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Networking for leadership enterprise

In Branding, Collaboration, Development, Networking, Personal Branding on December 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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Enterprise leadership is the art of encouraging leaders to focus on organizational outcomes and working on behalf of the firm as a whole, as opposed to placing a focus only on their own team. This holistic approach compels consideration at a more strategic level. In other words, working for the greater good.

So as a leader, when you’re invited to events, it’s a good idea to bear this in mind and consider how to leverage from these events to make potential new connections, build on existing relationships and even open up opportunities for the business you represent. It’s not simply about being present at these events, but about strategic networking. So let’s look at some strategies.

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Waste not want not: The art of lean thinking

In Branding, Development, Effectiveness, Inspire, Leadership, Learning, Performance Management, Personal Branding, Philosophy, Positive Thinking on October 13, 2014 at 2:51 am

Ever heard the phrase a messy desk is a messy mind? Or ever heard a colleague utter the dreaded words: now where is that file? I had it right here. (Rustle rustle) Ahh there it is! Found it!

And surely you’ve noticed how much longer it takes you to find things in a cluttered environment?

It starts with space. Your space defines who you are.

Some view this as a tangible showcase of where you call home. Or perhaps where you work.

The realists. The rationalists. They speak in quantifiable amounts of things you can tick off on a checklist. The house. The garden. The extra room. The office. The desk. These are extensions to their existence. It becomes an external factor.

The dreamers, the free spirits, however, have a slightly different take on this. In their eyes, your space is right where you are at that given moment in time. It is an internal factor. A different philosophy.

Neither is right or wrong.

But no matter what school of thought you live by, lean thinking applies to both when progress and performance is at stake.

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Crafting your personal brand

In Branding, Communication, Creative, Development, Inspire, Leadership, Personal Branding, Philosophy on September 15, 2014 at 1:33 am

A friend recently asked me to help him craft his personal brand. He recognized that I’d written on the topic before and had some knowledge in building one. He spoke about wanting to align it to sharpening an existing curriculum vitae.

So I told him that before we could get to work, that he had to consider his personal brand from a few angles. What exactly did he want (or need) to tell his audience?

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