Michael Allison
Michael is a manager of corporate reputation working in the energy utility sector. He has experience consulting for public relations agencies, brands and clients on their public reputation.
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POSTED ON May 29, 2015 BY Michael Allison

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted throughout the Internet as having once said a leader is a dealer in hope. That’s what you are when you lead: a hope dealer. Out of everything you do to achieve your vision, one of the most important is writing like a leader. Too many times, it’s the face-to-face… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 19, 2015 BY Michael Allison

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli Standing on Palatine Hill last week, I tried imaging six-storey gleaming marble arches and gilded statues in place of the weathered foundations, chipped arches and shattered marble floors built in the centuries following Rome’s founding in the eighth century B.C. Now… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 15, 2015 BY Michael Allison

Gordon Gekko was right. Lunch is for wimps. So is breakfast, for that matter. Anyone who wants to master their weight, health and fitness, and save time and money by literally doing nothing should explore the world of fasting. But unlike Gekko’s propensity for making big bucks on the backs of hard working, salt of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 19, 2014 BY Michael Allison

“This is a three billion dollar class action lawsuit. In the morning, I have to call my board. I have to tell them that the architect of our defense was arrested for running naked in the street.” – Karen Crowder, Michael Clayton You’ve heard of the “overnight success.” One thing anyone who has been labelled… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 06, 2014 BY Michael Allison

Name one valuable commodity of which both you and Bill Gates have the same amount. Or Warren Buffett. Or Carlos Slim.

POSTED ON January 17, 2014 BY Michael Allison

iPosture. Ever heard of it? It’s the hunch in your spine that forms from too much time slumped in front of a computer or squinting at a smartphone. With daily physio exercises, you can halt or reverse this condition. But a kink in your spine is not the only thing that sitting like this will… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 02, 2013 BY Michael Allison

What did you do this weekend? It’s a common enough Monday morning question. It usually involves recounting your adventures or answering with few monosyllabic words followed by a hollow, apathetic shrug. Then you ask the same, and get the same response. Meh all ‘round. It’s a very superficial conversation, if it can be even called… Continue Reading