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The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World

The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
For many people their career can be their primary building block that provides major personal meaning and purpose outside of their family. Lose your job and the question is asked, “Who am I?” or “Why do I exist?

Being made redundant at 40 0r 50 can raise many doubts about life and its purpose. Being fired due to bad economic conditions, company failure or a political power play can be life shattering for many.

Should your life be so defined?

It’s as if you handed your life to the boss or the company that hired you. That is a scary place to be and can be avoided.

Building a personal digital brand can be done in parallel to your job and career.

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Authoritative advice for 21C life from Jeff Bullas.

David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 7:29 AM

Authoritative advice for 21C life from Jeff Bullas.

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Building a personal digital brand can be done in parallel to your job and career.

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Pocket : The Culture Deck — Medium

Pocket : The Culture Deck — Medium | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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5 Genius Lessons From the World's Greatest Business Thinker - Huffington Post

5 Genius Lessons From the World's Greatest Business Thinker - Huffington Post | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
To see why Bush and so many executives look to Drucker's work for guidance, here are five of the best lessons from the man himself... lessons that may very well change the way you think about business, forever....
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Science explains why volcanoes are erupting all over the place right now

Science explains why volcanoes are erupting all over the place right now | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
There may actually be such a thing as "volcano season." (Science explains why volcanoes are erupting all over the place right now (@rwylie9): http://t.co/DWjSfSNon6)...

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The essence of complexity! 

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Cause mother nature ain't happy ...

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AGILE random walks (Random walk series Book 1) eBook: Gary J Bamford: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

AGILE random walks (Random walk series Book 1) eBook: Gary J Bamford: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Once | TechCrunch

5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Once  | TechCrunch | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
They say in business you should think big. But when it comes to your career, have you considered thinking “small”? In my experience, a startup is a..
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work - Brian Solis

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work - Brian Solis | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

When it comes to the future of work “late adopter is equivalent to out of business.” The question that you should be asking yourselves is what is your organizations doing about these five trends to make sure that you can succeed in the new world of work? If your organization doesn’t think about and plan for the future of work then your organization will have no future.


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Kill your performance ratings

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Neuroscience shows why numbers-based HR management is obsolete.

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Burn those spreadsheets now ..... 

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Liking Work Really Matters

Liking Work Really Matters | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

But while we know intuitively that tasks we find interesting can feel effortless, what does it actually do to our mental gas tank? Can interest help us perform our best without feeling fatigued?

 

Research by psychologists Paul A. O'Keefe and Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia of Michigan State University, which were recently published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggests that it can.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 8, 5:26 PM

Being interested in a task is essential to being good at it.

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It does. When I went into the classroom, it was a place of great creativity for me. As time progressed and School managers decided they knew more than those who inhabited the classroom ecosystem. it was harder to enjoy what we did in the classroom.

 

 

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Interesting work is also effortless work;

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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.

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Carol Rine's curator insight, August 24, 9:35 PM

Powerful article...I see it happening already.

Rebecca Renck's curator insight, August 25, 9:43 AM

This is a wake-up call to something we already know.  Our world is changing drastically and this means in ever increasing relation to how we make a living and how our children will make a living in the not so distant future.  There are two points that need addressed now to support these changes and provide the best way to prepare our chidren.  Point one: we need to continue to modify education so that children get not only a basic skill set but also some specialized education as they become closer to the working age. 

Second,and maybe most important to us as parents, is that without the traditional office where most of us learned our work ethics and personal responsibility, along with many social skills as we came of age and entered the workforce, these things will need to be taught at a younger age.  Whether it be at home, school, church or organizations, a concentrated effort and / or instruction on integrity, self confidence, social skills, personal responsibility and time managament are needed.  Value based personal awareness curriculum need to be as important as math and writing skills. Even more important is the need to integrate more specialized skill and creative arts into their lives. Otherwise a young adult entering the workforce will not only have a difficult time being able to integrate socially and responsibly from a home office but will not have a skill set that he can market as a contractor.

Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 5, 11:21 PM

The pace is faster than we have the ability to adapt.  Accelerated, self-directed learning will become the new norm.

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5 strategies for keeping a startup vibe in a rapidly growing company - The Next Web

5 strategies for keeping a startup vibe in a rapidly growing company - The Next Web | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
5 strategies for keeping a startup vibe in a rapidly growing company
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When rapid growth is fueled by this startup mindset, the natural need comes to hire more staff.
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Were you born to lead? - The Age (blog)

Were you born to lead? - The Age (blog) | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The Age (blog)Were you born to lead? The Age (blog) But when they're all combined, it becomes clear that leadership development programs “produce substantial results”, especially in regards to improving the knowledge and skills of those who...


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Nature or nurture. What do you think?

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3 Greatest Myths about Owning a #Business

3 Greatest Myths about Owning a #Business | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

When I was younger I wanted my own business, but I didn’t know how to begin. Should I buy a franchise, join a multi-level marketing company, or start my own business?

 

I went to seminars, presentations, and sales pitches on selling everything from milk additives to fuel additives, from soap to jewellery.

 

A lot of the presentations were very high-pressured. They were designed to get you to buy, sign, and commit. It was all about selling the dream of a life of leisure; you could live like a king and enjoy life without hard work. You could be different from the average Joe—no longer serving the man but living the dream.

 

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!”

 

These are the three great myths:


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Bill Brown's curator insight, July 23, 5:21 AM

So true! Yes, you do have to get real when you think about starting your own business. All those overnight successes you hear about, well, there are very few of them and with hindsight most people's idea of "overnight" tends to foreshorten over time!

 

Read and get real.

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 1:46 PM

Truth!

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Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!” These are the three great myths...

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Pocket : 10 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Pocket : 10 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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To Grow Your Business, You Need To Stop Working - Forbes

To Grow Your Business, You Need To Stop Working - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Like investment bankers, entrepreneurs are always showing off the empty weekend office, their Friday night computer screens, or their holiday weekend completion list. Are we really getting more accomplished or are we damaging our long-term prospects?
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Eureka - how to avoid Groupthink!

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Should Managers Focus on Performance or Engagement?

Should Managers Focus on Performance or Engagement? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Gallup surveyed more than 8,000 employees to examine this question. The answer isn't as "either/or" as many companies might think.

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Twist or bust ..... 12 elements, and I thought there was only 4!

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How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

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Internal train courses ..... come in please, your time is up!

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50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Sh*t Its Pants

50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Sh*t Its Pants | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
We don’t do drug tests.
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Well, with over a million 'likes' I guess the tide really is turning.

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The Evolution Of The Employee

The Evolution Of The Employee | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

 

One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as we know it is dead and that the only way forward is to challenge convention around how we work, how we lead, and how we build our companies. Employees which were once thought of expendable cogs are the most valuable asset that any organization has. However, the employee from a decade ago isn’t the same as the employee who we are starting to see today. To help show that I wanted to share an image from my upcoming book which depicts how employees are evolving. It’s an easy way to see the past vs the future.

 


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Tom Hood's curator insight, September 6, 8:27 AM

Nice graphic that captures the essence of how work and the employee is changing / needing to change. It is very close to an exercise we did with our team as we prepared for our move and our "workplace" consultants (Avance') had our entire team map how work was, how it is now, and where they see it going... Here are some of the key areas:

 

From individual work to group work

From hierarchy to flat structure

From Independent group to interdependent group

From internally focused to external (customer/member and brand)

From planned connections to spontaneous connections

From single work point to multiple workpoints

From structured to fluid

 

This also reinforces our approach to what we are calling the "shift change" and how the interplay of technology, workplace, leadership, learning, and culture are all in need of intentional thoughtful planning to get the most out of the new world we are facing...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 18, 3:35 AM

Wow, like it...:-)))

Hélène Introvigne's curator insight, September 18, 2:39 PM

the future of work !

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Leadership Dashboards: How managing the past can hurt your future

Leadership Dashboards: How managing the past can hurt your future | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
What metrics do you use to manage your business?

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Futurology ..... the process.

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We all look back, how can we become more forward looking

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3 Signs You Should Not Become an Entrepreneur

3 Signs You Should Not Become an Entrepreneur | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons why most should not start businesses. Below are three significant signs that the risks of entrepreneurship are not for you.
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Bosses are not necessarily leaders

Bosses are not necessarily leaders | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Why should anyone be led by you wrote Goffee and Jones (HBR) in 2001. Indeed. Often new leaders spent so much time on goals and targets and using “climbing skills” shall we call them, that when they arrive where they wanted to get to they think more of the same will work.


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Are you 'doing things right' or 'doing the right thing'?

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How Can Entrepreneurs Create a Culture of Excellence?

How Can Entrepreneurs Create a Culture of Excellence? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

“ Why leaders who embrace and harness change attract and create a culture of excellence within their organizations. How serving leaders build a great business”


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Moving Beyond Marketing

Moving Beyond Marketing | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds clear evidence that companies across industries are creating value with social business.


A key finding is that social business value is a function of social business maturity.


This year’s report details the drivers of that maturity and how companies are using social business to transform their organizations and reap greater gains from their social business efforts.


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It's good to be social ...

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Download the full report here

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How mature is your business in terms of managing #SocialCapital?@RobPeters @thomaspower