If you walk up the hillside and they follow you, you are a guru. If you walk up the hillside and they do not, you are a lost hillbilly. How to offer irresistible breadcrumbs. If you walk up the hillside and they follow you, you are a guru. If you walk up the hillside and they do not, you are a lost hillbilly.

You want to know how to elevate your speaking career. The next steps in your evolution may not look the way you expect them to. It takes great self-belief, true originality, and significant forged-in-the-fire willpower to become an iconic speaker.

Working humanity is dividing into two distinct species. The divide will only increase. Will you board the right bus?

You have all the technical skill in the world, but with a few choice behavioural moves, it is entirely possible for you to undermine your own position as an industry expert.

How leaders can creatively dismantle their own organisations

Why it's important to go down in a ball of flames!

The way in which you tell your story helps to position you as an expert...

Opportunity Aggressive Individuals are Safer and Live More Fully than the Risk-Averse.

Their natural habitat is the corporate corridor. Who are they hunting?

It takes more than mere qualifications to become iconic.

How we confuse skill-sets, then blame the outcome.

Don't let the ghosts inside your head prevent you from achieving your goals.

Re-thinking the career horizon.

Yearning is the genesis of Talent. Its presence makes almost anything possible. When we yearn, we find ways around any obstacle; we overcome any hindrance. The absence of yearning represents a full-stop in human development. Any hindrance become a mountain; any obstacle an excuse to throw in the towel.

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