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BNI founder Dr Ivan Misner - Ivan Misner and Bob in Tavernelle In Val Di Pesa…

BNI founder Dr Ivan Misner - networking and humility

BNI founder Dr Ivan Misner, one of the world’s leading authorities in networking and referral marketing, admits that he is not a natural networker.

Impression - Tom (left), Aaron (right): Tom Craig is one half of the team—along with his co-founder Aaron Dicks—who established their digital marketing agency Impression in 2014. Two years on, it has grown into a formidable player in Britain, which remains entirely profit-funded.

Startup Q&A: Tom Craig, Co-Founder, Impression

Tom Craig is one half of the team—along with his co-founder Aaron Dicks—who established their digital marketing agency Impression in 2014. Two years on, it has grown into a formidable player in Britain, which remains entirely profit-funded.

Beyoncé is one of the most recognisable people on the planet. While her colossal record sales and concert tour receipts are impressive, it’s her social conscience, sheer likeability and generous support of people and communities and need that has made the singer an icon of how business can serve a larger purpose.

Pay it Forward: Beyoncé

The Beyonce news most of us are familiar with charts huge record sales and tour receipts. The real story about the singer is found away from the spotlight.

She may be a record-breaking colossus of pop culture, but singer Katy Perry has a following that is as inspired as much by her political and social activism, as well as her tireless work on behalf of a range of charitable organisations.

Pay it Forward - Katy Perry news - Agent

Katy Perry news: The singer has a following that’s inspired as much by her work for charitable causes, political and social activism as it is for her music.

Leonardo DiCaprio needs no introduction, thanks to his roles in some of the most successful movies ever. But aware from the sets and cameras, his ongoing campaigns to heightening awareness about social responsibility and the future of the planet show that DiCaprio is motivated by a ‘big picture’ of a different kind…

Pay it Forward: Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio needs no introduction, thanks to his roles in some of the most successful movies ever. But away from the sets and cameras, his demonstrable commitment to heightening awareness about social responsibility and the future of the planet show that DiCaprio is motivated by a ‘big picture’ of a different kind…

Portugese football ace Cristiano Ronaldo is not only one of soccer’s most decorated players—he also has one of the most philanthropic reputations in the world of sport.

Pay it Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugese football ace Cristiano Ronaldo is not only one of soccer’s most decorated players—he also has one of the most philanthropic reputations in the world of sport.

THIS Change AGENTs Pay it Forward post celebrates a professional sporting organisation that also goes the distance to promote social responsibility through its support for a range of worthy causes locally and globally: the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

Change AGENTs Pay It Forward: Chelsea FC

THIS Change AGENTs Pay it Forward post celebrates Chelsea FC for its work as a sport organisation that promotes social responsibility and awareness-raising.

Successful people know the value of a break from work as much as they driven by their profound commitment to business. While their business is, after all, the thing that propels them towards their goals, they are canny enough to realise that these goals and ambitions are in the service of something deeper and larger than profit. (Image Source: iStock)

10 ways that weekends can help you to be more productive

Successful people know the value of a break from work as much as they appreciate commitment. Here are 10 ways downtime helps you to be more productive.

Productivity plateaued? Some business geniuses take a daily outdoor swim to stay sharp! There’s no proof of a direct link between high IQ and success, but most successful geniuses do seem to recognise that apparent eccentricity and going against the grain does no harm in the long run… (Image Source: iStock)

Eccentric Personality Traits that Worked for 6 Geniuses

The apparently eccentric personality traits of genius leaders are more to do with ‘against the grain’ focus than eccentricity. Good news for us all!

Life is tough for startups. New ideas can be difficult to bring to fruition, and then insecurity can often halt progress, somethings fatally. But many have stood in your shoes before, and their wisdom can be beneficial at this most trying stage. (Image Source: iStock)

10 Thoughts for Startups who Want to Change the World

Life is tough for startups who want to change the world. But many have been here before you, and their wisdom can help you through this most trying phase.

What is the secret to avoiding tensions that arise through those “foot in mouth” moments when you make a well-intended remark to a colleague that instead deeply insults them? (Image Source: iStock)

How to Control Emotions At Work - 5 Simple Tips

Learning how to control emotions at work is vital to avoid the tensions that can arise when you make a well-intended remark that deeply insults a colleague.

What does a person’s IQ really tell us about their chances of success and happiness? Not a lot; certainly not conclusively. All research suggests a need to rethink the significance of IQ. And some companies are already considering abandoning all standardized testing outright… (Image Source: iStock)

Measuring Intelligence - 5 Reasons For New Thinking on IQ

How reliable is IQ in measuring intelligence? Not very, as it turns out; and some firms are moving towards abandoning standardised testing outright.

There are serious consequences to disorganisation. Research shows that messy work stations are a stress-spurring health hazard and a pyre for burning profit and productivity… (Image Source: iStock)

Organize Your Desk! 3 Reasons Why Decluttering Is Essential

There are more serious consequences to clutter than feeling out of sorts. Organize your desk and watch your health, outlook, and profitability soar.

While the business world demands constant focus on goals for leaders to succeed, this can be a tough challenge in an era of instant global communication and dizzyingly fast change. Here are just 7 ways that business and thought leaders have risen to the challenge. (Image Source: iStock)

7 Ways that Leaders Excel by Setting Goals & Achieving Them (January 2021)

While business demands focus, the sheer pace of change makes setting goals and achieving them a big ask. These 7 leaders have risen to the challenge in 2019

6 Mantras to Help You Through the Tough Times  Mantras have become powerful motivators for businesses. They can be particularly effective in tough times. Here are 6 particularly potent, and proven, mantras that can help you during those rough days. (Image Source: iStock)

6 Mantras to Repeat When Going Through Hard Times

Mantras have become powerful motivators for entrepreneurs, especially when going through hard times and tough business challenges. Here are 6 of the best.