I’m a big believer in running a business guided by principles. Here are mine:
1. AUTHENTICITY – What you see is what you get: I embrace open and straightforward communication no matter what the channel or format: face-to-face, from the stage, via the media or social channels. Likewise, I choose to associate with people of similar ilk: real people doing real work, who lead with their heart and demonstrate genuine intent in their chosen endeavours.
2. COMMUNITY – Together we’re stronger: I foster a sense of connection and belonging among my peers, friends, clients and partners, with a view to transforming the core of my professional network into a friendly and respectful ‘neighbourhood’ made up of like-minded folks who are passionate, empathetic, positive, and forward-looking. I believe in consistency, in showing up for people ongoing, not just when I need something from them.
3. SUBSTANCE – Cut the platitudes please: I strive to deliver optimum value through my content, my talks, and my mentoring and consulting efforts. Likewise, I choose to work with people who take a similar value-add approach: professionals who communicate insights, ideas and philosophies that have not only been well thought through but also road tested through practical experience.