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Why not honoring your personal brand will suck the life out of you!

I was reading an old blog about the last day of contract that ended and I was relieved.  This was a contract after my tenure with the mouse so I knew a lot about the environment, the people and the product before even accepting.  I had a lot to learn and it wasn’t all job related, if you know what I mean.  I had a lot to learn about my personal brand.   The weird part for me was that […]

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Survive – Alive – Contrive – Thrive – How to get to your personal brand

A client described feeling dead inside.  It was so weird because she looked very much alive, vibrant and living a life that was interesting and exciting from the external point of view.  The death that she described wasn’t her heart, her soul or her drive.  It was her dream.  She forget what she was supposed to do in life and found herself on a path that looked like success but felt like a trap. Knowing your personal brand is finding […]

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Why my brand’s super power can’t keep its mouth shut but I don’t want it to… 3 questions to control it…

Why my brand’s super power can’t keep its mouth shut but I don’t want it to…but 3 questions to control it… As a kid we generally get in trouble for something.  What was yours? What put you on your Mom or Dad’s last nerve? I am not just trying to get you to feel bad or evoke a bad memory or point out a flaw. I am asking you do to research on your brand. This is important information. This […]

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New Year Resolutions – contemplation and change

New Year Resolutions – contemplation and change – I think I’ll pass… Resolution as defined in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary (a personal favorite from college) The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. The act of resolving something An answer or solution to something The ability of a device to show an image clearly and with a lot of detail I knew resolutions were challenging and fleeting and this is validating. Resolutions are just a step to […]

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Why Tuesdays Matter by Patricia Weiland

No one even thinks about Tuesday. It’s not painful to start the day… it’s just Tuesday. The hump doesn’t happen until tomorrow. Anything that doesn’t get done today will get done tomorrow. The biggest meeting day is Thursday. Traffic in normal on Tuesday and horrible on Thursday. A coincidence? I think not. Tuesday is no Friday or Saturday and never mind being anywhere near a Sunday. Tuesday is, well, just Tuesday. What Tuesday lacks in flash and emotion it gains […]

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Happiness is a Warm Brand – Four Questions To Ask Yourself

What do you feel at the end of the work day? Exhausted? Exhilarated? Satisfied? Beaten? Happy? Now, I am personally satisfied and wish there were more hours in the day. However that wasn’t always the case. I was flipping through my old blog notes and was reminded of a time that I knew at the time was profound. I knew because something happened that never happened before. I was sitting in a class in grad school and tears were streaming […]

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Why Personal Branding Influences People You Want to Influence and 6 Ways to Get a Hold on Your Personal Brand

A pivotal moment in my life happened when I walked into my office on the 17th floor with my hair still wet, a t-shirt and kahki pants with flippity flip shoes in that they were noisy.  At least I wasn’t wearing flip flops. There were people in my office waiting for me.  I was late and remembered the meeting I set the day before for the very start of the day. They were from sales. The poised woman was slowly, […]

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Ten Signs That You Know You Need Rebuild Your Executive Brand with Authentic Leadership

Ten Signs That You Know You Need Rebuild Your Executive Brand with Authentic Leadership

Ten Signs That You Know You Need Rebuild Your Executive Brand with Authentic Leadership I just read a statistic that 80% of working people go home at the end of the day unsatisfied or unfulfilled by their work.    There was no source quoted but I think of the days I left work and was depleted by my day.  That means that eight of every ten people you know that work, are not happy doing that work.  People handle that discomfort […]

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Appropriately Handling a Death in the Office

Appropriately Handling a Death in the Office

Appropriately Handling a Death in the Office There has been a death in the office of one my friends. Her coworker completed a suicide.  He was a manager and had people reporting to him.  They are stunned.  They don’t even know what they feel.  One might wonder, “What happens now?  How do the people who worked for him behave?  How do they work at their desks?” Because it was a suicide that just complicates things.  Beyond the stigma that is […]

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Power of Authentic Leadership: Transparency in Today’s Workplace

Power of Authentic Leadership: Transparency in Today’s Workplace

Power of Authentic Leadership: Transparency in Today’s Workplace We hear a lot about authentic leadership in the world of developing leaders for your organization.  I have to laugh when I hear that because what is the opposite of authentic?  The opposite as far as I can find is from not authentic, false, fake, mock, synthetic or the worst I can find is fraudulent.   Please tell me why anyone would spend one minute in any of those categories when leading people?  […]

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