My nephew turned 19 last week while I was in the UK. I told him, “No present from me, mate. 18 was a landmark age, 19…meh.” We talked about those important birthdays. My sister turned 50 while I was there … Continue reading Suddenly, I’m In The “Heading to Retirement” Cohort.
Yes, personal branding is an ugly moniker. It feels a bit degrading to the human experience, making us a product. That notwithstanding, ensuring others know how wonderful you are should be an individual’s business imperative. As we move to the … Continue reading I Have A Skill That Will Be In Demand, Starting About Now.
A basic premise of personal branding is that by sharing your inimitable genius you can then earnestly and openly ask “How can I help?“ I write about this a lot: here, here, here, there, there. The answer to that question becomes: “…like … Continue reading Reciprocation: Make Life Easier For Stakeholders And They Owe You #PersonalBranding
The last few posts have investigated just how well we know ourselves. Personal branding is about making a claim for yourself: This is me in my genius. Understanding that there is something else going on in the way we act, … Continue reading Attack Of The Brain! Just How Well Do You Know Yourself?
Consider this: As Person A, you are given $10 and told to make a RATIONAL decision about how much to share with person B. Person B can accept the division of monies or not. If not, no-one gets to keep … Continue reading Why Being Sympathetically Irrational Is The De Facto Decision-Making Position
Think of the first word that comes to mind when you read this word: Blue… OK, let’s try another one. What is the first word that comes to mind when you see this word…? Green… Turns out about 40% of … Continue reading Your Brainstorming Style: Harmonic Or Dissenting?
Like intertwining your thumbs, this is a really easy indicator of your brain’s persuasion. Do you approach the world from a position of empathy or power? Do you put yourself in the narrative driving seat, or others? Let’s see… Draw … Continue reading What Kind Of Brain Do You Have? Empathetic Or Powerful
Grasp your hands together, intertwining fingers. Which thumb is on top of you grasp? If the left, this indicates a right-brained approach to the work – visual, spatial, intuitive. If the right thumb tops the pile, you lean to the … Continue reading Right-Brained Or Left-Brained? Let Your Thumbs Decide
Peter Drucker defined a knowledge worker as someone with the “ability to acquire and apply theoretical and analytic knowledge.” How our brain operates, and how our instincts and strengths define us, is instrumental in understanding how we add value. Especially … Continue reading What Kind Of Decision-Making Brain Do You Have? Automatic Or Conscious
There is a famous Northwestern study by Uzzi et al that investigates the power of Q – the level of social intimacy in high- and low-performing teams. It began with the study of what makes a hit Broadway show, and … Continue reading What’s Your Level Of Social Intimacy? The Power Of Q Reveals All