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    Are You Your Past or Are You Your Future?

    As a career coach, I’ve heard many of my clients start with, “Well, I want to do something totally different from what I’ve done so far.” This attitude indicates that you are ready for change. That you want to find a new path because you either don’t like where you are right now or you …

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    Posted in Career Development, Futures, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Future of Work: 4 Steps to Take Right Now

    How can we use new digital tools to reframe the work-life debate rather than stress us out?

    Is the tech boom fueling a new discussion about gender equality?

    Do entrepreneurs have a duty to reinvent the employer/employee relationship for the 21st century?

    These are some of the big questions we sought to address at the …

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    Posted in Career Development, Futures, management, Personal Branding

    Reducing Friction: Too Many Minds

    There’s a scene in the movie “The Last Samurai” that I absolutely love; in this scene, Tom Cruise keeps getting beat by a swordsman in training.  His friend approaches him and says, “Please forgive; too many mind… mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind enemy – -too many mind.”

    The lesson learned: when you focus …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Futures, Project Management

    Position Your Brand for Today’s Transformations

    Branding your company, products, and services has always been important—even more so today as we have access to brands from all over the world fighting for relevance in the consumer’s mind. That means you need to find new ways to stand out to gain attention.

    I recently heard about an interesting study where researchers, using …

    Posted in Corporate Branding, Futures, guest post, Marketing, People, Personal Branding

    Growing Your Network for Your Next Job: A Parable

    Steve was an ant.

    A very hardworking, industrious ant who kept his eyes on the prize and toed the company line. He had been a hardworking, industrious line-toer for his company for 12 years.

    For the last four years, he had even been the director of a brand new product line that was supposed to be …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Futures, Networking, Personal Branding, Social Media

    Personal Branding in an ‘Enterprise 2.0′ World

    The progressive implementation of Web 2.0 technologies is ushering a new era for the world of business and work.

    About time, I hear you say. For, as forward management thinkers like the celebrated author Gary Hamel have denounced, the majority of XXI century organizations still apply leadership and organizational models that were created almost a …

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    Posted in Futures, management, Personal Branding

    Lessons in Personal Branding from Chelsea Handler

    If you’re starting out building your personal brand and career, there are lots of lessons in personal branding you can pick up from the E! Network’s Chelsea Handler.

    Whether you agree or disagree with the specifics of her more than slightly edgy brand–I think of Chelsea Handler as a younger, raunchier, glitzier Joan Rivers–she’s been …

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    Posted in authors corner, Futures, Success Story, tv

    Personal Branding Interview: Daniel Burrus

    Today, I spoke to Daniel Burrus, who is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, and author of the The New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight. In this interview, Daniel talks about what flash foresight is, why it’s important in this economy, what …

    Posted in Book Reviews, Futures, Interview, People, Personal Branding

    Evaluating Your Personal Brand-Building Success During 2010

    As a prelude to the fast-approaching New Year, here are some questions to ask yourself as you evaluate your progress building your personal brand-building efforts during 2010:

    Writing & publishing a brand-building book

    Did you publish a book during 2011, or make significant progress towards publishing a brand-building book? Or, do you still feel writing …

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    Posted in authors corner, Futures, guest post, Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Strategies

    7 Personal Branding Predictions for 2011

    Every year, since 2007, I’ve made some personal branding predictions for the following year. In 2007, I predicted that we would see a surge in freelancers, which was accurate because 30% of all Americans are free agents now. I also mentioned that our education systems would start teaching classes around the new tools and web …

    Posted in Career Development, eBrand, Futures, Marketing, Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Strategies
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