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Personal Branding: 10 words you should NEVER use to describe yourself

Personal Branding: 10 words you should NEVER use to describe yourself

Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure. On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, [...]

Social media: It’s not all about YOU!

Social media: It’s not all about YOU!

Ok, so you are sick of hearing about social media? Me too. But we have to get beyond that, because it’s here to stay, one way or another. Also here to stay, sadly, are the social [...]

Only you own your career – no one else

Only you own your career – no one else

Many people are advised that they should look for a company that ‘provides a career’. Often I hear candidates say they want to leave a job, because their current employer is not ‘looking after my career’. [...]

15 rules to resigning with grace

15 rules to resigning with grace

You have got a new job! Well done. Now, don’t spoil it all by making a hash of your exit from where you are now. I know, you are excited. It’s hard to stay focused on [...]

Here’s how to fire a deadbeat client

Here’s how to fire a deadbeat client

Recently I argued that all service providers, need to fire clients who are uncooperative or unprofitable. Plenty of readers of my blog, The Savage Truth, agreed, but many asked, “How do I actually do it?”. Fair question. And [...]

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd [...]

Do not be a LinkedIn tart!

Do not be a LinkedIn tart!

I am no LinkedIn expert. But I do use it. I post status updates, I join groups, I comment in discussions, and I check backgrounds of just about every person I am about to interview or [...]

Are you an E-Mail E-diot?

Are you an E-Mail E-diot?

It seems the more ways they invent for us to communicate, the worse we become at it. Email is pretty old-school these days (and I believe smart companies will replace it, internally at least, with a [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]