Tag Archives: Communication

7 Tools I Use For Social Media, Blogging & Productivity

Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by .

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Tweet Sendpepper // 123rf // Hootsuite // Buffer // WordPress // Action Method // Woothemes People often ask me what tools I like to use as a leadership blogger, a non-profit entrepreneur and professional speaker. I need to deliver my creative best in the most efficient and leveraged way I can. Never ones to be […]

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You’ve Changed!

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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Tweet It’s said like an insult… “You’ve changed!” Perhaps you were in a conversation with a lifelong friend or a family member. Something you did or said wasn’t quite what you always used to do or say. And then out it comes, with a hint of disgust… “You’ve changed!” Here’s the problem: if you want […]

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Breaking It Down

Breaking It Down

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by .

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Tweet I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. On the one hand they sell exceptionally cost-effective furnishings that can often look good for the price. On the other hand I so often find that the frustration of dealing with their products overshadows the money I save. Take the shelving system I bought last weekend for […]

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Green Light Policy

Green Light Policy

Posted on 14. Sep, 2010 by .

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Tweet Most teams have their default setting set to “wait”. If you see an opportunity, write a plan, submit it to the right people, chase it up, wait for a decision to be handed down. Wait. If there’s a problem, tell the right person about it or ask what you’re allowed to do about it. […]

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What’s The Story?

What’s The Story?

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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Tweet Great leaders have long understood the power of stories. A well-told story can achieve what operations manuals, mission statements, KPI’s and staff meetings rarely do. Renowned business author and speaker Tom Peters, in his book Leadership, said “A key – perhaps THE key – to leadership is the effective communication of a story”. That’s […]

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A Critique Of Criticism

A Critique Of Criticism

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tweet Recently a friend said to me, “Criticism is the death gargle of a non-achiever”. It’s a great statement and I’ve found it to be true. Many years of leadership have given me the opportunity to see the long-term impact of different mindsets on a person’s life. The truth is that all too often those […]

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You Lost Me At Hello

You Lost Me At Hello

Posted on 23. Aug, 2009 by .

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Tweet I flew into New York City for the first time last week and was stunned by the impact that city can make on you, even from the sky. I was in awe, taking photo after photo. Our week there only confirmed that first impression. But I thought about articles I’ve read lately on ‘making […]

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