You're probably thinking, "Oh boy, what's this post going to be about?" Or, "This is quite the departure from the content he usually writes on his blog." Don't worry. I'm not becoming a holy roller on your, but I have found religion in a way that suits me.
Mistakes in business happen. We're human. Deal with it or learn from it. Your choice.
When is the last time you gave yourself a career checkup? Forbes has some good advice for those of you who look to move up the ladder as well as those of you who are looking to make a move.
There are gatekeepers in business, especially when it comes to sales. Typically gatekeepers are ones that control the budget. However, the business environment today is much different than it was years ago. Today, there are levels of gatekeepers and one of the most influential of them all is the researcher. Question is, how do you get in front of them?
Restraint in life is a hard thing to do. When it comes to business, we do a lot of things that we should curtail, shorten and eliminate all together. A recent Harvard Business Review article outlined three areas of restraint, each of which are simple, yet good reminders of great habits leaders should pick up.
As a tech geek, I'm always looking for new mobile apps for my iPhone, Samsung Note 2, iPad or Macs to help me do what I do faster or more efficiently. Whether it's note taking, brainstorming, managing my calendar or sharing grocery lists, I want apps that make my life easier.
Here are some of my favorites that will always have a spot in the rotation (outside of social media apps).
Marketing, PR and advertising agencies are spark plugs. This is our function in the business world. Often times, we try and make what we do sound complicated and it makes us seem bloated. Times are changing. Simplification and convergence is happening. Sparking new ideas that drive business will remain a key part of our existence.
If I were to ask you what were the most memorable new products that were launched in 2013 what would you say?
I bet you'll be way off base.
First impressions are everything and recently, there's been some chatter on the web about your writing and social media content being the stuff that creates a first impression. When it comes to leaders, this absolutely applies. Leaders need to be able to write in a manner that exudes leadership.
Keep it short and sweet. That's the name of the game, the content game, that is.