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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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Is there a way to deal with the trolls, the bullies and the haters online?

If there is one issue I wish I could fix, it would definitely be getting rid of the revolting people that plague the online world. As a female blogger, I’ve had my fair share of revolting nonsense and every time it makes me step back for a bit and reduce my voice. Because why would …

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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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Where leadership teams are going wrong with employee advocacy, and what you can do about it

My prediction for 2018 is senior executive teams will make it a number one priority to get employees engaged on social media, seeing it as a key driver and opportunity to build their business. Momentum has already started, especially in the B2B space, and it’s going to explode next year. Check in with me November …

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Two reasons professionals aren’t embracing social leadership

Social leadership is the opportunity of our time, and yet for some reason, companies are completely distracted chasing external influencers they can’t control to become brand advocates, instead of looking within. The best influencers and advocates any company has today are its employees. More so in the B2B space. No one knows their customers like …

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20 things you can do right now to become a truly social leader

I’ve had the great pleasure to speak with two groups of professionals this week. Firstly at Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific thanks to the invitation of its executive director, Stephanie Krishnan. Then again today at a women’s leadership workshop, which was led by the equally fabulous Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D, who runs Developing Global Leaders Asia …

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Shall we make 2017 the year of engagement on social media?

I’m slower than most to start the New Year, but it was awesome to get away to Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the family and to enjoy a decent break. However, as anyone else with young kids knows – small kids + quiet reflection time = not going to happen! The UAE was amazing though. …

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Why hashtags are even more important today – get on it

We had some great news recently – well I thought so. LinkedIn is now officially integrating hashtags into the platform – hallelujah! I’ve been predicting this for a long time, which is why I’ve always used them on LinkedIn, even if it wasn’t the done thing. But I don’t care. I’m not a follower and …

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