How To Build A Great LinkedIn Network And Why Reducing Your LinkedIn Network May Be Key

I have to guess that, since you’re reading this post, you’re on LinkedIn? I also imagine that, like me, you wonder how worthwhile your LinkedIn network actually is? Maybe you have garnered a rather large network and you battle with the quandary of … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital….And Have A Strong Digital Presence

“Why should I bother being on social networks?” asked the CEO of a major organization. “It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking.” As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it’s … Continue reading

Sexual Harassment: How To Evaluate And When To Pardon? Is Grace Ever Possible?

With all the mounting accusations of sexual misconduct by men in power, I have had several conversations in different countries — with men and women — that have made me pause. To date, there have been at least 40 well-known … Continue reading

Brand Relevancy, Disruption and Digital Transformation with Charlene Li (MDE254)

Charlene Li is author, thought-leader and world renowned speaker, principal analyst of Altimeter, a Prophet Company. In this podcast, we explore the ongoing disruptive challenges of digital transformation. We also take a closer look at the latest research coming out of … Continue reading

Button Maker? Weather Forecaster? Paperclips? Here’s why companies need to hire different types of profiles

Just recently, I was listening to a quirky podcast on New Books in Technology, with Brian Clegg as guest. Clegg, who has many books and accolades to his name, is the author of a new book, “Big Data: How the Information … Continue reading

What’s The Expected Lifespan Of Your Company? Why Should You Care?

The average lifespan of a publicly traded company continues to fall. Depending on who you listen to, the number is now below 18 years. That number has dropped from 61 in 1958 and 25 in 1980. That’s what was reported … Continue reading

If Your Company Wants To Be A Media Company, It Needs This Position Urgently

Have you noticed recently how many companies and leaders have been caught out for having a poor culture, bad ethics and/or a questionable leadership style? Headline companies (and CEO) over the last few years have included (but not limited to): Sony … Continue reading

Disingenuous Authentic Leadership – I Am Who I Am, But Not At Work

A CEO of a burgeoning startup said to me recently: “I definitely think it’s not a good idea to mix personal and professional.” This particular thread of conversation all began because he said that he was running flat out and … Continue reading

Sorry Is The Hardest Word – The Daunting Future of Transparency

In a BBC report a few months ago, journalist Jackie Leonard (one of my favourites) chronicled a number of high-profile celebrities who were forced to apologise in 2016. Mixed in with the embarrassment, social media harassment and potential damage to … Continue reading