Innovation is the Key

Innovation is more than technology. Many executives say, “We are investing in technology to become more innovative.” This is wrong. Refer to Lesson one and consider: does investing in running shoes make you more fit? No. Only if you use these shoes in 3 ways that make you fit. Only the innovative use of technology makes you innovative. Creativity is … Read More

How to become a LEADER

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. What’s important in leadership is refining your skills. All great leaders keep working on themselves until they become effective. Take this extra step. Become a powerful, capable leader with a wide range of reach. Some people mistake rudeness for … Read More

How to Meet New Friends in a Crowded Room

Use patience, time and humour to convert a chance encounter into a mutually beneficial relationship. Here are a few suggestions for planting friendship seeds that may grow into oaks. As a businessperson, you’ll likely get many invitations to trade shows, conferences and other invitation-only events. Executives from your own company might be there, so might key people of other organisations. … Read More

How You Can Prepare Yourself to WIN

A questioning mind is alert to change, is constantly in search of facts, relates facts to situations and projects them into a myriad of future possibilities. A questioning mind views interruptions and reversals as challenges, opportunities, and seeks relationships between facts, situations and people. Sharpening your strengths and skills through continuing education is an essential task for anyone who wants … Read More

The importance of being YOU

It was in the form of a question: ‘Is this as good as it gets?’ I had a great job, a house – albeit with a small mortgage, sure I was divorced but I had the privilege of having my daughter live with me [plenty of challenges there!], but I was not personally content. I was going through the motions … Read More