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People are researching you. All kinds of people use all kinds of ways to learn about you. LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to control what they discover about your strengths and, more important, about your brand. Who are these people? People you know. People who want to know you. People who matter: Your prospects, employees,prospective employers, managers, clients, board members etc. They all use LinkedIn to learn about others. They search for you before meeting you for the first time or…Continue
Recently employees from prominent South African companies hit the headlines for wrong reasons when it was discovered that staff were ‘insulting’ people on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s just say that these companies are not the only to have been troubled by employees’ social media usage. Any quick search on Google will be peppered with articles about how employees were sacked for talking about people, their bosses or customers in a derogatory manner on any of the big social media…Continue
For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa. These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.
Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…
It's a brand new work and business world. And we do mean "brand." Today, branding occurs at the individual level. But do you want to make a woman feel uncomfortable? Just ask about her strengths and value. It's no stereotype: Studies show that women are notoriously bad at promoting their personal brands. One study, from employee search firm ISR, attributes this trait to the high value women place on relationships and communities. Women don't speak about their…Continue