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
One of the first products we made in our personal branding investigation was The Brain! There is a plethora of books on the market about decision-making, y’know Gladwell, Kahneman and Lehrer an’ all. It made sense to take some of the simple … Continue reading We Think We Are In Control. Not So. That Would Be Our Brain.
I believe that work is…necessary, worthwhile, boring, time killer, inspirational. When I think my current work I feel…ambivalent, one step removed. And I wonder…why? Do you ever wonder why? That work is a disconnect, that there could be more? Around … Continue reading I Was Born Ready. I Was Born For Today. It Just Took Me 15 Years To Realize It
I was talking with a contact last week who is building out her (online) business. She has a product, a good product, and is thoroughly developing the brand and marketing collateral. A noticeable absence? There is almost no way for … Continue reading Modern Marketing 101: Be F.R.E.S.H. #14Actions
I wrote a few days ago that communicators should not be a police force. No more hiding in the shadows, monitoring – be the Chief Conversation Starter instead. That takes balls of steel. One way to deal with it: channel … Continue reading The Mad Drunk Uncle At A Wedding Is READY For The Future OF Work #14Actions
A bit like HR, the Communications dept. of the modern enterprise has become bloated and self-important. Everything communicators touch is just so important that they need an extra team member to coordinate that project, or professionalise this process. Bunkum and … Continue reading The Secret To My Success: Fewer Resources, Smaller Budgets
One of the key ideas to WIN in the congested, competitive, crazy modern workplace is creating an AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE – this allows others to create memories (for themselves) about YOU. (This is what personal branding is about, BTW). When my … Continue reading 2015 Hiring: Your Resume Only Says “Over Here!” It Is Your Online / Social Presence That Allows Me To Say “YES!”
It is a topic that will not go away for me. I keep kicking out against the cult of ‘we.’ [For the record, I have to keep stating that I have nothing against the power of us, the team, the … Continue reading Everyone Should Say “I Am…” More. Here’s Why.
Simon Terry has suggested 2015 be Year of the #Otherie. I like it. At the end of 2013, the word of the year was #Selfie, and all us high-minded old people got angry about how self-absorbed Millennials are. But these … Continue reading #Selfie Culture and #Otherie Culture Are Intimate
OMFG! I MADE IT! I MADE IT! I’m SPEECHLESS. I’d like to thank my family and teammates for all their sacrifices etc. Happy Friday. ←This Much We … Continue reading Top 44.5 Under 45 But Over 44