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Lack of Digital Skills Hampers Company Progress

October 16th, 2015

The survey shows that digital skills are essential for growth and success in business today.  These skills range for coding and graphic design to being able to use productivity tools like Dropbox and video conferencing.  VMware CTO Joe Bagley said one of the main problems is that a lot of people thinking digital skills means coding, whereas what it actually means is how people operate in a modern world. “It’s affecting the business and how they interact with customers,” he added.
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August 31st, 2015

I work with all different types of brands in social media marketing, and I’ve noticed one thing is fairly common among prospects in particular: many brands aren’t willing to give clear budget guidance for social media marketing efforts. Read More…

Want Success? Make It About the Team – Always

June 22nd, 2015

To build an empire takes more than one person. It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo entrepreneur, a solo blogger, a solo musician or artist.

To truly build an empire takes more than the soloist you may be – it takes a team. Read More…

How to Effectively Lead Your Employees to Improve Your Business

May 11th, 2015

In a recent interview with my friend Guy Kawasaki, author of Art of the Start 2.0, he mentioned that perhaps the hardest part of building a business was learning how to lead and motivate people. Read More…

4 unwritten commandments of the corporate communicator

April 13th, 2015

Today’s corporate communicator has a legion of responsibilities. Everything from executive communications to media relations to employee communications falls under its umbrella.

Corporate communicators must be good writers. They must be able to hold and lead a meeting. They must have good interpersonal skills. And, they must be able to work well alone–and in a team environment. Read More…

Should You Redefine Leadership in the Workplace?

March 16th, 2015

The one stat you need to know

The spirit of leadership is often misjudged as a gainful way of exercising control, leading to chaos. In essence, it should be recognized as a model that gives more weight to “Giving Control” over “Taking Control”.

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Why Managers MUST be Leaders

February 19th, 2015

Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers MUST be leaders.In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers who cannot lead and leaders who cannot manage. A leader who cannot manage has a vision of where they want to go but no idea of how to get there. A manager who cannot lead is not able to build trust and create engagement within an organization to get to where they need to go. Neither of these scenarios are practical or effective. Read More…

Evolution of the Manager

January 19th, 2015

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

A few months ago I introduced the concept of the 7 Principles of the Future Employee which was followed by The Evolution of the Employee. I’m taking this same approach (principles and evolution) and applying it to managers as well. Last week I shared the 10 Principles of the Future Manager so it’s only fitting that we now get to the evolution of the manager as seen below. Read More…