Crowdsourcing: What It Is, How It Works, Why You Should Care & How To Do It!

Crowdsourcing is here to stay. It’s a subject I find fascinating because it combines three of my favorite things: efficiency, simplicity and community. And I’d like to demonstrate to you what it is, how it works and why you should care. So we have a lot to cover here. This is probably going to be a pretty long post but bear with me because it will be worth it. Let’s start at the beginning… What Is Crowdsourcing? Well here is the wikipedia definition: Crowdsourcing is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. This process can … Read The Full Article …

Ape Not Kill Ape (aka There’s Nothing Wiser Than Nature)

After years of being mis-treated, experimented on and lied to by Humans – via a freak accident causing a global virus – Apes end up being the dominant race on the planet. Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle: “Ape Not Kill Ape.” They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other. Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple. We are stronger when we are together. We are stronger when we help each other. Apes, like humans, are … Read The Full Article …

Emotional Intelligence: Get Wired For Success – Part 2 of 2

5 exercises to improve your Emotional Intelligence… Your IQ doesn’t alter much throughout your life. Emotional Intelligence, on the other hand, can be improved at any time. That’s great news because, as we saw in part 1 of this article, ‘Emotional Intelligence counts more than IQ or expertise for determining who excels at a job – any job – and for outstanding leadership it counts for almost everything’ (Daniel Goleman). Emotional Intelligence (EI) is all about knowing and managing others’ emotions and your own emotions. EI is not one skill but rather a collection of capabilities which can be grouped … Read The Full Article …

Emotional Intelligence: Get Wired For Success – Part 1 of 2

Emotional Intelligence accounts for 2 thirds of career success. That’s great news because, unlike IQ, you can improve your Emotional Intelligence. What Is Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence is a convenient phrase that’s fairly recent (1990s). It’s not just about being good at using emotions, it’s about: Knowing your own emotions (Self-Awareness) Knowing others’ emotions (Social Awareness) Handling your own emotions (Self-Management) Handling others’ emotions (Social Skills)

10 Ways to Impress Your Boss In Your Next Meeting

All meetings should be good meetings There are no excuses. Amazing how some people can get it so wrong… 1. Forget The Agenda If it’s your meeting, call the meeting without an agenda. This will allow participants to speak freely rather than being constrained by the restrictions of a structured agenda. 2. Make The Meeting A ‘Firedrill’ Don’t give people any real notice that you’re going to have a meeting but insist that it has to happen. This will make you seem really important and your meeting too. The technical term for this kind of last minute action is a … Read The Full Article …

How To Create Wealth

OK, I admit it, I’m wealthy. … and not just a little either. But before you decide that that means you don’t like me any more, let’s just get clear on what I mean by that. Please read this brief article to see what I mean: It’s Not About The Money, Money, Money. i.e. I’m talking about true wealth, not just money. So that being said (well, written): What if I told you that creating wealth (including money) is really easy? Would that make you think I was just another one of those get rich quick gurus? Hopefully not if … Read The Full Article …