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Scott Monty - Keynote Speaker, Pragmatic Futurist

Scott Monty - Keynote Speaker, Pragmatic Futurist
 
 

Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Silence Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Silence

Who's a leader that has influenced you? It could be someone famous, like a politician or business executive from the past or prese...

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The Lure of the Immediate The Lure of the Immediate

It's easier than ever to be distracted. Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone: each contains functions to interrupt us and grab our attent...

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The Downside of Risk The Downside of Risk

Companies are hotbeds of politics. I don't mean politics as in government; I'm referring of course to the high-stakes games of ...

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The Upside of Vulnerability The Upside of Vulnerability

We risk so much by putting ourselves out there. Experiencing failure or defeat. Admitting our weaknesses and flaws. Showing our more de...

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You Are Not Your Job You Are Not Your Job

On this Labor Day holiday (in the U.S.), I was wondering: how much of ourselves we pour into our work? We spend the majority of our wa...

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Pleasure Makes Perfect Pleasure Makes Perfect

We just celebrated Labor Day here in the United States. And for many, it was something of a timestamp – a long weekend signalling the l...

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Simple vs. Complex: I'll Take Simple, Please Simple vs. Complex: I'll Take Simple, Please

You've probably heard someone older than you in your family yearn for the past. Maybe they see how customers are handled at a restaur...

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The Power of Brevity The Power of Brevity

There's great power in keeping things short. It's one of the reasons I changed my podcast to be about 5 minutes long each ...

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What CEOs Do That Sets Them Apart What CEOs Do That Sets Them Apart

When you're stuck for an idea, where do you go? If you've ever watched Mad Men, you saw Don Draper, the consummate creative di...

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Sherlock Holmes Knew the Secret to Standing Out Sherlock Holmes Knew the Secret to Standing Out

No, it wasn't by wearing a silly hat. As we're nearing the close of August, it's back-to-school season. That means there ar...

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Influencers Are People Too Influencers Are People Too

How much money would you say goes into influencer marketing? On Instagram – that bastion of vanity – brands are spending $1.6 billion...

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What Is Influence? What Is Influence?

Influence is not a destination, but a journey. It's not a job, but the by-product of doing something well. It is not the size of ...

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The Fuller Brush Credo The Fuller Brush Credo

The Fuller Brush Company was ahead of its time. It's well known for the army of door to door salesmen that peddled its wide ...

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That Word Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means That Word Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Do you want happy customers? It's hard to imagine anyone answering "no" to that question. And yet, every single day, we s...

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Change Your Leaves, Not Your Roots Change Your Leaves, Not Your Roots

We're all driven by something – a goal, an inner desire, a set of objectives. This applies to you as an individual and to the compa...

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The Barrenness of a Busy Life The Barrenness of a Busy Life

As you return to work on Monday, amid the flurry of emails, calls, meetings, and general catching up, remember that busyness can mask pr...

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That Which We Are, We Are That Which We Are, We Are

We all inhabit some kind of personality when we're online, and probably at work too. It's about fitting in, and making it clear w...

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Five Skills That Young Marketers and Communicators Should Develop Five Skills That Young Marketers and Communicators Should Develop

As the marketing and communications industry continues to change and to adapt to digital environments, these are some key skills/specialt...

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