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24 Carat BOLD

24 Carat BOLD – The Standard for REAL Thought Leaders

by Mindy Gibbins-Klein







“Are you a thought leader?  How do you know?  In the past, it has been hard to identify the qualities that distinguish true innovators from the rest of the pack.  In this incisive and challenging book, leading executive marketing strategist Mindy Gibbins-Klein presents an exciting, systematic approach to becoming a ‘REAL Thought Leader’ and gaining recognition and credibility.”

R – E – A – L

R = Reach

E = Engagement

A = Authority

L = Longevity


Chapter 1 – Why we need Thought Leaders more than ever

Chapter 2 – Thought Leadership is a Choice

Chapter 3 – REAL Thought Leadership

Chapter 4 – Reach for the BOLD

Chapter 5 – Good Engagement is BOLD

Chapter 6 – Be a Shining Authority

Chapter 7 – Longevity Wins in the Long Run

Chapter 8 – How to write a book the REAL way

Chapter 9 – What really stops most people from Going for BOLD

Chapter 10 – REAL Wealth


” Cream naturally rises to the top of the milk and REAL thought leaders rise to the top in our communities, businesses, politics and consciousness.”

“THOUGHT LEADER: A futurist or person who is recognised among their peers, mentors and market for innovative ideas and demonstrates the confidence to promote and share those ideas as actionable distilled insights.”

“The pressure of time encourages the busy executive to find more and more creative ways of getting more and more done.  They get better at delegating; they get faster at decision-making.”

“Thought leaders influence others’ thinking, which leads to action”

Michelangelo and hard work …

My thanks to Brian Tracy for reminding me of this quote from Michelangelo
“If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful.”


“Resilience: bounce back from whatever life throws at you” by Jane Clarke and Dr John Nicholson

This is a book about resilience – the ability to bounce back from tough times, or even to triumph in the face of adversity; to display tenacity, but not at the expense of reason.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall” – Confucius










Chapter 1 – What is resilience?

Chapter 2- Where does resilience come from?

Chapter 3- My resilient self – self-esteem and self-efficacy

Chapter 4- Can do, will – optimism and opportunism

Chapter 5- Leave it to me – taking control

Chapter 6- No worries – dealing with stress and anxiety

Chapter 7- I’ll be the judge of that – making decisions, cutting losses

Chapter 8- Getting better all the time – lifelong learning

Chapter 9- With a little help from my friends – making the most of other people

Chapter 10- I beg to differ – managing conflict

Chapter 11 – Raising the bar


There’s a Questionnaire which you can complete to establish your “RQ” i.e. Resilience Quotient at and, upon completing it, you will be sent a Report, via email, explaining your results.  

Here are some of my favourite quotes from this excellent book, which I highly recommend :-

“Over time, we have come to recognize that some people are simply less fazed by setbacks than others, clearly showing more resilience, whatever life throws at them, than others.”

“… they are energized rather than overrun by crisis, and other people actively choose to collaborate with them.”

“In order to demonstrate resilience, you need a reasonably high level of self-esteem.”

“If resilience is about bouncing back, regaining your original shape after having been pulled in all directions, stress is a force which, if not handled well, can seriously distort you – temporarily or permanently.  The ability to identify, and then deal effectively with, stress is a key characteristic of resilient people.”

“…Keep calm and carry on.”

“Sleep, exercise, taking proper holidays, writing things down, breathing deeply and talking to others are all thought to be immensely helpful in reducing or eliminating the effects of stress.”

“Resilient people tend to be instinctive, intuitive and quick decision-makers…”

“To be resilient, you have to be able to deal with conflict, and to do so effectively.”

“A key characteristic of resilient people is that they create their own vision of success.”

“Resilient people know when to reach out and ask others for help.”

“Thinking about what happens to you each day, and what lessons can be drawn from your experiences, strengthens your ‘learning muscle’ and helps you build resilience.”