5 Essentials for Every Thought Leader’s Marketing Toolkit

5 Essentials for Every Thought Leader’s Marketing Toolkit

In today’s world, it takes more than innovative, inspiring ideas to be a thought leader. With so many voices out there, putting in their own two cents, the chances of your own contribution getting lost in the mix is high. As a thought leader, it is key to position yourself strategically and specifically in order…

4 Ways CEOs Can Navigate Controversial Topics

4 Ways CEOs Can Navigate Controversial Topics

In an article in the Washington Post last year, Morning Consult cautioned companies and CEOs about taking a public stance on issues of the day because this could lead the company to be perceived as picking a political party – i.e. “Red” or “Blue”. This article highlighted the crucial fact that the stakeholders of a…

5 Ground Rules Before Starting a Difficult Conversation

5 Ground Rules Before Starting a Difficult Conversation

People disagree. It happens all the time, and it’s hard to know how to deal with disagreements. When it comes to family, politics and religion, the “Thanksgiving Rule” is to just not bring the topics up. But in an increasingly polarized world, we don’t always have the luxury of avoidance. In our personal lives, we…

5 Trends in Personal Branding for 2019

5 Trends in Personal Branding for 2019

With the new year upon us, it is a good time to take stock of your Personal Branding strategy. Is it time to up your game? With that in mind, here are some important trends in Personal Branding to take into account when mapping your strategy. Video Dominates The increasing ease of video production means…

5 Lessons We Can Learn from the NFL Owners & Nike

5 Lessons We Can Learn from the NFL Owners & Nike

In August 2016, Colin Kaepernick, star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, silently sat during the playing of the National Anthem in protest of issues of “systematic oppression”, “equality and social injustice”, “racism and injustice in our criminal system”, “oppression of people of color in the United States”, and to not “show pride in a…