Comments for Firebrand Ideas Ignition http://blog.firebrandtalent.com Ideas Ignition Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:37:03 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on 13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn by Samhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/10/13-things-that-really-annoy-people-on-linkedin/#comment-1751457 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:37:03 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=3338#comment-1751457 Big Question:

I wonder why certain few people who I have worked with in the past have usually had up the very nice recommendations I had about them, but than after sometime it is no longer seen?

This kind of has gotten to me as I don’t understand why it would be taken down and why anybody would ever take down a glowing recommendation describing them?

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Comment on Grow your influence by becoming a passionate connector of people by Why the future of marketing is heart first, calculator secondhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/12/grow-your-influence-by-becoming-a-passionate-connector-of-people/#comment-1736290 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:35:14 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7114#comment-1736290 […] Dionne (aka ‘The Social Executive’) Lew gives heaps without the expectation of getting anything in return. For example, Dionne is terrific at connecting people with common interests. […]

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Comment on 7 ways to win the war against work-life balance by Ram Castillohttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/02/7-ways-to-win-the-war-against-work-life-balance/#comment-1732102 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:06:42 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7762#comment-1732102 Hi Margaret, thank you for sharing your thoughts and for being so honest. In terms of your extra 30 minutes of waking up earlier in the morning, the other area I didn’t cover was setting your intentions the night before. Setting yourself up for exactly what you’re going to do the moment you get up. Your first hour at least should be mindless and routine because it’s been made ultra clear before you went to bed. In terms of procrastination, that definitely deserves another post in itself. Funnily enough I wrote one about it! hopefully this will help: http://www.giantthinkers.com/2012/12/the-best-thing-about-procrastinating.html – let me know what you think! Thanks again for reading.

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Comment on 7 ways to win the war against work-life balance by Margaret Eneverhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/02/7-ways-to-win-the-war-against-work-life-balance/#comment-1732045 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:30:44 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7762#comment-1732045 Great post….struck a lot of chords with me. I think the thing we all battle with in today’s crazy, demanding world. I have started trying to get up earlier, but that has just spent more time ‘waking up’ and contemplating the day. That extra 30 minutes has not yet resulted in more productivity….I am the world’s biggest procrastinator. I am a big Pat Flynn fan so will go in search of that podcast. Thank you

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Comment on Thought leadership is an attribution, not an aspiration by Craig Badingshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/02/thought-leadership-is-an-attribution-not-an-aspiration/#comment-1731382 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:58:57 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7397#comment-1731382 Andrew too right about the self-labeling, it’s a little bit try hard when one has to label one’s brand or oneself a thought leader.

The bottom line is that you need to be offering a new point of view and one that is preferably backed by some sort of empirical evidence or one that fundamentally changes a process, a methodology, a way of doing business or indeed a whole sector because it’s new and novel.

From my experience in this space there are two types of thought leaders. Those who, like you say, “aspire to be the best of the best at what they do” and become the recognised thought leaders in their sector. Then there are those who set out to define a niche in a market or discipline and to explore new insights and then share them with their market. Companies that I have seen do this some of whom I have worked with include: IBM, Dove, PwC, Deloitte, Clayton Utz, Baker & McKenzie, Ernst & Young, Allens Linklaters, King & Wood Malleson, etc.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Margueritehttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1730998 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:30:24 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1730998 I agree with you Debbie. Some people are genetically …………….. to find it impossible to be on time whether this is due to anxiety, inability to leave home without a huge almighty effort etc. I myself find it extremely difficult to be punctual (more so prior to retiring than now, when I have more time to get ready etc.) and because I do not wish to inconvenience friends I go to the theatre and opera and concerts ALONE to obviate upsetting others. I am used to this now and don’t find the anxiety of rushing to the theatre to be on time a problem because if I am a little late I will miss the first act or 10 minutes or so of it. \ However, if meeting a friend for lunch, I get ready very early and don’t procrastinate by making phone calls etc so that I need to dash away and do my make-up on the bus! Sounds crazy – but I truly found it hard to turn up early for work so did flexi-hours and only took jobs which permitted this. I am not rude nor inconsiderate hence working out a modus vivendi to fit in with myself as well as friends. And yes, I do have mahy friends and love them to visit and also visit them. Most say – just come when you are ready as we will be here all evening. Perhaps that is meant sarcastically, but as mentioned, now that I am retired I get ready for an apptmt quite early and leave early also in case of transport delays etc.

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Comment on Personal branding: Are your words leading to feeble or powerful outcomes? by Dean Gouldhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/02/personal-branding-are-your-words-leading-to-feeble-or-powerful-outcomes/#comment-1730796 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:23:12 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7278#comment-1730796 I applaud the intent of the article. The hum-drum serving of cliches and overused words does nothing to enhance communication or marketing. Instead it acts as dead space because most of those words have lost their meaning.
However, if you are going to substitute new words please ensure they are correct. Innovative does not mean ingenious; ecstatic is not the same as excited; and awesome is possibly the English-speaking world’s most overused word. It doesn’t mean good.
Having a diverse vocabulary is a great idea but don’t just use hyperbole and interchangeable cliches for the sake of a variety of syllables and sounds. Seek out words which articulate your meaning. Anything less is akin to a white-label conversation.

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Comment on Take 3 connected steps to revive your digital business by guy gerlachhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/02/take-3-connected-steps-to-revive-your-digital-business/#comment-1729489 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:05:29 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7331#comment-1729489 Stimulating and insightful. Thanks for sharing your experience and advice.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Helenhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1728870 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:30:55 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1728870 I personally think it depends on who you’re meeting. Some I know will be late but will also be there later to listen to you at down moments. Some are on time but also don’t give a damn about you when you open your mouth to say a sentence or two and never comprehend or listen.

I personally don’t mind coming earlier than meeting times, but if I’m just coming to listen to people who don’t give me the time of day, I don’t want to come at all. That being said, I’ve also come earlier to meetings and forgotten things, only to be the late person myself.

I agree, it’s rude to be late when every second counts as money, but I wouldn’t go to extremes to extend to friendships. Rude and mean people will be rude and mean, regardless of whether they’re late or not.

But, being on time is a good starting point for character-building, as well as paying attention, working hard, helping out, giving ideas, etc.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Michaelhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1714080 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:14:57 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1714080 As usual a completely black & white approach is ridiculous. If an employee is occasionally late but still gets their job done I have no problem with it as long as their performance is fine and the department is doing fine. It of course depends on the job.

I look at it this way… is their tardiness a result of laziness that hurts the other aspects of their work? That of course is a problem. Or… are they super or at least good employees that just happen to have a difficult commute or family circumstances that cause them to be late on occasion and/or leave work early occasionally? If the tasks assigned are completed who cares?

I come in on time every day and leave exactly when I should every single day for the past five years now and rarely need to leave early or come in late but I don’t judge people who do. If the work isn’t suffering it is completely irrelevant. Just because you are in a position of power doesn’t mean you need to ego trip unless performance is suffering.

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