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?
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
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
Have you seen the recently released New Clues manifesto (of sorts)? Gack! The ClueTrain guys are back, and on the attack – for sure. Dizzyingly poetic, aspirational and urgent, it is all that a call to action should be. I … Continue reading Why Do You Need Your Own Manifesto? Because They Get You To ACTION.
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
We are currently hiring a Communications Coordinator in Vancouver. I asked HR to see every resume and cover letter so that I have the full picture of the range of candidates. It is an interesting, fairly sobering process. There is … Continue reading Hotmail Hiring (Note: NOT Auditioning Male Strippers)
A few months ago I wrote about a person central to my network, Richard Martin, someone, well, someone you should know. Today, perfectly timed with Working Out Loud week #WOLweek, I wanted to introduce you (in my own way) to someone … Continue reading The Person To Person Economy: You Should Know…Simon Terry #WOLweek
I have been down to San Francisco a few times and mixed with some Silicon Valley tech heads. The energy there, in the tech industry, is literally tangible. A tech room is heavy and sweaty with potential. It is simultaneously heady … Continue reading I Have An $8 Million Idea. FOR SURE! Silicon Valley Told Me
I shared a short tale about a young professional’s reflective philosophy last week <Ponder, Ponder, Ponder, Collaborate, Re-think, Revise, Submit.> She is in good company, for this week such an approach was reinforced twice by admirable people. Firstly, my colleague … Continue reading Let’s Ponder Some More…