Developing the 7 digital habits: Habit 2 – Be proactive managing your brand

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This is part 3 of a series of posts that were prompted by an article written by the Leading Edge Forum entitled The 7 Digital Habits of Highly Effective People. In Habit 1 we looked at “Seek first to understand” and the challenge of sensing our market. Habit 2 suggests a need to “Be Proactive in […]

4 personal brands CIOs need to invest in now

I’ve written often about the urgent necessity for CIOs to build a “brand called IT” in order to remain relevant in a world of shadow IT and Chief Digital Officers. Many of my suggestions have been related to CIOs upgrading their own personal brands to drive the departmental brand. While I agree that the CIO […]

Meet, e-mail, Facebook or SnapChat: should you “network”?

In a word, YES!  If you are interacting with humans during the day, you are networking. Whether you think that way at the time, every interaction you have with someone is either deepening or damaging your network, and your brand. Here’s my thoughts after reading countless books and my personal experience – successes and failures. […]

Secrets of creating personal brand and making strong impressions

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You know what you want to do as your dream job, you have a plan with a few paths to get there, and you are building a world class network. Amazing! But when someone thinks of you, what first comes to mind? What is unique about you? What differentiates yourself from others? Or maybe you […]