Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Personal Development

Personal Development

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

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

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 Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...
Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Bill was frustrated; his boss just didn’t get it. Bill thought his boss expected too much. In my conversation with Bill he said, “My...
Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Ask yourself these questions: How many customers do you have? Which customers are the most profitable for your business? Which customers do you enjoy...
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...
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...

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...
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...
Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Many people think that in a Digital Era positioning statements and McCarthy’s 4P’s became outdated and obsolete. They say that there’s a “new dawn”...
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...
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...
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...
How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar

How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar [The Free Guide]

Did you know that 500 million tweets are sent every single day? That is, on average, 6,000 tweets every single second. How can you...
What’s That Knocking at the Door?

What’s That Knocking at the Door?

When I started writing this blog in 2014, my initial intent was to write about my journey as I started my own business as...
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 –...

2.4 million sq ft of whoa? CES ’17 reviewed

CES welcomed 170k+ delegates this week with a poster promising "2.4 million sq ft of whoa". So now it's all over, is the verdict...
The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

  Did you know that there are 2.3 billion active social media users? Social Media is here, and it’s here to stay with 91% of...

What happens in Vegas… a preview of CES 2017

The 50th iteration of the geek-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off tomorrow under the banner of 'The Future is Now'. After...
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...
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...
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...
Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a continuous journey — we should never stop learning. One of the most effective ways of learning and growing, according to Kouzes...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Setting Targets for the New Year?

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year...

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 HYPER-CONTEXTUALIZE

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT. Granular HYPER-CONTEXT. Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation. It invites complex inquiry. It inhibits a conversational shut-down. It hopefully normalizes...

Forget the Information Age – Welcome to the Immersive Age

Genesis for the Immersive Age was with early video games where players became engrossed in virtual worlds for hours on end. Or, if you...

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...

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Did you know that 52% of people who click on PPC ads will follow up by calling the advertiser? Pay-Per-Click has been a hot topic...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...
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...
How to beat the Monday morning office blues

How to beat the Monday morning office blues

You’ve got a seriously bad case of the Monday morning blues. It creeps up midway through Sunday afternoon, this unmoveable feeling of dread that has...

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 to Professionally Introduce An Expert Speaker

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE #1 PHOBIA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? As a professional speaker, there is a lot you need to do, and remember...
You Have Been Missing This One Thing Your Entire Professional Life

You Have Been Missing This One Thing Your Entire Professional Life

Everyone else seemed on top of their game. I couldn’t figure anything out. Every other person knew what to do. I didn’t. You know the feeling,...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
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...
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...
5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

Did you know that 43% of UK workers feel as though their current job does not keep them engaged? Having a job whether it be...

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into...
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...
7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 75% OF ENTREPRENEURS THAT BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR CREATIVITY POTENTIAL? We have all gone through periods...
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...
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...

10 reasons why you are smart…even though YOU don’t think so

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence". So said prolific...

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? ...
Leadership is... About Who We Are Leading

Leadership is… About Who We Are Leading

I’m in the midst of getting my materials ready for the Leadership course I will be teaching this coming January at the University of...
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...
Work-From-Home

Why the Trump Administration May Elevate the Work-From-Home Ethic

Ever since the incredible election of New York billionaire Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States, there has been...

False modesty sucks

Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. And confident enough to say it. As he was famously quoted, "it ain't bragging if it's true". So why do...

[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...

Humans need not apply… are robots really taking our jobs?

Elon Musk has a fairly dystopian view of the future job market. In a recent interview with CNBC he predicted that robots will take...
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...
Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

The path of becoming a thriving and successful entrepreneur is more than likely a process of trial an error, and here are some tips...
Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

It starts with the speeches. You know the little speech you rehearse in your head, getting ready for the big moment when you finally...
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...
How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

I was reminded of a great secret yesterday. It came twice, both times unexpectedly. It started while I was making chocolate batter pancakes covered with Nutella...
Smile Mechanics

Smile Mechanics

There is a field of smile studies. Yes, there really is. This got my attention. Most of us believe that smiling is a good thing,...
WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

African fashion is an excellent way to promote African creativity- separating the wheat from the chaff. It’s a means of art and communication to...

Don’t play the blame game

"It's not me, it's you". How many relationships (both personal and business) have ended with those words. And the truth is, it's most likely...
The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

Stress is a natural part of work. It affects us all, whether we know it or not. A little bit of stress can actually...
3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

  With over 35% of users accessing LinkedIn every day and 25 million profiles viewed on a daily basis, LinkedIn is the most effective B2B...
What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and while pretty much every business owner or manager is thinking about how to entice as many customers...
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...
Why You Wanna Greet Well

Why You Wanna Greet Well

Hi. How are you? A standard greeting. We utter it daily, many times over. A great social invitation, right? Well, it ought to be....
What's the ONE thing that will make the difference

What’s the ONE thing that will make the difference?

There are only two months left in 2016.  So Carpe Diem – seize the day – or actually…. Seize the next two months with...
Lead with Your Energy Touch

Lead with Your Energy Touch

I spent four days in Chicago last month, hosting a leadership program. I enjoyed my group immensely. The energy was good. That’s my language of...

HOW TO

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...
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...

Email Marketing: Personalise Your Emails To Get More Sales

  DID YOU KNOW: 74% OF MARKETERS SAY TARGETED PERSONALISATION INCREASES CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT? Email marketing can be one of the most powerful tools when it comes...

How To Create Successful Habits

Find out how forming the right habits can literally make you or break you. You will find out the reason why bad habits are...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...
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