Social Selling

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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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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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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Um no, I don’t think anyone should outsource their voice on social media, no one

I love to have my thinking challenged. Love it! I take all challenges deep into the recesses of my brain, test it out, turn it around, and sometimes, it shakes my opinions up. When that happens, the new thought gets integrated into an existing idea, an idea that becomes broader and better. I love when …

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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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