10 Communication Tweaks to Help You Sound More Assertive

It’s time to banish tentative verb phrases like “I think”, “I feel” or “I just thought” so that you sound more confident and assertive at work. Here are 10 common [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|

Why your weaknesses are hard to spot

As part of my Brandheart personal branding process, I take each client through a 360 reputation survey. The client supplies me with names of people who know him or her [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|

Your Cherries Are In The Wrong Place

Have you ever stood in a fuggy dojo with your hand in a vice grip while your knuckles are being examined by a sweaty Sensei? No? Me neither. It was [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|

Is Your Personal Brand Future-Proof?

First we had IQ. Then we had EQ. Now we have AQ. AQ, if you haven't come across it yet, is your Adaptability Quotient. It measures how well you adapt [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|

What’s YOUR Personal Leadership Brand?

By now you know that personal branding is not about changing who you are, but doing more of what you’re already doing right. It's about discovering your unique talents and [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Why Simple Sells

My last blog post, a simple list post, did way better than most of my other content block posts. This is partly because it was unfussy and easy to read. [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|

Do You Speak In Sound Bites?

“We don’t want great oratory anymore, we want sound bites,” says sound consultant Julian Treasure his TED talk 5 Ways To Listen Better. “We’re so bombarded with information, we can’t [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|

How To Say Thank You

If the thought of composing an official year-end thank you email to your loyal clients makes you groan inwardly, I've got you covered. You’ve already spent your energy racing to [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|

Damage Control: What To Do If You’ve Blown An Interview

In my last blog post, What Your Boss Really Wants From You, I suggested ways you could impress your boss. I wrote the post as part preparation for an interview [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|

What Your Boss Really Wants From You

“YOU’RE SUCH AN IDIOT!!” My boss raged at a colleague who ordered 500,000 of the wrong size tubes from China. He ranted with high-pitched voice and bulging eyes, while the [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|
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