It’s Amateur Hour on the Internet


My friend Melvin Yeo is a lawyer. And he’s an amateur. I don’t mean he’s an amateur lawyer. Far from it – he’s a highly-respected corporate lawyer who works for one of Australia’s leading companies. But that’s his day job. In his spare time, he’s an a...

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9 Things Successful Leaders Do Now


Who are the leaders you really look up to? And what makes them great leaders? You might see things like a clear vision, a drive to succeed, a passion for their work, or the ability to inspire. But more often than not, these are the results of great leadership, and we’re seeing those results, ...

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This Asian Century


The power in the world has shifted, from Europe in the 19th century and the USA in the 20th century. Now we’re in The Asian Century, and it will change our world in profound ways. Organisations who tap into it will see great opportunities, while those who don’t will fall behind. If you ...

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Using Conflict for Creativity and Action


Conflict is inevitable in our fast-paced, diverse, global world. Many people think the solution to conflict is to resolve it, but Matt Lumsdaine believes in using conflict as a positive force and transforming it into creative and constructive activity. Listen To the Episode Visit Matt’s Web s...

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Break The Mentoring Rules


Every month, Kelly Mooney, CEO of the digital marketing firm Resource Ammirati, has a strategy meeting with one of her team members, Matthew Santone, to discuss the latest trends and developments in brands, consumers, and technology. A CEO having a strategy meeting? No big deal, huh? Except for one...

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The Single Best Questioning Technique Most Leaders Skip


Do you ask your team members for their input, but get frustrated when they don’t respond? It might be the way you’re asking! It’s not always easy for them to offer advice – even if you ask nicely. They might be reluctant to criticise, inexperienced in making succinct suggest...

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Create a Better Buying Experience


Marketers are always looking for creating better experiences with their products and services. But there’s another experience that matters to your customers as well: The buying process itself. Don’t underestimate its importance, and how much this can influence your customer’s buyi...

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Innovations in Learning in Our Fast, Flat and Free World


The traditional classroom training course, workshop or facilitation isn’t enough by itself anymore. Learners expect learning to happen in a social, mobile, multi-channel, and personal way. Learning professionals can tap into the tools, techniques and innovations of this new style of learning to t...

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Content Marketing Success – All It Takes Is One Simple Move


LinkedIn recently released their list of the most influential brands in Australia. Its rankings focussed on content marketing, and measured how well an organisation engages with its audience. The Australian Institute of Business was ranked #1, all four big banks were in the top 10, and other well-k...

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Why You Should Outsource More of Your Work


Outsourcing is more common now than ever before, because outsourcing Web sites such as Upwork and Fiverr bring together employers and contractors to work on one-off tasks or build long-term relationships. If you haven’t considered outsourcing some work in your business, you might be missing a...

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Build Their Judgement – 23 Ways To Get More From Your Team Members


Are you confident enough in your team members’ judgement that you could trust them to go beyond their current roles? As their leader, you have the benefit of greater experience, which gives you deeper insight, and that in turn leads to wisdom. Help your team members acquire that same wisdom, and ...

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Creating Connected Distributed Teams


Distributed teams – where everybody doesn’t work together in the same office all the time – are a growing trend, and causes some interesting challenges for leaders and team members alike. Listen To the Episode Read the Harvard Business Review article How Virtual Teams Can Create&#...

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Personal Branding Is All About You


When actor Steve Martin was asked in an interview to share what he considered the secret to success, he replied: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” This sums up what it means to be a success on-line, and a true thought leader. Know what you’re good at, become great at it, a...

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Are You Driving Your Staff to Distraction? Beat Your Office’s Biggest Productivity Threat


When do you get your best work done? Is it when you shut yourself off in a meeting room, work from home for some peace and quiet, or sit in a café for a couple of hours? If you’re lucky enough to choose your work environment, you can choose what works well for you. But […] Read more...

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Get Things Done: Traction, Action and Satisfaction


Have you ever wondered how some people seem to be super-productive, and are constantly getting things done? Then there are the others, who always seem to be working but rarely complete anything. What’s the difference? The simple answer is that if you want to get stuff done, start doing things...

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Create a Personal Brand with Impact


Personal branding is for everybody, and a strong personal brand has never been as important. In this interview, Jane Anderson talks about the three elements of building a powerful personal brand: clarity, communication, and control. Listen To the Episode Visit Jane’s Web site here. More Res&#...

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Be an Expert Adviser, Not a Pushy Salesperson


When somebody goes to Google and they search for a topic, they’re asking themselves the question, “How do I find out about xyz?” rather than, “How do I buy something about xyz?” When they click on a link they find in Google, they’re really looking for information...

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Your #1 Innovation Threat: Your Brain


Obviously we all use our brains, but one things leaders do especially well with their brains is pattern matching. We’re great at seeing, recognising and acting on patterns in the world – and that gives us valuable insights, judgement, and wisdom. A lot of what we call intuition comes from p...

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