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The Corona Virus – a lesson in opinions and influence when emotions are running high

The Corona Virus – a lesson in opinions and influence when emotions are running high

The world is in a precarious place right now. There is a lot of angst across multiple issues and fear appears to be in the driving seat. It’s not a pleasant time and whether online or off, it feels there’s no escape from the turmoil. We must pull the world back from the negative, divisive, …

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What’s the difference between employee advocacy and social leadership?

What’s the difference between employee advocacy and social leadership? And why it matters

Welcome to 2020. I’m off to a slow start, due to extended festivities around my 50th birthday (yes getting old), but I’ll never be absent for long. There’s too much to ponder and discuss. Too much to get ready for. If you watched my video earlier in the month (please give my YouTube channel a …

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Can business keep growing and avoid climate catastrophe? Some stats

Can business keep growing and avoid climate catastrophe? Some stats

There is an article on the BBC today – Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green – and if you read between the lines, it demonstrates an industry that has always known this time was coming and has done absolutely nothing about it. “The firm’s new UltraFan, set for commercial use …

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10 actions business professionals can take to address the climate crisis

10 actions business professionals can take to address the climate crisis

What can I do to help address climate change? That is the question I am constantly asked after sharing information on the crisis the world is facing. So, I’m doing what I can do, and that is sharing ideas, which hopefully can contribute to a collective surge of change. But based on my experience and …

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Why service and giving is the cornerstone of a successful career (and life)

Why service and giving is the cornerstone of a successful career (and life)

Being speechless is something that rarely happens to me as a professional speaker. Imagine my surprise when I was both speechless and very moved a couple of months ago at the Asia Professional Speakers Convention 2019. During the Gala Dinner I was honoured with the Spirit of Service Award by the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore …

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Creative visionaries

A European adventure contemplating the importance of creative visionaries

I’m well over halfway through a five-week trip around Europe with my two sons, and while holidays are always a time of “brain overflow” for me, there is one idea constantly cropping up. And that is the powerful impact of creative visionary thinkers when they are given the licence to express their truth. Throughout history, …

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When did we all get so shallow, or have we not changed at all?

As the years roll on and social media marketing becomes more embedded in our lives and information gets more and more infobese, I believe we’re starting to really understand both the positive and negative impacts of social media in both our personal and professional lives. The negative is obvious. We saw the sickening use of …

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What is the first thing we need to do to address climate change?

Simple. We need to understand it. We ALL need to understand where we are, and based on the conversations I’m having, too many are not even thinking about it or have no idea how bad it’s getting. The other thing that keeps coming up when I talk with people about climate change is the question: …

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Is the voice in your head stopping you from embracing a better future?

The number one challenge I deal with every time I talk to people about defining their voice for social media, or taking to the stage to share their message, or any work that will boost them into the stratosphere – where they so clearly deserve (and need) to be – is that they do not …

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