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Year in Review…
By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies
It’s been another one of “those years”.
However, it is certainly not as bad as everyone thinks – or the media would have you believe – or the politicians would manipulate you into behaving as if it is.
If you follow the news (and I am sure you do), the year has been one long drama full of strife and turmoil; Arab Spring, Occupy Wall-Street, the corrosive political environment that exists in the States, the ugliness of the drug wars in Mexico – to name just a few.
Then there is the ongoing rolling drama in the financial markets demonstrative of the incompetence and lack of leadership that exists in the countries of the Eurozone and in the States – where half-measures and self-inflicted wounds are preferred over the bold and decisive actions that are necessary. It seems that everyone prefers to “kick the can down the road” to the next group of lawmakers than to step-up and demonstrate the leadership people are craving.
A recent report by CoreNet Global surveyed 100 firms regarding space utilization offers revealed that utilization rates range from 45-65%. This means that at any moment on average, 55% of the existing office space is vacant. Clearly, there is an opportunity to increase shareholder value. The lack of synergy that exists between corporate governance and financial performance management of many corporate real estate portfolios creates long-term gaps in sustained performance.
The current financial crisis is driving the world into a global recession. There is no job security anymore. Especially in times of financial crisis you need to be independent, become the CEO of your life and redefine yourself in order to create and attract new creative opportunities. This can be realized successfully according to an innovative four-stage authentic personal branding model, that will be introduced in this article, based on the bestselling book“Authentic Personal Branding: A new blueprint for building and aligning a powerful leadership brand” (Information Age Publishing, USA, 2009). You can get yourself out of this crisis by re-branding and managing yourself effectively and by building, implementing and cultivating your authentic personal brand.
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