Saturday, March 23, 2019
Personal Development

Personal Development

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

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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....

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...

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...
Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

The buck stops here. The famous sign on Harry Truman’s desk applies to all of us. At a certain point, we all have a buck...

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...
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...
The Nuances of Deep Involvement

The Nuances of Deep Involvement

Perfect Labor Day gift. I spent a few days last week on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the Leadership Team of a global...
3 new year’s resolution to boost your startup in 2017

3 New Year’s Resolution To Boost Your Startup in 2017

The list of classic New Year’s resolutions that everyone makes but rarely sticks to is long, tired and no doubt very familiar. Make more time...

Is What you are doing Worth your Dying TIME?

I believe when things are bad you can change them..... #iBelieve   Sometimes being an ENTREPRENEUR means using you Mindsight to judge or interpret your Failures. Eye-sight: judging...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...
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...
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...
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...

Start-Up Skills They Don’t Teach In School

Business programs across the country do a pretty good job at teaching business theory. But theory takes you only so far.  There are a...

5 Tips To Improve Your SEO With Help Of Social Media

Your domain authority and brand’s popularity will increase with help a good social media & SEO campaign. Most of us connect SEO (search engine...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...

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,...

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...
My Worst Day as a Father

My Worst Day as a Father

I’ve come to realize that every father will experience what was for me, my worst day. I remember the day when I experienced it...

The Art Of Storytelling By A Storyteller

In 1748, John Montagu the 4th Earl of Sandwich played a lot of cards in his free time. The problem he had, was that...

Stay Calm on the Court

Madison Keys. If you’re a tennis geek like me you know who she is. 21. Rising US tennis star, in spite of a spate of...
Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

What are you going to accomplish this year? Or perhaps at this point, a better question might be, what were you going to accomplish? Have...

Find a Job by Networking the Right Way

There’s One BEST Way to Find a Job and that’s through your network. In 2012, ABC News reported that 80% of job offers were made...
Achieve It

Redefining Success – in 7 Dimensions

Money, status, assets, power!  They’re the markers of success, right? Certainly that’s how I measured success for a long time.  I had a successful business...
The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

Sorry.  Not sorry.  We’re all familiar with the non-apology, people who toss off “I’m sorry” without meaning it or understanding how their actions affect...
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Repetition: Is the Mother of Branding

Repetition in some contexts can be boring. Not so with your brand. Repeating core attributes or strengths of what you offer is a necessity. Those...
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...

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...
GDPR: Why Your Business Needs To Know This Privacy Law

GDPR: Why Your Business Needs To Know This Privacy Law

I love writing content about helping companies go through a digital transformation but there does always come a time where something important happens like...
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Video Case Study:  David – Blogging to Success

   David had been a coach for just over three years when we first connected, and like many coaches, his practice was experiencing many ups...
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...
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...
Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

I was the only white person in the classroom, and I didn’t know how to do the hula, which was embarrassing. Have you ever been...
Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

As LinkedIn continues to grow and expand, it’s account offerings continue to evolve. As has always been the case, members still have free and...
Why Working on Hobbies Makes You Better at Your Job

Why Working on Hobbies Makes You Better at Your Job

Would you hire a wind surfer?  How about a furniture painter?  Would leadership promote someone who spends their weekends writing and reading poetry?  We...
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...

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...
Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

[Free Tool] Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

In the UK, 77% of people have an active Social Media account. Connecting with prospects online has evolved. It used to be enough to just...

Leadership…. A Few Blisters

We usually think of blisters in a negative way. They can hurt, if not looked after can cause infection, and depending where they are,...

How I Turned A Weakness Into A Strength With Social Media!

I have been an introvert all my life. Put me in a room full of people I don't know and I am uncomfortable. Further,...

THE 6-5-4-3-2-1 Most Important Words in Business + Life

I first found this quote almost 30 years ago… forgot about it, and recently found it again. It was relevant then and still is now,...
Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

DID YOU KNOW THAT CONTENT SHARED BY AN EMPLOYEE, OR OWNER OF A BUSINESS RECEIVES 8X MORE ENGAGEMENT THAN CONTENT SHARED BY THE BUSINESSES...

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...

The Business Bullsh*t Quiz – how many do you know?

Straight out of the box, we need to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room. We all action these cliched idioms each and...

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...
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This One Simple Survey Question can Drive Massive Growth

Wondering how to drive massive growth? Your solution may be through one simple survey question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPpenOnwuxY Aamir Noorani has found such method. Noorani is the Chief...

Human Paradox #3: How to Be in the Process of Becoming

From Ali Anani’s provocative post on negativity and positivity, and the dynamic discussion of opposites that ensued, this series titled Human Paradox emerged. When Hamlet...

Small Business and Employees

How many of you think that employees are the most difficult part of a small business? I’m using the definition of a small business...

Will Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content? Exclusive Expert Interview

WILL GOOGLE PENALISE YOU FOR DUPLICATING CONTENT? I was asked this question in my private members group earlier this week, and as a business marketing...
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...

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...
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...
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 Ability to Learn

Last week I wrote about the Ability to Learn in the context of Soft Skills. My comments about self-awareness solicited a response from one...

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...
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...
Fighting What You Control and What You Don’t Control

Fighting What You Control and What You Don’t Control

Over the past few weeks, in a significant number of discussions with a variety of people, the concept of “What do you control and...

Micropreneurship: NOW Is The Right Time To Start!

The term has been in the news in recent months, but what exactly IS a “micropreneur?” In a word, it’s an extremely small business. The...

“Your idea doesn’t work unless you do” – insights from a...

Sabena Suri commenced her career as a brand strategist with some of the World's leading advertising agencies. Now, that spectacular beginning might be sufficient for...
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...
How Positive Thinking is Ruining Your Life

How Positive Thinking is Ruining Your Life

I am a member of a cult. The cult of positive thinking. I know it is mostly garbage. Yet, it makes me feel good. The job...

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...

Top 10 African countries to invest in 2016

As the world continues to witness a paradigm shift from business to politics, 2016 ushers a wave of opportunities never imagined. A look into business...
7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a Conference

7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a...

Organising a conference is a very serious task. I’m not going to lie to you – it’s hard, but if you are up for...

17 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 46% OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE? I was shocked to read that only 54% of small businesses...

HOW TO

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...

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...

[News Alert] How to Add Your URL To Instagram In 15...

Did you know: Instagram’s per-following engagement rate is 58 times higher than Facebook? Earlier this year Instagram announced their new feature called Stories. Ever since...

‘Black Mirror’​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology...

The Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart...
Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: INSTAGRAM’S PER-FOLLOWING ENGAGEMENT RATE IS 58 TIMES HIGHER THAN FACEBOOK?! Instagram are back with a brand new feature that most small businesses...
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