Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Cue Word: Shoe Swap

Empathy. A great word. Like passion, like integrity, like synergy – a word in danger of becoming an easily uttered cliché. What does empathy-in-action actually look...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

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...

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...

2016: THE Why – What – Who – How – When

2016.  It’s not that far away – excited? I certainly am although I’m going to finish 2015 strongly first. While we close off 2015 and...

Getting to the Finish Line – the 5 Keys

2016 is just around the corner…. Yet, if you’re like me, there’s still loads you want to get done, to get achieved before the...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...

Chandelier Swinging & 10 Other Personal Branding Tips

While it’s a bit extreme, I’m sure there’ve been plenty of people who’ve swung from a chandelier (or similar) to get noticed. It sounds...

A Happiness Formula in 10 Easy Steps

Happiness is the happiest state of mind. Some people believe in a bright future. They think positively and life leads to Love. They are...

How Personal Credit Affects Your Business

I was working with a new start-up located in Virginia. The owner, as with most entrepreneurs, had challenges on his credit report due to...

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...

Google’s Most Popular Search Terms of 2015

Google has been part of the Merriam-Webster dictionary since 2006, which tells you just how vital the search engine has become. Google’s annual list...

In Praise Of Sacred Time

It's that time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle, we settle into moments of sacred time. Related: Gratitude and Thanksgiving Sacred time. We stop and remember...

Is Professionalism a Soft Skill?

This is the second in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. “Soft...

How To Enhance Your Intuition Capacity To Maximize Moments Of Opportunity

Steve Jobs attributed much of his success to his ability to follow his own “inner knowing”, even when analysts and “experts” disagreed. He was...

Be A Corporate Nomad, Not a Corporate Hodad!

A hodad is someone who pretends to be something he is not.  A term born in surfing, hodads were guys who hung out at...

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...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

How I learn to manage Major Life Changes

In life change is inevitable.  Whether the change is planned or unplanned, every one of us must face one sort of change or the...

Courtesy and other ‘small’ gestures

Perhaps I was tired.  Or busy.  Maybe it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.  I really don’t know.  I just remember the...

The Politics of Business Transformation

Decisions to transform a business are the product of organisation and political processes, but political coalitions exist in most organisations, which can support or...

How Would You Score Your Reputation?

Your reputation is different than your integrity, in many ways it is more dynamic and complex. Like integrity, I believe there is a score...

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

 This is the third in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. Soft...

Why You Want To Self-Reveal

How much do I tell, how much do I withhold? When does self-revelation serve a conversation, when is it self-indulgent? It’s a game of context and social...
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of shares

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares in the company to good causes as...

Firms Where Everyone Agrees But Nothing Changes

Do you sometimes stop to think how well your organisation compares with others in terms of getting things done? Whether it's within a small project...

China’s yuan set for IMF reserve status

The Chinese yuan is today (Monday) set to join a select group of currencies by receiving reserve status from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The...

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...
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Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in...

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn...

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...

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”?

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”? ‘Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements,...

Do Something Great!

Breathe life into someone else's idea, that's about the best thing you can do in my opinion. I have been doing this for the better...

Savor the In-Between

Let’s do a Thanksgiving Podcast, Jeffrey Shaw, the impassioned originator of the Creative Warriors Podcast, says to me. Let’s talk about how we can fully...

2015 global surface temperatures set to be hottest on record-UN

This year is set to be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the current El Nino weather pattern,...

Five Songs From My iPod That Will Make You a Better...

Music can move us, make us smile; bring back memories - both good and bad - and many other things. Today, I plan to...

Beyonce and Arcadia confirm 2016 launch

Tycoon Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited fashion range with pop star Beyoncé. The confirmation that Parkwood Topshop...

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 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...

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In...

Techcrunch said today that Apple had confirmed the acquisition in a statement. MacRumors had previously uncovered strong evidence that Apple bought Faceshift back in August. As...

4 smart skills you need to keep the job

After graduation, the next activity in line for most is to get a job,then you started submitting Cvs to companies of your choice, and...

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...

20 Apps To Help Students Power Through

Being a student right now means you’re smack in the middle of midterm season. Deadlines are looming and you’re spending a lot more time...

The CEO’s Gap Between Strategy & Execution

Successful strategy and execution results in the business transformation that leaders need to bring about, if they are to ensure their organisations thrive and...

10 occurrences making news in finance world today

Here are 10 things making news in business and finance around the world today,November 23,2015. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian dollar is higher, after positive...

What’s Your Integrity Score?

At the end of the day your personal integrity is all you have. Perhaps we are born with a perfect score, let's arbitrarily assign...

10 ways startups can get the most out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked platforms for marketing, and can actually be more successful than other social channels because...

Business dinners ‘not good for women’

The first female chief of business lobby group the CBI has criticised business dinners as "not very inclusive" for women. Carolyn Fairbairn said she had...

Our investments will boost Nigeria’s exports – Japanese Govt

The Japanese government has explained that the increasing number of japan investors in Nigeria over the past year will ultimately boost the volume of...

Do you have the Soft Skills Required to be Successful?

Why is it that soft skills seem to have become the newest and latest “big” thing? Weren’t they always important and necessary? However, I’m...

How bloggers earn serious money on Instagram

AN Australian model and teenage blogger captured the world’s attention when she quit social media a fortnight ago. Essena O’Neill’s followers — more than a...

3 Major Things to Never Forget During Failure

Failure happens to everyone. However, failure doesn't have to rule your life. There are things that you can control and things that you can't...

The Price of Everything & Value of Nothing

Just before a man in an Amazon van pulled up with Andrew Sobel's latest books for me to read, I came across this little gem...

Tinder owner Match Group prices IPO at $12 a share

Match Group, the IAC-owned and -controlled parent company of some of the world's biggest dating apps and websites, priced its initial public offering at $12 per...

11 Ways to Avoid a Broken Strategy

Creating a strategy is often elegant. It can be a clean and sophisticated process and often looks like a wonderful dream - albeit one...

Simple Transformation Advice for Leaders

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that these days, transformational leadership is an absolute necessity for companies that want...

High-Calibre Programme Management

Programme management involves the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a group of projects and transformation activities to deliver outcomes and benefits relating to...

People – Process – Technology: PPT!

Most business problems are either the fault of, or can be solved by 
People, Process and Technology. A group of guys I worked with believe we...
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President Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma as ecommerce giant pushes...

U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task - putting questions to Chinese internet billionaire...

Facebook activates Safety Check feature again after bombing in Nigeria

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature in Nigeria, following a deadly bombing in a marketplace that claimed the lives of at least 32...

Release Your Inner Quixote!

The Dancing Guy video taught us a lot about the importance of leadership and specifically the first follower. I also sense it taught us...

5 Reasons Why You Blew the Job Interview

You got called for an interview! That, in itself, is fantastic news. Clearly, your resume articulated how your skills and background could potentially make...

Marriott International to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2B

US hoteliers Marriott International and Starwood Hotels have agreed a $12.2bn (£8bn) deal to create the world's biggest hotel company. Marriott International (MAR) has agreed...

12 Business Experts – Teaching Business Success

WOW! What an amazing 3 weeks during the FREE Business Success Online Summit. 12 internationally recognised business experts/speakers sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise....

THE 3 Questions to Working YOUR Passion

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley The phone doesn’t stop ringing. Emails...

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...

Global markets face rocky day as France opens for trade

Markets face a turbulent open on Monday after the Paris attacks, as the French stock exchange says it will open for trading as usual. World...

How Karen Got her Job and Why Doug Didn’t Part 2

Part I of this post described Karen's success in finding a new job. Thank you to everyone who wrote that they were looking forward to learning...

How to Close Your Innovation Gap

Innovation is about survival and widely recognised as an important driver of economic growth. But believing in innovation is not enough. Neither is using...

So You Want to be a Digital Enterprise

It would be safe for you to assume that most companies use digital technology in some form, but getting beyond obvious and basic technology...

20 Ways to Create a Sense of Urgency

Have you noticed that the people who make things happen in this world value and share a similar sense of urgency? Regardless of what people...

How Karen Got her Job and Why Doug Didn’t Part l

In the life of a career coach, there are clients who take advice and there are clients who make excuses. Today, I'm profiling two...

HOW TO

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...

How Would You Score Your Reputation?

Your reputation is different than your integrity, in many ways it is more dynamic and complex. Like integrity, I believe there is a score...
The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

If 30% of all small business website traffic comes from search engines, do you know where the remaining 70% of your traffic is coming from? Regardless of...

Genital surgery on the rise as women pursue Barbie doll look

IT’S a question that might shock — what should a woman look like down under? Researchers trying to understand a nearly threefold increase in Medicare...
How to Prevent Innovation From Being Just Plain Boring

How to Prevent Innovation From Being Just Plain Boring

You see it every day. Brands talking about how innovative they are, how this new widget will transform their business, and how millions of...
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