A lot of people have been talking about Personal Brand recently. I have seen more mention of this on social media, LinkedIn, and in traditional media. There have been a number of talks by colleagues on personal brand at work. But what is Personal Brand?
As with a number of these things it can mean different things to different people. For some people it means themselves and careers as one. To others it is their career, to yet more it is their persona that they bring to work. What does it mean to me? Continue reading
There has been something niggling away at the back of my brain for a while now. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. Until this week. Something happened which finally freed the thought and brought realisation.
It was something that I used to take for granted, but which seems to have disappeared. My role models are no longer at a senior level, some are but not many. Continue reading
Outside of my working life I am on a long and continuing journey to better health and fitness. As part of this I have had a personal trainer. In one of our sessions he asked me why I was afraid to fail. This made me start to think about my working life as well as training and whether there were differences.
Firstly I wanted to describe my attitude to failure. Continue reading
I have been doing some thinking about my future, my career and my peers. A wise friend told me about unicorns and it made me think more around personality types. My mind settled on three types, there are of course many more, but these three were the ones that resonated with me. Continue reading
Success is a strange concept, we all seek it, we all have a unique definition of it. Most of us know and want to learn and emulate traits of successful people.
People like Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, Richard Branson and David M Kelley fascinate me, as does their success. They are/were all highly motivated people, they set goals and achieve, no matter how unlikely success may seem. Their self belief is high, but is not based upon arrogance, rather on vision and upon a track record of achievement.
So what does success mean to me? Continue reading