Inspiration

10 tips on how to be a world class Social Media leader

I was delighted to speak at the Social Selling 2018 event in Singapore, organized by Black Marketing and Chris J Reed. It attracted a fantastic audience and wonderful speakers, and I want to thank everyone who came up after my speech, or shared on social media, that they enjoyed my insights. That’s the #givingeconomy in …

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100th LinkedIn blog, close to 1,000 blogs overall, a time for reflection

Today I publish my 100th LinkedIn blog, and I’m getting close to 1,000 published blogs since seriously kicking this journey off in 2009. Milestones are always a time for reflection, and so I thought it was worth sharing the great and not so great of what it’s like to lay it all out there on …

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To be a social leader, be the dopamine in someone else’s day

Dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, is credited with one of the negative side effects of social media – addiction. Anything for that shot, hey? But like all things perceived negative around social media, maybe successful social leadership means turning it into a positive. We do that by moving away from the mindset of what …

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How IBM APAC turned 500 employees into a social media and content army

I’m absolutely thrilled to share the success story of how building a social leadership culture can absolutely transform a business from the inside out. Hand on heart, it’s been the privilege of my career to work with the incredible professionals at IBM across Asia Pacific. Some of the smartest and most passionate people I’ve ever …

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When women step up, does it help more women step up? I reckon it might

I’ve just returned from an incredible few days with my speaking tribe in Singapore, attending the Asia Professionals Speakers Convention 2018, organised by APSS. It’s my fifth Convention and this year, I finally decided it was time to put my hand up and say OK, I would like to speak. Let’s just say asking to …

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I am not a hustler, so what does that make me?

If there is a consistent message breaking through for me on social media, it’s the concept that we must all be out there hustling to build businesses and opportunities – especially if we’re entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuck is the poster child of the hustle today, because let’s face it, no one does it better than him! …

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Getting a peek under the hood of GE’s content marketing strategy

I was thrilled to interview Penny Shone, former managing director of Global Growth Communications at GE, who is now taking time out to consider what’s next. I know many people at our event were inspired by that alone – a senior business leader taking “a gap year!” Those breaks are so great for the soul. This …

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Why we need a different approach to sexual harassment in Asia

Since #MeToo became viral, following the Harvey Weinstein allegations and all that’s followed, including Cindy Gallop asking the advertising industry to name and shame perpetrators, I’ve been thoughtfully following the conversations and listening carefully. Please listen to this podcast – Cindy Gallop on Weinstein, Trump & The Watershed For Women For me, it’s felt like …

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