The reason for the discrepancies highlighted above lies in the intangible brand value and the intellectual capital within the company.
It’s about what sets you apart from your peers and makes you stand out and be memorable. Hard work and accomplishments are necessary and a given. What really counts is the name and reputation you make for yourself. The single most important thing you can do yourself is to build your personal reputation. pronounced &quot;ror-shock&quot;
Before you can clearly describe your brand you need to look at the bigger picture: your purpose and vision, Purpose is internal, the role you might play in making a difference in this world. Your vision is external, its what you want to achieve or create through your role
You need to know what you want to be remembered for. What is important to you? What are your non-negotiables? Did you choose your name? Are you the only “name” in the world? You can choose what your name represents. If you don’t, then others will choose for you. Once you graduate from school, what would be said about you? If you left your job today, what would they say about you? What would your legacy be? What legacy do you want to leave? “ He will be missed” or “ Hard to replace- incredibly innovative, and creative, took bold risks, sensitive person, fantastic manager, great leader.”
Know yourself to grow yourself
Your proposition is what you have to offer Unearth your unique promise of value, your BRAND ESSENCE
Stand up FAST, remain seated if SLOW Raise your right hand if TASK, keep hand down if PEOPLE…determine style: STAND- HAND UP = SENSOR STAND – HAND DOWN = INTUITOR SIT- HAND UP = THINKER SIT- HAND DOWN = FEELER The Gallup Organization has initiated an entire movement related to strengths-based management, which you can learn more about by reading Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. The strengths movement is founded on the belief that people progress more rapidly in their careers when they use their greatest talents. But unfortunately, most of us are taught from a young age to focus on addressing our weaknesses rather than using our strengths. The BRAND U mindset requires that you only be concerned with those weaknesses that will get in the way of your success. Otherwise you should expend your efforts on enhancing your strengths and making them more visible to those around you.
the way you physically and verbally communicate really does matter; people will make instant decisions about you that can be very hard to change, so make sure the right perception is created at the outset and that you are in control of that perception.
“… all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc . To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”
WRITE COCA-COLA ON THE CAN AND YOU CAN CHARGE $1.25 Why ? Water + Sugar + Fizz (put it into a can) = Costs less than $.10
Take cheap fabric (the cheapest) make pants using a 100 year old design = production cost $9 Why ? PUT THE NAME LEVI’S ON THESE ORDINARY PANTS : AND CHARGE $90 (no problem)
Take a human being and break him or her down to the smallest components – atoms . Take that stuff to the commodity market and try sell it – you might get $2 Why ? INSTEAD REASSEMBLE THE PERSON – CALL HIM TIGER WOODS AND ASK FOR AN ANNUAL SALARY OF MORE THAN $80,000,000
"If you are going to be a brand, you've got to become relentlessly focused on what you do that adds value, that you're proud of, and most importantly, that you can shamelessly take credit for." - Tom Peters