The Halo Effect


Your positioning in your marketplace – how your ideal customers and clients view their relationship with you – has a huge impact on your success. If you have low-level positioning, you’re constantly pushing hard to get noticed and get picked. But if you’re positioned as an e...

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Step Up: Positioning Matters


In Australia, it’s the start of a new financial year, and many businesses are setting goals and plans for the new year. It’s a challenging time in business, with a lot of uncertainty – including our recent Federal election in Australia, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, and a...

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Charlie Rose Discusses the Potential of Virtual Reality


Virtual reality is one of the coming technologies – in our near future – that will have a huge impact on business and society. If you want to know more about its potential, watch U.S. pundit Charlie Rose interview some experts about what it might mean for us. … Read More Read mo...

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The Only Talent Management Technique You’ll Ever Need


In January, the publisher Penguin Random House announced they’re no longer going to consider university qualifications when they recruit people. They say there’s no correlation between the bit of paper that says you went to uni and your ability to perform well at your job. Penguin isn&#...

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Build Their Judgement


Great leaders share their wisdom and experience with others, to build their judgement and give them greater power, responsibility and authority. This is more important than ever before, because you can’t do it all yourself, and your team members have unique skills and talents. Listen To the E...

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Customers: How to Have More of Them


I’ve just finished reading the book “Disrupted”, the true-life story of Dan Lyons, a 50-year-old journalist who loses his job at Newsweek and decides to take a job with a hot start-up Internet marketing company, HubSpot. It’s an engaging – and entertaining – insi...

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Authority – How to Stand Out in a Crowded World


As markets become more competitive and customers have more options than ever before, it’s essential to stand out from the crowd. Advertising doesn’t work anymore, unless you have very deep pockets. Instead, learn how to build credibility and establish yourself as an authority. You can w...

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How To Innovate With Distributed Teams


Innovation is everybody’s business, and it’s more challenging with a distributed team. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen – it just has to be designed and engineered into your work practices. Some innovation happens by design (in R&D departments, market res...

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How to Use a Book to Build Your Authority


In our increasingly online world, where people communicate using 140-character tweets and Instagram photos, the humble book is still one of the best ways to show your authority as an expert. In fact, it’s become even more powerful now, because it shows you have put the time and thinking into ...

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10 Must-Do LinkedIn Ideas for Building Authority


LinkedIn is one of the oldest social networks. It’s often not even mentioned when people talk about social media, but it is a social media platform. LinkedIn has added so many features recently that it’s easy to get confused about how it works and what to do with it. But if you focus on...

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How Much Writing Time Do You Really Need? (It’s Less Than You Think)


Most speakers, trainers, and other thought leaders tell me they know the importance of blogging regularly, but most of them don’t do it! Some people tell me they don’t have the time. Others say they don’t have enough new material. Others say they don’t see the point. What�...

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The End of Distance


It’s a small world after all. We’re breaking down barriers between people, companies, and even countries. Things that used to be far away are now closer than ever before, and smart organisations are taking advantage of the end of distance. In this webinar, we look at five key technologi...

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The End of Busy


Stop using “busy” as a badge of honour! You might think you’re Superman, Supermum, The World’s Greatest Consultant, or whatever else – but nobody else cares. You might be proudly displaying your Busyness Badge, but other people pity you for it. Sure, there was a time w...

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Future Brain


Staying ahead of the game is not about inventing something new. The most successful people will be those who can see the potential in picking pieces from different areas, and combining them in clever ways. This needs a new kind of thinking – one that’s nimble and flexible, and ready to ...

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Will This Technology Transform Your Business?


I recently attended the Next Big Thing Summit in Melbourne, featuring a showcase of innovation and technology. One of the cool things I did was to get a 3-D map of my face, from Mark Ruff at 3dbodyscan.com.au. He had a small booth set up at the trade exhibition, and it took just a few […] ...

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Power Play, by Yamini Naidu


Here’s a book that is so compelling you will finish it in a single sitting, but so powerful you will want to read over and over again for its insights. Yamini Naidu explores different kinds of power for leaders to use for greater influence in their personal and professional lives. You can pro...

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Global Teams At Work


Technology is bringing us all closer together, and physical distance no longer needs to be a barrier to communication and collaboration. But this “End of Distance” also brings its own challenges, especially if you’re a leader working with globally distributed teams. It’s easier than...

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Building Online Video Content and Presence


Last year, I presented a session at the MFAA (Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia) National Convention, talking about how to use online video to create a powerful positioning statement for your business. Some of the tips for creating online video are simple, but they are very powerful &...

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