Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

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...

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...

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...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

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...
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.” –...
Funding Consultant

Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...

Fringe Friends

I have noticed when you watch cable news, you would think that those on what a few people called the “fringe” of a particular political...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

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....

Living Your Passion: Reality or Fiction?

“Be Like the Bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.” –Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird,...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...

Why Being Hungry Is Good For Entrepreneurs

Do you know what you call an entrepreneur who’s NOT “hungry?” A starving entrepreneur. The simple truth is that if you’re not hungry enough for...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...

BLACK LIFE MATTERS: But Do People care about you marching anymore?

You don’t get Black Power by marching and chanting! You get power by doing what other groups have done. The Jews didn’t march and...
How Mirroring Expands Impact

How Mirroring Expands Impact

Successful people know how to mirror. They mirror consciously. They mirror well. The power of mirroring has been keenly on my mind in the aftermath...

Do Your Hear With Your Third Ear?

I have always loved the notion of a Third Eye. According to chakra symbology, the Third Eye sits right in the center of our forehead....

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...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...

How To Be A Chief Energy Officer

Aetna has a Chief Mindfulness Officer. Corporate Consultants are rebranding themselves as Chief Inspiration Officers. Tony Schwartz, author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working:...

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...

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...

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...
How To Deal With The Financial Side Of Divorce

How To Deal With The Financial Side Of Divorce

Besides the emotional trauma that divorcees experience, there is another side of divorce that causes trouble, and that is the financial side of it....

The AND Proposition

AND. Simple little word, isn’t it? We don’t like it in sentence construction. It signals run-on-sentence hell. We like it everywhere else. In the canon...

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...

Be an Attention-Grabber

Attention, says Chris Hayes, the moderator of MSNBC’s “All In” program, is the scarcest commodity of the 21st century. True. In her book “Reclaiming Conversation,”...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...

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...

How To Get Unstuck

It is so simple. It is always available to us. And we forget. When a business conversation suddenly gets stuck. When we start playing verbal ping...

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...

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...

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...
Practice the Relaxation Paradox

Practice the Relaxation Paradox

I want to yell at the dental assistant. Mariana is taking an x-ray. My mouth is stretched open wide, a metal contraption wedged into...
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...
The Zen of Getting in Sync

The Zen of Getting in Sync

Cool when science catches up with what we already know. That occurs to me as I flip through the latest article by Sue Shellenbarger, my...
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...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...

HOW TO

The medium is the message but what is the medium?

Can we meet you? The lead panelist echoed to me. I was shaken but managed to recite my name. My name is Femi Oni...
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 –...
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...

The Gifts of Speed Control

I have learned to take a pause. George, the CFO of a multi-billion dollar business, says this to me last week. George is strategy-smart, results-driven,...
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...
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