Use Your Personal Brand to Strengthen Your Leadership Identity

Use Your Personal Brand to Strengthen Your Leadership Identity

So defining your leadership identity starts by defining your personal brand. You can’t turn around your business until you turn around yourself. Understanding who you are and what you solve for is how your leadership will define the evolution of the business in the new normal. The concept of personal branding — the idea that success comes from how you …

3 Key Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs

3 Key Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs

When you look at the world’s top startups and then at their CEOs, you find similar characteristics across the board. Startup CEOs are crazy enough to start a company from scratch and strong enough to build a rock-solid team around their idea. As a startup CEO, you’ll likely feel that your company’s weight is on your shoulders, while every decision you …

3 Keys To Being Successful Holistic Entrepreneur

3 Keys To Being Successful Holistic Entrepreneur

For many years the phrase “follow your passion” was one of thetop pieces of career advice that was offered to everyone who was thinking about going down the entrepreneur route. There’s a degree of romance associated with being a holistic entrepreneur, offering a life where your business and your passion are perfectly blended so that you get well paid to …

The Value of Finding Your Audience

The Value of Finding Your Audience

As I think about marketing and social media and delve into what core problems cause so much challenge in a marketers world, I come to a glaring issue that trumps so many other things. I see people in a rat race looking for the latest and greatest tips to get ahead, achieve success, and pass their competition. The problem is …

To Build Trust as a Leader

To Build Trust as a Leader, Inspire With Words Backed by Action

In Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s character (William Wallace) cries “Alba gu bràth” as he and his men forge boldly into battle. The Gaelic phrase, which means roughly “Scotland forever,” gave the troops something to rally around and inspired them to remember why they were fighting. Such a rallying cry is useful in the battle of day-to-day business as well because it …

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Professional Community

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Professional Community

It’s not easy building a professional community from the ground up, but Noelle O’Reilly has managed just that: her inaugural Dublin Tech Summit hosted over 10,000 attendees on February 15th and 16th, 2017. Here’s how O’Reilly has made it all happen: Where your network meets is crucial. If you’re spending time in an area that’s run down or hard to …