Why getting in front of people will still be the best business strategy in 2020 and beyond

Call me old school but content creation just for the sake of creating content can’t be the only viable long-term strategy for customer acquisition. In fact, if blogs, podcasts, articles, reports, thought leadership, and point-of-view pieces were the answer to all our business development woes, every freaking business on this planet would have been doing [...]

Chances are you already have/know it…

I miss barbell training. I haven’t been doing it for a month (perhaps more) now despite a green flag from the doctor's office. Just being conservative. Add to this, I haven't been rolling for the past two weeks either due to an ear injury. My left one got swollen and had to be drained out. [...]

Do the work before you’re ready to show it…

The one aspect that stuns me while reviewing resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles of potential candidates is their portfolio. Most don’t have it and when asked they need “some time” to pull everything together. The ones who do have a portfolio share samples that are from 2014, 2015, 2016, along with their most recent [...]

Trade offs vs compromises

They’re not the same and they definitely shouldn’t be used interchangeably. But both do suck. A comprise isn’t a win-win as most would like you to believe. It’s anything but that. I believe it’s the lowest form of agreement in which one party wins while the other gets to live with something less than satisfactory. [...]

Creating change with generosity

It’s a well acknowledged notion that you’ve got to be in the right position or know someone who is, to exact change. I think those factors are useful and might help but aren’t the only ones influencing change. There’s more to it. Years ago, I was hired by a corporate client for a long-term copywriting [...]

Leadership doesn’t work until leaders do

One of my favourite questions for the guests on my podcast is “how does leadership work?” It’s fascinating to just hear their responses. Almost each of the guest have a different perspective on the whats and hows of the art of leadership and influence. The best response I’ve got was from my dear friend, Brillian, [...]

Did I just contradict myself?

So, the other day I looked up stats for my blog and noticed a few clicks on a post I’d written over a year ago. Felt good. Just that I didn’t even remember writing it! And the next logical question I asked myself was — is this thing (blogging everyday) even working? There are two [...]

Would this solve our problem?

If the answer to that question is a "no" or a variant thereof you should probably stop and reconsider what are doing. Yes, this sounds generic, I know but that's intentional because I know this works for almost any challenge you're facing right now. If you're bold enough to answer the question honestly. This seemingly [...]