by Sunil Bali, 23-09-12

I’m very fortunate and grateful to have had some great mentors; people who have left an indelible mark on me.

The one thing that these great leaders have in common is that people talk about them behind their back – in glowing terms. They have a magnetic quality which attracts and softens the most hardened and cynical of souls.

In my experience, great leaders make a mark because:

- They are remarkable, defn. worthy of making a remark about.

- They don’t add to the noise, they are the signal.

- They’re not "chewing gum leaders" – their impact doesn’t disappear after a few minutes.

- They leave people better than when they found them.

When it comes to enhancing your personal brand, nothing is more powerful than Word of Mouth.

We humans trust other humans more than we do advertising and marketing, even if they’re strangers. So get people talking behind your back.

If you pick up a glass you’ll leave a mark – a fingerprint. When we meet people we leave an emotional fingerprint. What’s your fingerprint? What do people say about you when you’re not in the room?


If you don’t know what you bring to the table, you won’t get a seat there – Anon

Be the real you because everyone else is taken and replicas don’t sell for as much – Anon

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that’s not being talked about - Oscar Wilde

Passion is personal branding fuel – Anon


A dozen classics from the classroom…. allegedly!

1. Today we learned about the Hardon Collider. When the Hardon Collider is turned on it could cause a big bang.

2. You are under a rest and we will hold you in custard for the night said the policeman.

3. Lowry’s pictures are mostly about the different prats of Manchester.

4. I love drawing and painting so my favourite subject is ars.

5. The pilot was bound to crash the plane. The moment he saw his wig come loose and fall to the ground he knew there was no chance of survival.

6. And now, said Mr. Brooks, I shall read your fathers last will and testacle.

7. One of the most important forces in nature is the force which pulls things to the ground. This force is called gravy.

8. In Africa wild breasts roam the plains.

9. In the forests of Scotland you can see wild dears and slags.

10. The Danish people come from Denmark, the Norwejuns come from Norway and the Lapdancers come from Lapland.

11. In the news today they said they have found the remains of a Roman fart.

12. The judge condomned the prisoner to death.



To your success,