Comments for Firebrand Ideas Ignition http://blog.firebrandtalent.com Ideas Ignition Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:17:44 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Workplace culture: Is yours the right fit for you? by Mike Greenhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/12/workplace-culture-is-yours-the-right-fit-for-you/#comment-1401300 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:17:44 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7178#comment-1401300 Thanks for the insights and thoughts Craig! Clearly at this point in our human history, we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in human values. Millions of people all over the world are demanding their voices be heard, not just in how our nations are governed, but also in how our organisations are run.

They/We (citizens & employees) want equality, fairness and transparency; they want to be responsible and accountable for their lives; and, they want to trust and be trusted. Most importantly they want to work for organisations that are seen to be ethical and are doing the right thing in the eyes of society.

Our belief is that an engaged employee base is very similar to the “old” idea of the Service-Profit-Chain whereby satisfied employees led to satisfied customers which led to satisfying profits.

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Comment on How to manage both a professional and personal brand by Destiny Mhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/12/how-to-manage-both-a-professional-and-personal-brand/#comment-1398816 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:31:18 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7128#comment-1398816 This is a great article and really nails it for many business professionals really are struggling with handling social media corporate branding and personal branding communications.

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Comment on What motivates you to succeed in your career? by Motivational Bloghttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/04/what-motivates-you-to-succeed-in-your-career/#comment-1385723 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6076#comment-1385723 I enjoyed this blog post. It was inspiring and informative.

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Comment on Does sharing on social media mean giving up privacy? by Laura Zerahttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/07/does-sharing-on-social-media-mean-giving-up-privacy/#comment-1338260 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:59:42 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6478#comment-1338260 Another fear is that if a mistake or misstep is made, a quick “delete” doesn’t always make it go away. Think of all the times that a professional has deleted something they’ve regretted tweeting or sharing, but somebody else has taken a screen shot of it.

I think you’ve put forward a realistic approach, Dionne. It’s that balancing act between being on your best behavior and being authentic. I check in on this all the time because while I’m an outspoken writer who is creating a personal brand on social media so as to connect with readers, I still do consulting work in the more conservative corporate world. For that, my strategy has been to come out of my shell slowly, slowly so I can try things out and course correct, if necessary, rather than wear the whole set of bells at once. :)

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Amyhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1337806 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:23:43 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1337806 Greg,
I think you should ‘try’ to be late on purpose. See how other people react, especially those who are expecting you to be on time,(as you always are punctual) If it doesn’t freak them out (thinking something must difinatively be wrong with you) It will at least show them how rude it is and how uncomfortable, lonely, uneasy, bored, and unimportant they make you feel when they make you wait.
You should also remind people when setting appointments or making plans that it is very important to you that they meet you at the specific time as you are really busy or you have other things you must do afterwards etc. Sometimes people forget, esp when they are not pressed for time or dont have somewhere to go afterwards. Let them know you will only have x amount of time for the visit or meeting and give an ending time so then you are not forced to stay late and ruin your schedule. Punctuality is very important to you but not everyone feels the same. When someone knows you are waiting for them alone and they dont seem to care then they really dont care. Those who really care and know you and your need for punctuality will not leave you waiting on a regular basis.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by kitty222http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1337401 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:14:38 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1337401 I understand how you feel June. I always want to be on time but I too suffer from a sort of social anxiety. I stress out about how I look and change clothes at the last minute or feel insecure about meeting at a public place , im very insecure and worry constantly about how others will perceive me. Sometimes I realize I may be late if I dont hurry and that too makes me feel anxiety . I kind of shut down my logical thinking and go into my own world, , (as the clock is ticking) I have no concept of time while I continue to hurriedly take on more and more small last minute tasks. I have lost more than one job for not being on time. In high school I was constantly serving detentions for tardiness. I am trying to ‘get myself together’ and be a punctual person. I totally understand how annoying it is when someone is never on time. I do care for others feelings and want to make others happy I especially want to be dependable for anything I have commited to. I truely belive alot of it has to do with disorganization of time and belongings and maybe emotions too. I do think there is a difference between people who are late without much care kinda meandering in when they feel like it without remorse compared to those of us with disorders or poor organization who truely do worry, feel guilty, anxious, and regretfull at their lateness (even if it is a habit).

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Comment on What does a PR professional do anyway? by Benhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/05/what-does-a-pr-professional-do-anyway/#comment-1332571 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:22:39 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=2339#comment-1332571 I really like your “brief” summary. More than what it does to help people understand the role of PR, what really hit home for me reading your itemized list was just how *broad* the PR remit really is these days. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be getting any narrower any time soon either!

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Comment on 13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn by Carolyn Hyamshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/10/13-things-that-really-annoy-people-on-linkedin/#comment-1326705 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:28:21 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=3338#comment-1326705 Not at all. It’s a nice idea, but so that you don’t waste the person’s time, I would recommend that you make that thank you email as useful and personal as possible, rather than just a thank you.

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Comment on 13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn by abebahttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/10/13-things-that-really-annoy-people-on-linkedin/#comment-1301216 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:53:05 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=3338#comment-1301216 Is it a bad idea to send someone a thank you email for linkedIn with you?

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Comment on Does your résumé match up? by Topic 3 – Ways in which an authentic online professional profile can be developed | Sylvia.http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/05/does-your-resume-match-up/#comment-1300033 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:25:09 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=2461#comment-1300033 […] In LinkedIn, everything stated have to be genuine. All connections in your accounts will know if you lie and former Yahoo CEO was one of the liars that were caught. (find out more here) […]

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