Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Personal Development

Personal Development

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

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...

8 Reasons Leadership Means Selling

I was recently presented with an interesting challenge. In a more or less routine process of regular performance evaluation I found myself in strong...
Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude

This is a different kind of Energy Boost. I think of it as the Thanksgiving Special. It’s a milestone week for me, and I want...

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...

How Do You Manage Your 5/5/5?

Hustle and hubbub at the DMEXCO tradeshow in Cologne. As I enter a large tent a little off to the side, the noise subsides....
The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

What if you gave a party and no one came? It’s almost worse than getting stood up for a date.  At least on a no-show...

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...

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...
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...
Underwhelm Yourself

Underwhelm Yourself

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There...
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 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...
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...
When Beanbag Chairs and Foosball Tables Aren’t Enough

Hi-Tech: When Beanbag Chairs and Foosball Tables Aren’t Enough

I read a great post a week or so ago titled “Adaptability: The Key Leadership Trait in the Digital Transformation” by Daniel Newman. Reading...

How to Become a Better Manager

I remember when I used to be the employee with the grumpy manager; I could never get a compliment from him no matter how...
How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

  Did you know that 87% of online marketers use Video content as a ways to sell their products/services? In one of my last articles of...

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Blog in 2016.

Forget Everything you know About Blogging With over 78% of consumers stating that they trust brands who provide customized content, it’s no surprise that so...

Who called the LinkedIn Police?

Last week I wrote a serious social commentary piece about whether oversharing on social platforms could lead to serious consequences. In that article, I...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

Claim Your Slivers of Space

A sliver of space. I love that phrase and cannot take credit for it. It is a gift from my colleague Alli Polin. Do you...

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...

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...

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...
5 "Leadership" Lessons of Donald J. Trump

5 “Leadership” Lessons of Donald J. Trump

Like many people around the world I was surprised by the election of Donald Trump but I was not shocked at all. In my...

Six (and a half) Excellent Management Skills

Having spent the good part of a decade researching management and two decades training management, leadership and communication, I thought it would be worthwhile...

Will your digital past come back to haunt you?

At the US Presidential debate last Sunday 'regular guy' Ken Bone became an overnight sensation. With his natty red cable knit sweater and earnest...
No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

Have you ever worked for a terrible communicator? Perhaps you have a family member who routinely criticizes everyone. There’s nothing like the dysfunctions of others to...

[Public Speaking] Case Studies That Help Business Growth

I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SPOKE IN PUBLIC AT AN EVENT AND I WAS SHAKING, MY HANDS WERE SWEATY AND IT WAS THE...

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?...
When We Hit PLAY

When We Hit PLAY

Banter in my Facebook tribe last Friday (yes, I’m on Facebook). A quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of the revered book Magical Child,...
How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

You must have heard how important it is to have a blog for your business. In fact, numerous studies showed different case studies of how...
Running Your Business from a Smartphone

Running Your Business from a Smartphone

If you know somebody who doesn’t own a mobile phone, it’s safe to say you’re part of a very exclusive club. From playing games...

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...
The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

Journalists refer to the “lead” as the first few sentences that quickly tell the reader what the story is about.  The phrase “never bury...

Three Steps to a Successful Career Change

Career changes are challenging in today’s market where hiring managers expect to understand immediately how you are a perfect fit for the role at hand. Strong...

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...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...

When We Are Happy For Others

I am happy for you. Powerful words, right? And my two favorite variations: I am so pleased for you (a bit more cautious). I am thrilled for you (yes, over...
How to Be Promotable

How to Be Promotable: 3 Surprising Things You Need to Know

What does it take to get promoted? Most people think being good at your job is enough.  They’re wrong. I met a woman on a plane...
5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

According to Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, it only takes 100 milliseconds to form an impression of someone just from looking at...
What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy At Work?

What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy...

For the majority of every day workers. The usual working day involves staying stuck behind a desk for hours on end, 9-5. With a...
21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

  Whilst content marketing costs 62% less than outbound marketing, it generates more than three times as many leads. What innovative and useful content marketing...

Winners never quit and quitters never win…

Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American Football, but he also had an uncanny knack of providing some...
The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

Right now I have a fair number of business people talking to me about growing their businesses.  Some are one person businesses or solopreneurs...
10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

There’s a month to go until year end.  Super duper yikes!!  Where has the year gone? I’m guessing that like me, you have one eye...

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...

Self – less Selfies!

So at the end of the year we get bombarded by lists of all sorts, most of which are fun. Who has the most money? Bill...

Honesty!

Honesty means being trustworthy, loyal, fair and sincere along with an absence of lying. Honesty includes integrity and helps form your reputation. See recent and...
business news

Dr Mosongo Moukwa: M&A activity in chemical industry to persist in...

Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the chemical industry have remained robust. Year 2016 will be known as the year of mega deals,...

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...

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...
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...

The Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we...

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...
What To Do When Your Wordpress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

What To Do When Your WordPress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

In the world of web, you are completely dependent on the search engines for your site’s search rankings and you cannot do anything about...
What's it's like to have nearly 60 angel investors and no VC firms.

What’s it’s like to have nearly 60 angel investors and no...

I have written a lot about my journey as a founder and CEO. I've written about guest lecturing at the business school that once...
Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Is your interview process driving the best people away? The days of the all-powerful employer sitting back while the candidate tries to impress them...

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...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...
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...

Book Review: Leading Digital or Clinging to Old Models?

In their new book “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation”, the authors Didier Bonnet, George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, demonstrate how true digital...

The ONE thing that will make the difference in your business

‘A pinch and a punch for the first of the month…..’ A new month dawned 6 days ago. March. The beginning of Spring in the...
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....
Our actions are a reflection of who we are

Our actions are a reflection of who we are.

Over the past week, two clients have asked me why people act the way they do and why some people are jerks. This was,...

5 Crucial Blogging Mistake Newbies Should Avoid

Newbies are the bloodline to the blogging community. Without them, internet is a place of ghosts. This article focus towards the mistakes these newbies...

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,...

Print Reading is Dead – Is Your Resume Ready for it’s...

It’s been said before – your resume must impress in record time – a matter of seconds. What many don’t realize, however, is that...
Self-actualization

Do You Want a Paycheck or Self-actualization?

People will work for money. But if you want your team to actually care, it takes more than cash. Whenever I write emotional engagement, I...
Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

Efficient Customer Support: Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

With numerous brands hitting the shores, many of the existing brands are finding it exceedingly difficult to retain their customers. Most of these brands...
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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...

Blogging Matters

Marketing is a big deal in any business. Across the board, businesses need to market their company and products to the consumer. In a...

HOW TO

How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes

How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes?

 All occasions are extremely special days for everyone and they are delighted to have these golden days in their lives. Everyone happily invite their...

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...

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 Give a Great Speech

Little Moments, or How to Give a Great Speech

I was supposed to give a presentation at the GuruFocus conference in Omaha, a day before Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. I was more nervous...
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHER GARTNER, AI BOTS WILL POWER 85% OF ALL CUSTOMER SERVICE INTERACTIONS BY 2020. AI (Artificial Intelligence) has been a hot topic in...
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