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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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LinkedIn tips

Should I send a personal note to new LinkedIn connections?

Can we please have an honest conversation about the tips for LinkedIn marketing coming our way, and more broadly, social media? Yes, even if it’s advice from the platforms themselves. To set the context. No matter what I do, whether on social media or not, I am always thinking from the perspective of the audience …

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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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Unleash your voice, own the stage, create the future you want

It’s been an exciting launch, as 15 incredible ladies (and one gent) have come together to release the book – Unleash Your Voice – Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman. Not only that, within days, we hit Amazon Best Selling Author Status! It’s so exciting to be part of this!! Thank you Lavinia Thanapathy and …

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What is your customer paying attention to right now?

I’ve been slow getting back into work this year – I mean really slow!! I just haven’t been ready to leap into the fray, and I still don’t feel fully ready. Why? Because sometimes I just get worn down by the constant negative news ricocheting around our globe. I’m also getting more and more despondent …

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The challenge with content marketing hasn’t changed in 10 years

One of the initiatives of the Asia Content Marketing Association (ACMA), is an exclusive event series called ACMA Content Conversations Select (Select). Select is a peer-to-peer discussion, focussed on current themes and challenges around online content marketing, and we discuss how to help each other overcome challenges and embrace the opportunity content marketing delivers. Only …

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The number one starting point to be a powerful social leader

I was tagged on LinkedIn by the president of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Singapore, Han Sam Lai (Sam) after speaking at the recent ICF Singapore Business Forum 2018. In my speech/workshop, I did a one-minute meditation and Sam selected the question: “What gives me energy? What feeds my spirit?” (All questions included at the …

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Freddie Mercury, the legend, the rock god, is my personal idol. Who’s yours?

I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, and after the first negative reviews came out, I was starting to get anxious – please don’t screw this film up!! All I can say is: it was GLORIOUS! A beautiful movie, about one of the world’s greatest talents, but also a look deep inside his soul. I know the timeline …

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Social leadership requires great sensitivity, high EQ and global awareness

On September 11, 2001, I was in Boston, having cancelled a meeting at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in NYC the day before – a meeting scheduled to start at 9am. It’s definitely always felt like a close call, but I got lucky, and everyone I knew in the Towers got out too. Some of …

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