how do you handle it?  Ignore...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...

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...

HOW TO

Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on track

Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on...

Whatever your passion, be it fashion, books or coffee, your dream is to share it with the world by opening your own shop. Not only...

Brexit: How Could Changes to Labour Laws Affect Your Company

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This will have a profound impact on all areas of business in the UK. An area...

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...

11 places to see before it’s too late

IT’S hard to believe but there are some great places on Earth that will one day be gone forever. The question is just how...

Why You Should Be More Generous With Your Connections!

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:...
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