Leadership and Reputation – The Biggest Business Risks for 2018

Leadership and Reputation – The Biggest Business Risks for 2018

By Jon Michail “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett. I find myself appealing to the wisdom of this quote a lot. Why? Because people still don’t seem to get...
Using the Core Values Index to Live a Purpose Driven Life

Using the Core Values Index to Live a Purpose Driven Life

By Jon Michail Here at Image Group International, we don’t particularly like to rely on personality tests, but we do believe in core values and Taylor Protocols’ Core Values Index TM (CVI TM) as an evidence-based assessment of unchanging values. I find this an...
Trust, Reputation, and… Money?

Trust, Reputation, and… Money?

Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash By Jon Michail The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is shaking up its long-term pay structures. Trust and reputation will be incorporated into the bank’s long-term incentive models and, along with employee engagement, will now...
Creating a good-looking personal brand

Creating a good-looking personal brand

Oprah has an instantly recognisable personal brand. Image: OWN  By Jon Michail I wrote recently about the importance of creating a good-looking business brand. Crafting an aesthetically pleasing brand where the outer image reflects the inner image. However, in...
Creating a good-looking business brand

Creating a good-looking business brand

Apple’s London store. Image: CNET  By Jon Michail Good design is really all about good communication. It is about different elements working in harmony to tell a story. This is as true in business as it is in life. Humans are visual beings, and we are drawn to...