Archive for 'May,2012'

Thought leadership’s powerful impact on your employees

Thought leadership’s powerful impact on your employees

Anyone who thinks that thought leadership is purely an external function aimed at influencing clients and new business prospects, is seriously limiting their potential. Used properly, it is a very powerful tool for motivating and inspiring [...]

10 rules of communication for leaders

10 rules of communication for leaders

I find managing a business really difficult. Seldom a week goes by that I don’t think I could have done something better. And of course as a leader, communicating the vision, communicating change, communicating expectations – [...]

A designer’s portfolio: art vs strategy

A designer’s portfolio: art vs strategy

The perfect graphic design portfolio should be a PDF of high-res images of your “best” work, right? They should be photographed from funky angles and laid out in a way that demonstrates your creative style. And [...]

Does your résumé match up?

Does your résumé match up?

Do you have a computer science degree? Me neither. Up until a few weeks ago, however, everyone thought the now former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson did. Yes, I said former. Thompson was forced to step down [...]

Is hiring confidence returning to the digital talent economy?

Is hiring confidence returning to the digital talent economy?

Over the last 18 months, there has been very little movement in the hiring market as a result of the impact of the global financial crisis and aftermath. Over those 18 months, client-side marketing and agency [...]

How to get ‘change’ front and centre in your business

How to get ‘change’ front and centre in your business

I have been in Asia meeting with a raft of independent digital, creative, PR, research, design and activation agencies – businesses built by hardcore entrepreneurs. Every one of these conversations proved to me that it is [...]

How to build a powerful reputation with Social Media

How to build a powerful reputation with Social Media

If you are wanting to boost your career then creating a powerful online brand is essential. Becoming influential as a professional now requires building online assets on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Slideshare amongst [...]

What does a PR professional do anyway?

What does a PR professional do anyway?

As someone who works for a Marketing and PR recruitment company, I get plenty of calls and emails from candidates wanting to break into the PR and Communications industry, but don’t know what it entails, what [...]

Are you a LinkedIn liar?

Are you a LinkedIn liar?

Nowadays, most professionals have a LinkedIn profile and use it for business networking and profiling themselves for job opportunities. But there are issues with LinkedIn. Flaws. Don’t get me wrong. I use LinkedIn a lot, and [...]

Are you able to clearly articulate what you do?

Are you able to clearly articulate what you do?

I am not a fan of public transport, and one thing that particularly irritates me is people who make phone calls and speak so loudly that everyone else in the bus can hear their conversation. It’s [...]