Building your learning brand

How much attention do you pay to what others know and how they feel about your learning team?

Have you built a strong brand awareness in your business? Does your audience know and care about what you do/offer?

To get people excited about learning and making use of your resources and tools, first they must know that you even exist and what you can offer, you need to build your brand.

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These 5 books will teach you the most valuable lessons on leadership

I’m not a leadership expert by any means, but I love to absorb and learn from as many leaders in their respective fields as possible.

I mainly do this through books, podcasts, videos etc. Over the last few years I’ve come across a number of great pieces of leadership material, this compelled me to think about what 5 pieces would I recommend to anyone.

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What I would tell my younger self on the truth of life

I’m currently in the midst of reading a variety of excellent insights from a network of mentors in Tim Ferriss book “Tribe of Mentors“.

I’ve come across some fascinating pieces of wisdom so far, yet this extract on advice that was shared with a university student about to enter the real world from what I consider an unlikely source of a partner at a venture capitalist firm is so powerful.

I feel it’s not only something that should be shared with those about to enter the world on their own for the first time, but also serve a a reminder to all of us who are already operating within it too.

I believe I’ll be revisiting this passage many times.

“Life will go faster than you know. It will be tempting to live a life that impresses others. But this is the wrong path. The right path is to know that life is short, every day is a gift and you have certain gifts.

Happiness is about understanding that the gift of life should be honoured every day by offering your gifts to the world.

Don’t let yourself define what matters by the dogma of other people’s thoughts. Even more important, don’t let the thoughts of self-doubt and chattering self-criticism in your own mind slow you down. You will likely be your own worst critic.

Be kind to yourself in your own mind. Let your mind show you the same kindness that you aspire to show others”

These are the original words of Mike Maples Jr, partner at Floodgate, a venture capitalist firm.

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