The Christmas Sprint

December 15, 2016

With less than 10 days until Christmas and only 15 days before we wave goodbye to 2016, many of us are no doubt buried in a never-ending sea of client events, end of year kids school concerts and business deadlines. Yet despite most of us having had our summer holiday date marked in the calendar for several months, most of us still somehow find ourselves feeling as though we are in a mad sprint to the finish wondering where the last few weeks have disappeared.

For me, one of those end of year sprints and deadlines was the launch of a new personal brand and website. Started several months ago, we seemed to make some fabulous progress very quickly and then it fell to me to write the content which was a task that somehow always seemed to find its way to the bottom of my to do list.

Determined to complete the task and launch before the year was out, I am delighted to say that it is now live! As both the talentinsight and Insync Network Group brands have grown we felt it was important to tell the story of what ties them together with a simple message of what was at the heart of both of them: Building global presence with local relevance.  As the founder of both brands I hope you find that my story and site does just that!

As we continue to operate in an increasingly globalised world, it is important that we as business leaders focus on building the right level of global thinking whilst remaining locally relevant to our clients, markets, businesses, teams and in our own careers. Whether it is at an international, national or regional level, the reality is we can’t remain relevant and impactful in what we do by operating in silos and failing to look up and out at what is happening around us.

So as you take some well-earned time out, I would encourage you to take a moment to consider how you can elevate your presence and increase your relevance in what you do both for yourself and the teams and businesses you lead.

As a way of getting into the Christmas spirit, I thought you may enjoy the following advert from Air New Zealand which in it’s own way encapsulates the message of Think Global. Act Local!

 Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy and rewarding 2017!

Margot Andersen