I have a cunning plan

My goal is “A world where business and purpose collide”. Basically, this means a world where we have thriving communities supported by thriving businesses. This is an optimistic goal, and one where the cynic says hang-on, I can’t change the world. This is true, but my cunning plan is to help other people change theContinue reading “I have a cunning plan”

Opportunity awaits just through that door

Many of us ‘paper shufflers’ (ie office workers) are still doing our standard hours albeit working from home not the office. This is all well and good but the simple fact is we don’t deserve a medal, rather we should be getting a good kick up the backside! Very few of us are in rolesContinue reading “Opportunity awaits just through that door”

Mentoring

Lately I’ve been really enjoying helping others on their various journeys. Well I would define it more as more supporting and being a sounding board. Being a “sounding board” has been so rewarding and something I’m keen to keep on doing – so I thought I’d do a bit of up-skilling. Mentoring is only oneContinue reading “Mentoring”

Do introverts hate networking?

First off – let’s stop stereotyping. You simply cannot make such broad and sweeping statements about roughly half the population. Remember the old saying “label jars not people”? Well that applies to any label you are think of using! Secondly let’s stop making assumptions about what networking is, and where it takes place. A 19Continue reading “Do introverts hate networking?”

Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts

Thought leaders must generate conversations. Conversations must generate action. Actions must generate positive change This seems simple but whether it’s in business, social services or even politics, it provides a basic rule of thumb for what “thought leaders” should be striving for. Ideas are great, action has to follow but positive change is what it’sContinue reading “Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts”

Be a storyteller

I recently attended a social media/digital marketing seminar for NFP and social enterprise. Tyler Riewer came out with the great question while talking about telling stories. Are storytellers really just sales people, and if so, is this a bad thing? I often think that many purposeful organisations, especially NFPs, see ‘selling’ as a dirty word.Continue reading “Be a storyteller”