Research: Poor Communicators Are Poorer

Sadly if you’re a poor communicator, you actually become poorer. Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology showed that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate,...

Variety Isn’t A Differentiator

I bet you thought you were clever and that having variety in your offering was a huge differentiator. Not so…Consumers and businesses are drowning in too many choices when they’re buying something. The famous paradox of choice that I talked about in a...

Time Kills Deals

As a business consultant, I’ve seen first hand how time delays can kill deals. This is a huge and pervasive problem for businesses in a multitude of places in the entire marketing and closing funnel. In fact, according to Hubspot (the online marketing company),...

Why It’s Ok To Be in A Bikini On LinkedIn

To be clear, I’m not a nudist. I have friends who are, but I’m too much of a prude to be one myself. So imagine how tickled I was when I recently read a posting on LinkedIn that had been liked and shared and commented on by thousands of people about the...

Helpful Is The New Black in Business

When something is black, (a la little black dress) it means that it’s in fashion or most popular for the moment. For example, one year, designers may say that brown is the new black and so on. And you thought Orange was the New Black– but in business,...

Forget The Myth That Business Strategy Is Free

I live in a growing neighbourhood where almost every other home is adding a 2nd storey. Not being slouches ourselves, we’ve also looked into this for our own bungalow. Guess what? Tradesmen and contractors won’t even talk to you about starting to work on...

63% Hate The Pressure Of Holiday Gift giving

Ahh, the wonderful feeling of holiday joy that floats in the air. The eggnog, the trees, the celebrations…it all sounds great, doesn’t it? If you’re 7 years old, yeah. But if you’re the one who actually has to buy the gifts to put under that...