Seeking Success? Get Social!

:: The word “social” has changed its meaning for most people these days, as social media has leapt from the great unknown to a top-of-mind 24/7 default in the connection stratosphere. No doubt, we’re using it right now to communicate. But is prioritizing social media as your communication default really an even trade off? Before we go further, let’s see what’s really at stake here. That social connection is critical to mental and physical health is neither new nor surprising. Numerous social … [Read more...]

Tools and Tips for Content Marketing Success

:: Content marketing is “in.” But what is it anyway? And how is it different from what has been done in the past? According to Wikipedia, “content marketing is any marketing that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire and retain customers. This information can be presented in a variety of formats, including news, video, white papers, e-books, infographics, case studies, how-to guides, question and answer articles, photos, etc.” In lots of ways, … [Read more...]

Top Four Productivity Tools I Cannot Live Without

:: I get asked a lot about all the various nifty tools I use to run ThinkResults (and me to be honest!), so I decided to pick four of my faves and share them with y'all. I count on these to run aspects of our business every day and don't know what I do without them. Try them out and tell me what you think of them! 1. IFTTT IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. I discovered this tool while working with the first cohort of Microsoft Ventures as their Go-to-Market advisor. I was working with one … [Read more...]

Urgent vs. Important – How to Sort Through the Noise

As consultants we often face an overwhelming volume of data, to-do items, and just general communication. In our brave new world of email, instant messaging, social media, twitter plus the occasional phone call it can be hard to sort through the list of possible tasks and decide what to do next. One exceptionally useful tool is the Urgent vs. Important matrix, also known as the Eisenhower Decision Matrix. (This concept was actually introduced by then-President Eisenhower, but it shows up as … [Read more...]

You Should Work Out Loud in the 21st Century

If you have been engaging with my thinking on building thriving 21st century organizations, you will know that this is the best time to be alive as we live in an open and connected world. If this is our first encounter, I look forward to connecting and learning from your thinking. That is what is so exciting about our century: our ability to find the right people at the right time to have  conversations and co-create. To truly understand the power of technology, you need to start with what you … [Read more...]

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