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Your Brand is Exhaust Fume, not the Engine

“How do you manage your brand?” I get asked that question really often, especially at public-venue speaking events. Typically, I sigh. It is not that the question is silly, or the questioner shallow, but because this question itself represents so much of what is stopping all of us from doing work that matters. We talk  More

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The Sure Fire Career Strategy

“I don’t want to be CEO of such-and-such, or an SVP of XYZ.” LinkedIn’s own Krista Canfield and I were doing walkntalk, when she pointed out that today she works at LI telling their stories, a role that didn’t even exist as of a few years ago for a company that didn’t exist 15 years  More

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Want It? Do Your Homework.

A CEO of a software company reaches out to me recently, and asks me to take a 20-minute meeting to review his strategy/execution software because it was a match to my interests. Sounds low-key, right? After all, 20 minutes is barely any time at all so you’d think I’d say yes easily. But I didn’t.  More

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Who Influences Your Awesomeness?

She’s a Queen Networker. That’s how someone described me. Adding, “she knows everyone you need to know.”  Quite an introduction, yet also rather lame. Who cares if I know people? “Networking” isn’t really the point. It’s who we connect with us so we do better. Rather, each of us should meet the people who can  More

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