The global pandemic happening right now is wreaking havoc on the world economy, exposing our general unpreparedness, and sadly, taking many lives along the way. In this time of unprecedented global crisis, the safe action for brands and businesses to take has been to stay out it.Continue reading “Brands, This is Not the Time to be Silent”
A few weeks ago, during a marketing talk, an attendee asked me a thought-provoking question. “What’s the one thing that keeps your mind fresh, and open to new ideas?” My answer, without hesitation: “I try to get bored whenever possible.”Continue reading “We need to learn how to be bored again.”
A tradition at this point, here are the twenty books that I read last year. I’ve included short commentaries, thoughts, and opinions on each one. If you’re looking for a reading list inspiration, I do hope this helps you out!Continue reading “2019 in 20 Books”
In the last three years or so of my career thus far, my leaders have constantly reminded me to ‘train another me’. In other words, to mentor someone (or more) so that she / he / they can eventually take over my job and for me to be able to move on to other responsibilities.
It’s a terrifying thought.Continue reading “Leadership is Terrifying, but the Lessons are Priceless”
I have observed a behaviour on social media (specifically, on Facebook) that should be worrying us: the Unfriend Me Now call-out. Not only is it silly and impractical, it’s self-limiting and potentially dangerous, too.Continue reading “The “Unfriend Me Now” Culture on Social Media Needs a Serious Second Look”
Self-harm is not the only way. There is always hope.Continue reading “We Need to be Better Friends, Period”
This is the second instalment of my attempt to read twenty books in a calendar year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the twenty. I think that’s okay, since a) I came pretty close, and b) it’s still within my general goal of ‘reading more books than articles’ yearly.Continue reading “The Books that Defined my 2018”
What. A. Year. 2018, in more ways than one, was the calendar year that changed me the most. They say hindsight is 20/20 and, looking back, I must say that 2018 was one hell of a teacher.Continue reading “So Long, 2018. Thank You for the Lessons.”
One to two years. This is the new ‘normal’, it seems, when it comes to the length of time that people in my generation are staying in their jobs. While there are certain reasons (I can name three off the top of my head) why moving on after a year or two is “okay”, I disagree with the whole philosophy of it – and frankly, I think it’s going to damage an entire generation’s career development and progression.
I’d like to believe that we’re all good at something. Some of us are even great at that something. It’s a source of good and positive confidence, self-belief, and even satisfaction to know this. But knowing we’re good/great at something also has a dark side: when it clouds our judgment and the ego takes over. Continue reading “Everyone Needs an Ego Bucket”