Go Fast, Turn Left…

The topic for this weekend’s #USBlogs post “What are you afraid of, and (more importantly), what are you doing about it?” was suggested by @donfperkins Like many, I share a few traditional and customary fears: I have a healthy interest in keeping my feet on the floor (rather than attached to the end of a […]

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You’ da man! (building your offline ‘Klout’)

When “Building your offline Klout” was announced as the theme for week 3 of the #UsGuys #UsBlogs weekend blogging challenge, I was initially uncertain which direction to take… Is the topic suggestive of building your network, establishing your personal brand, raising your profile or becoming a trusted authority? That I immediately started to think of […]

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[Book Review] The Now Revolution

The Now Revolution, 7 Shifts to make your business faster, smarter, and more social by Jay Baer & Amber Naslund What’s it about? As the title suggests, the book explores shifts in a range of business areas, including talent attraction, product innovation, sales and marketing, client feedback and satisfaction as well as crisis management. So […]

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The End of the Visionary? Leadership in 21st Century

It wasn’t that long ago that being a leader meant being the most assertive, driven, autocratic and demanding person in the room. Exemplary leaders of the last few centuries have been innovators, thought leaders and icons with unshakably confidence in the direction they were leading their business. One can only imagine how intimidating and exhilarating it […]

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How do you stay connected to what your clients REALLY need from you?

If you are a marketing professional, how do you stay tuned to the dual role you have? On the one hand, you help the organization to connect more efficiently with their customer base. If your clients are anything like mine, they probably know they need help with: finding ways to increase the volume of work […]

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Do you have time to make a new friend today?

Today an inbound unsolicited cold call got me thinking. Do we always welcome new contacts into our lives with an open attitude, or do we inadvertently shoo them away with quiet reserve and resistance? “Have I caught you at a bad time? the caller asked, No? then please allow me to introduce myself…” And so […]

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Sign me up to move mountains every time…

In a recent panel discussion at The Executive Roundtable about switching gears and changing careers mid-path, Colleen Albiston, Global Head of Tax Marketing for KPMG memorably stated that she focuses on turnarounds, new growth and marketing change…adding “I’m not your maintenance gal…” Colleen comes from a place of truly knowing where she adds value, and […]

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I see dead people…

If you’re a fan of M.Night Shayamalan then you’ll recognize this memorable line from the Movie The Sixth Sense.  This is the moment when Haley Joel Osment provides Bruce Willis with a huge insight into what might be going on. He goes on to share that they are… “Walking around like regular people. They don’t […]

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