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Principle

Try the 90/10 Principle

90 minutes of focused activity, followed by a 10-minute interval of conscious rejuvenation, maximize productivity. Yes, that’s the 90/10 principle. Who came up with that, you...

Is Facebook really as addictive as Cocaine?

Hooked on Facebook? Well according to a recent study it affects your brain in the same way as using cocaine, gambling or alcohol... The latest...

A Story About Disruption or The Magnificent 7 @ Work

7 who fought like 700, this is probably what Calvera thought when he saw his well-oiled racket empire being challenged by a bunch of...

“They say that these are not the best of times, but...

Billy Joel's words as a young man transcended his age and are as relevant now as the day they were written in Summer Highland...
Twitter Features

7 Secret Twitter Features You Should Be Using #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: A DAY’S WORTH OF TWEETS WOULD FILL A 10 MILLION PAGE BOOK?! I have always said that Twitter is my favourite network....

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...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...
Mind-expanding digital apps to help you do more of what matters

Mind-expanding digital apps to help you do more of what matters

Once upon a time on a Reddit thread, someone posed the question, if a person from 50 years ago stepped into a time machine and...
6 Major Benefits of Outsourcing Call Centre Functions To India

6 Major Benefits of Outsourcing Call Centre Functions To India

India has always been preferred by global organisations when it comes to outsourcing. There are various reasons because of which call centres in India...
7 Success Tips On Pinterest For Business

7 Success Tips On Pinterest For Business

  Did you know that 93% of Pinterest users shop online, and purchase products? Pinterest is the second fastest growing social network behind SnapChat, and it...
The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

Could you do me a favor?  It’s a common phrase, but it’s packed with meaning. Most of us like to do favors.  But we’re often...

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...

What does your connected car REALLY know about you?

As the Paris Motor Show revs up this week, much of the hype surrounding the event is about connectivity. McKinsey have predicted that the...
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...

Why Your Success is Not a Straight Line: A Lesson in...

We choose to climb mountains, not because they’re easy, but because they’re hard.  We choose our careers, not because they’re easy, but because they’re hard.  What’...
Leadership is … Understanding Our Followers

Leadership is … Understanding Our Followers

At some point in the workshop I conduct on interpersonal communications skills using the SOCIAL STYLEs model, I invariably make the comment that with...
How To Do What You Love For A Living

How To Do What You Love For A Living

  DID YOU KNOW IT TAKES 10,000 HOURS TO BECOME AN EXPERT? Back in 1997, when eBay was just a year old, I was burnt out...

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...

Top 12 Contributors on Business Gists

Business Gists is an online community for inspiration, educative, discovering powered by contributor worldwide where everybody are welcome. Our mission is to provide the...

Talent Management – How Smart Leaders do it differently?

Learn the best practices of employers in modern work world to keep their workforce engaged. Find out the challenges followed by solutions that employers experience while retaining...
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,...

6 Characteristics of Relationships and How to Maintain Them

The article discusses the nature and characteristics of relationships (both personal and professional) and suggests ways to maintain a healthy relationship. When two persons enter...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...
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...

7 Guidelines for On-Site SEO Optimisation #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: 93% OF ALL ONLINE EXPERIENCES BEGIN WITH A SEARCH ENGINE, AND GOOGLE OWNS UP TO 70% OF SEARCH ENGINE MARKET SHARE? On-Site...

Nonverbal Communication – the Ultimate Soft Skill?

Interpersonal communication is a huge part of leadership. The ability to get your message across, whether it’s a simple instruction or a complex expectation,...

Choose Simple, Go Deep

I read this suggestion the other day. It made my skin crawl. Write down 10 things you would like to do differently in 2016, the...

Reap the Rewards of Everyday Transitions

It’s that time of year. Major transitions. We switch from work mode into holiday mode. We transition from one year to the next. A time to...
How to get more organised in 2017

How to get more organised in 2017

Permanently chasing deadlines, losing paperwork in a growing mound of old reports, sporadic email replies and a tendency to forget phoning people back –...

Have Seductive Clarity or be Doomed!

“It doesn’t take any more effort to dream a big dream than it takes to dream a small dream.” General Wesley Clark, Former Head of...
Beyond Shock

Beyond Shock

Shock. And shock. More shock. A US president-elect who by most everyone’s moral compass engages in objectionable business practices, routinely resorts to offensive rhetoric, flaunts...
New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE ACCESSING THE WEB FROM MOBILE DEVICES? Mobile has been a hot topic since 2010 and studies are...

Time Management~Not Multi-Tasking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX6mA8YEDA8 I have been asked many times, how I manage to get so much done in a relatively short period of time. Everyone attributes it...
video

Netflix Is Making Movies Shunned by Studios

Netflix Inc. has proved itself a competitor to established networks in the world of high-quality television series. As it moves into feature films with the...

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful People

Cultivating great impact habits boosts your positive influence, as well as your business’ financial success. This first habit focuses on what you really value. You...
How To Write Content

Blogging 101: How To Write Content Your Audience Will Love

It’s true that websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages. This means that Google will recognise your website as a...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...

Mentors & Millennials

When I first entered the business world - as a millennial (Barely? Labels are a bit hazy when you apply one that you didn’t...

Integrity

Integrity in a role model is hard to find these days. It seems that not a day goes by where we find a politician...
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...

$1 billion city where no one lives

AT FIRST glance it appears to be an illusion — a giant, very pricey one. A new city is being built in the middle...
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...
Tips for Entrepreneurs

Tips for Entrepreneurs to Conquer the World

Every entrepreneur’s dream is to make it big and conquer the world. However, there are lots of bumps and rough patches in the road...
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
The Big Mistake People Make About Money

The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to...
How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

It seems like it happens overnight. One minute you’re the young upstart; the next minute you’re the oldest person in the room. If it suddenly...

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...

The Oz of LinkedIn Notifications!

So you have secured the Wicked Witch of the West’s broom and now are ensured of the Wizard of Oz’s help. The answer to...

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...

Review of Toptal, The Best Freelancing Site

Toptal is the growing network of freelancers (developers only). Toptal is known as the top freelancing platform with top level of interviews. Toptal keeps...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...
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...

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...
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...
What Stock Investors Need to Know, and Why

What Stock Investors Need to Know, and Why

Global markets have done great so far in 2017. Are the gains sustainable? With attractive returns such as haven't been seen for quite a few...
How to Leverage Emotions at Work

How to Leverage Emotions at Work

When was the last time you felt inspired? What made you feel that way? If you’re like most humans, inspiration requires an intense level of...
How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

Did you know that people will spend 3x longer watching a video which is LIVE compared to a video which is no longer live? At...
LinkedIn Finally

LinkedIn Finally Gets “Personal” With Remarketing And Beats Facebook

LINKEDIN HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR GAME. As someone who has a business that is B2B, I have found that LinkedIn has been the most successful...
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...
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...

Streaming services are increasingly seeking exclusives to set them apart from...

More music was consumed in all sorts of ways, from streaming video and audio to good old-fashioned vinyl. There was just one problem - money...
An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

If you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would you say? At a four-day leadership seminar @IMD, I...

Should You Keep Your Boss from Making a Mistake?

What would you do if you knew your boss was making a bad decision?  We’ve all been there.  How did you respond?  Do you...

4 Steps to Camouflaging a Gap in Employment

Overcoming a gap in employment can be overwhelming. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – after working with hundreds of unemployed...

(A) Politically Speaking

Let me start by saying that I am one of the most apolitical (notice the "a", it's important) person on the planet, but as...

Solopreneur or Business Leader – What Do You Want To Be?

Why did you start your own business? To be your own boss? To live your dream? To bring certain products or services to market? ...
The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making

The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making [Part 1]

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS ARE LIKELY TO PURCHASE AN ITEM BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS? What people say on social media about your...
most important skill

The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...

Best Times To Post On Social Media

Do you know the best times to post on social media for each specific network? Social media is great, but it will only provide results...
6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

It is quite a well-known fact that most successful people tend to read a lot. And it is not just out of habit, successful...

HOW TO

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...
How To Do What You Love For A Living

How To Do What You Love For A Living

  DID YOU KNOW IT TAKES 10,000 HOURS TO BECOME AN EXPERT? Back in 1997, when eBay was just a year old, I was burnt out...
How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

Employers should do their best to maximize the investment that they make in each of their workers. One way to do this is to...
All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned...

There’s a lot out there when it comes to job searching advice – from the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating...

Who asks the World’s toughest interview question? (and how would YOU...

The toughest question asked at an interview is posed by Facebook according to a recent Business Insider article. Why? Because Mark Zuckerberg will... "only hire someone...
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