Five Tactics for Influencing Stakeholders

If you’re in a complex, cross-matrixed business, the chances are that your success depends on stakeholders across the organization with varied roles and responsibilities. When it comes to getting work done, it takes more than rolling up your sleeves and jumping in...

Add a Personal Tagline to Clarify Your Value-Add

The last of a three-part series on building an avant-garde personal brand. If you’ve been on this branding journey with me, you know we’ve covered a lot of ground when considering important elements of a solid, avant-garde personal brand. Of all the takeaways, I hope...

Consider Character, Mission to Create an Epoch Personal Brand

Part two in a three-part series on building an avant-garde personal brand. Building and promoting your personal brand is essential, no matter if you are a solopreneur or an employee. The reason is simple — you are always shaping your professional reputation. Not...

Create an Avant-Garde Personal Brand

Part one in a three-part series on personal branding.  In her book Career Moves, San Antonio author, speaker, and leadership development expert Dondi Scumaci writes, “You are a package of skills, capabilities, experiences, and results. Regardless of where you work or...

Reverse Mentoring Benefits Both Mentor and Mentee

In September 2010 I joined Twitter at the encouragement of my mentor, Chris Liang. Shortly afterward, I received my first tweet to which I excitedly replied. It was, of course, from Chris. I was in my 40s; my mentor was almost half my age. At the time I was leading...

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