There is a good reason why many employees shudder at the thought of going on a team-building exercise. If not organised and designed appropriately, it can easily turn into an experience seen as a complete waste of time and energy, which eventually leads to frustration. That is, of course, the … [Read more...]
Does Traditional Marketing Still Work in the Digital Age?
In 2017 all you ever hear about are things like digital marketing, live stream, virtual reality and social media marketing. In fact, 9 out of 10 marketing guides you encounter are not likely to even mention traditional marketing, except as a footnote. All of this makes one wonder if investing in … [Read more...]
An E-commerce Guide to Surety Bonds
Running an e-commerce business is quite an overwhelming task itself. With so many aspects to consider and streamline, it’s sometimes hard to stay on top of all things. Very often, the things that are not in the heart of business get overlooked, which may prove quite detrimental to the business … [Read more...]
Mindful leadership?! What hippy BS!
I once went to a seminar which was all about “Mindfulness.” The participants were mostly middle-aged or older men and women who looked at each other with squinty eyes as if they were bathing in compassion and delight. I was very young at that time and this all seemed very pretentious to … [Read more...]
Harnessing Emotional Upset at Work to Drive Change
When I was younger, I was pretty fear-driven at work. Always worrying about not being good enough, I tended to have emotional reactions to happenings that were way out of proportion to the actual event. I was still effective in many ways, but those emotions kept me feeling really caged. It was … [Read more...]
YOUR BEST LEADERSHIP ALLY: THE ADMISSION OF IGNORANCE
Our society’s evolution over the last 500 hundred years has been driven by the scientific revolution. This revolution sparked the discovery of the New World, has increased our knowledge, and improved our living conditions exponentially. It was based on the admission of ignorance, the idea that we … [Read more...]
The Importance of Adventure and Play
Remember when you were a child? I sort of do, not as well as I’d like to but well enough to remember that all I wanted to do was go on adventures and play. Cindy Lauper had something similar to say about girls, minus the adventure part… Yeah I know the songs probably in your head now, you’re … [Read more...]
At this time of year, we make resolutions and set goals. The New Year is about hitting things that we have been putting off, or attacking things that we’ve wanted to do but just haven’t gotten to. It’s often about tackling tasks that we feel we must because of external pressure from loved ones or … [Read more...]
4 Steps To Stop Minimizing Yourself In Your Own Life
How can you win when you keep playing small? You stay too long. You allow too much. You don’t insist on anything. You compromise all the time … in relationships, marriages and jobs. You say yes when you want to say no. You bend over backwards for others who never do the same in return. You … [Read more...]