Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Personal Development

Personal Development

Unless a person commits to continual growth, success is likely to become complacency.

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...
Two Ears and One Mouth.

Two Ears and One Mouth.

While meeting with a new client the other day I noticed that I was listening to a “dump”. This is not that unusual in...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....

The Importance Of Developing An Employee Reward System

The ability to select rewards and time them properly is one of a manager’s most important tools. It is used for increasing the effectiveness...

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...

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...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...
Leadership is... Building Leaders

Leadership is… Building Leaders

In November 2014 I wrote blogs on leadership and followership. I asked the question, what are leaders without followers? As I re-read both posts...
A Milestone - #100!

A Milestone – #100!

Webster defines a milestone as “An important point in the progress or development of something; a very important event or advance.” This post is...
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

The work of author and business coach Marshall Goldsmith, in particular his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (2007), were key...

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 Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

Yes, I’m biased. I’m a former theatre guy. I think of this as I stumble on an article about improvisation in, of all places, the...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

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...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...

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...
TREASURE EVERY MOMENT

TREASURE EVERY MOMENT

To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who failed his final exam. To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

Most people associate fear in business with losing a job and becoming unemployed. That is a reasonable thing to worry over.  It has never...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...

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...
Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
How to Write Content

How to Write Content that Gets Over 100,000 Views (a Formula...

What if I told you that there’s a formula that you can use to repeatedly write an article that gets 100,000 views, or more?...
Why NOT Be High Touch?

Why NOT Be High Touch?

I wait in a TSA line at LaGuardia Airport, inching my way toward the front, when I notice a man and a woman. They...

Developing Good Habits to Improve Your Retail Store

E-commerce is quickly taking over the market and brick and mortar stores are slowly losing their popularity. That is one of the reasons why...

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...

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...

Modernize Your Resumes for 2016

From fashion to the world of business, nearly everything is subject to trends. Resumes are no different, even though traditional resume formatting and content...
Summer Slow-Down Lessons

Summer Slow-Down Lessons

My friend Marc Rubin and I tease our colleague Tina Governo. You seem to be working harder than ever, we chuckle during a phone chat...
Leadership

Leadership is Everyone’s Business: Successful Leaders are Everywhere

Everybody is born with unique leadership abilities Sometimes we tend to forget that everybody can enjoy the same things as us. Sometimes we ignore the...

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past twenty three weeks I have written a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...
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...
I’m Sorry and It Will Happen Again

I’m Sorry and It Will Happen Again

How often do you find yourself making the same mistake? Again. And Again. I was talking to a colleague, who also happens to be my...

How Flexible Are You? The Soft Skill of Adaptability.

I read somewhere recently that Soft Skills have become today’s Hard Skills. This is something to think about as we move further into the...

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...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...

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...
Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to the capacity of an individual to understand others, what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they can...

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...

Teamwork II – Using Soft Skills as a Member of a...

Last week’s post on Team building was from the perspective of the builder, or leader of a team. However, you don’t have to be...

How-To Analyse Your Social Media Audience (And What To Do)

DID YOU KNOW: 60% OF MARKETERS IDENTIFY “MEASURING ROI” AS ONE OF THEIR TOP THREE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CHALLENGES? I know first hand how difficult...
Get Some Brain Rest

Get Some Brain Rest

You know you’re smart. On any given day you can figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is going on strike....

6 Secrets Successful People Know About Emotional Competence

Words spoken cannot be unsaid. A few years ago I was in a meeting with a cross-functional leadership team and my boss (who seemed...

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...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...
How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

Career transitions can be daunting in today’s market where hiring managers expect to immediately see how you are a perfect fit for the position...

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...

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...

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...
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...

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...

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...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Easy-To-Follow 7-Day LinkedIn Action Plan

DID YOU KNOW: 62% OF MARKETERS CONSIDER LINKEDIN A SUCCESSFUL REVENUE DRIVER? LinkedIn is the best B2B social network and there is no doubt about...

Q: Why is My Resume Being Ignored? A: It Must Answer...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Just (Don’t) Do It… are Maria Sharapova’s sponsors too quick to...

Tennis superstar Sharapova has flunked a drugs test and been suspended from the sport. That's astounding in itself but the alacrity with which key...

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...

The Secret To An Effective Online Home Business

Running an online home business is one of the most profitable and simplest business models around. But many people who enter into the online...

I was a “Loser” then ONE THING Changed My Life: 4...

“You suck.” “You're a freak.” “You’re lame.” I used to believe everything people told me, especially when they told me about myself. Some people...
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...

3 Trigger-Point Questions

Two political conventions rolled over us in the US. Public discourse in the aftermath got more heated than it had already been. Even if...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...

5 reasons why we hate conference calls

Conference calls are the bane of my life and if you are reading this I’m guessing maybe yours too? They have become so clichéd...

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...
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...

HOW TO

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 Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like It or Not

The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like...

You find yourself trolling Reddit or online shopping for new Post-it notes before completing that single aggravating task. You know you need to make...

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...

Google ‘Plastic’ – really realer than real? Get real

Virtual Reality is so last year. Who says? Google do. They have just rewritten the rule book by launching the World's first 'actual reality' headset called...
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...
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