Hey! Get on board with this critically important personal branding advice! You too can become a brand like Nike, Apple, or Tesla. You too can be famous like Steve Jobs. Sheryl Sandberg. Oprah! You just need a logo, a catchy name, and an elevator pitch. That’ll get you started. Then add: Social media – The …

All organisations – start-ups or long-standing blue chip companies – would state that collaboration is key to their success. Increasing shareholder value, raising seed capital, or launching an IPO all depends upon great partnering. The ability to partner successfully can be hampered sometimes, by the race to the finish line. Leaders are advised to make …

The world is filled with process, efficiency, and order. The overburden of technology in our lives and a world of connected devices have washed us over with a discipline we supposedly didn’t have when life was less connected.  But what if I were to tell you that all that order and efficiency is not what …

So, where are you when you get your best ideas? At work, with others, trying hard? If you’re like 90% of the leaders I recently interviewed, you will be answering no. Most people have their best ideas on their own, away from work, when they’re not trying.  So much for that gravestone of creativity, the …

How we view ourselves is not what defines our personal brand. In fact, our perception of ourselves matters very little. Our personal brand is actually how others perceive us. It is vital, though, to understand that it is up to each and every leader to control their own brand. If you don’t, there is a …

You may have a great idea for a startup. Your proposition is unique, innovative, it fills a gap in the market, and you’ve received lots of positive feedback. So what’s holding you back? Fear. According to a survey by FindLaw.com, two-thirds of American adults have thought about starting their own business, but only a third …

There is one key measure of success when it comes to making client presentations. Unfortunately, it’s lost in a haze of fallacies, misconceptions and old wives tales. Your most important measure of success is — message transfer. Below are the top five myths that need to be destroyed, so you can speak with twice the …

An expert in ‘getting noticed’ and building a platform of influence online, Leonard, is a successful content creator and influencer, as well as Managing Partner of InfluenceTree. Let’s get talking – entrepreneur insights, building a personal brand, and growth hacking your social media following… with Leonard Kim. BQ  –  What’s the best piece of advice …

Great leaders are always associated with memorable messages – and this is no coincidence. It’s because the key measure of success in any presentation is message transfer. Here’s how it worked for Richard Branson and Anita Roddick: Anita Roddick – Media Exposure For Free Great entrepreneurs craft vivid messages: messages that live in our minds …

Have you ever gone to a new restaurant and thought, “Wow this place is amazing”?  You continue to visit your new favorite restaurant for a few years.  But then more people start to catch on to its greatness, and suddenly the hole-in-the-wall you loved is over-crowded and over-priced.  While it’s good news that the business …