It’s easier to learn by watching. You observe and inquire, research and report. Gathering information and adding it to your own experiences is how many ideas are sparked. It’s a mental exercise. But learning by walking is different. You have to … Continue reading Why Leaders Should Learn By Walking, Not Watching
In its simplest form, your personal brand is the answer to this all-important question: what do people think about me? Or, stated a more complex way, what equity does my reputation have in the minds of those who matter? For … Continue reading 3 Steps To Discovering Your Personal Brand
At the beginning of 2012 I resigned as Director of Social & Digital Strategy at RadioShack to embark upon a new challenge with Intuit. As if the task of building an enterprise-wide social practice for one global brand wasn’t enough, … Continue reading 8 Lessons For Leading Change
Yesterday was my first time in Tampa and though it was a quick trip, it was a good one. Jason Keath invited me to speak at Social Fresh, a bi-annual conference specializing in enhancement tools for people in the social … Continue reading Staying Social Fresh
On June 7, 2010 the late Steve Jobs took the stage at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco to announce Apple’s latest break through release, the iPhone 4. The tag line read “This changes everything. Again.” He wasn’t … Continue reading Elevate: Launching and Leading A Social Media Practice
“The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” – Margaret Wheatley I “discovered” Margaret Wheatley last year while in L.A. for a biz conference. You should discover her too. She’s … Continue reading Fear – The Primary Source of Creativity
The influence of your leadership is measured by the value of your voice. How much are your words worth? Three and a half minutes of value from John Maxwell. Continue reading How Much Are Your Words Worth?
Just read an interesting interview with Avatar writer/director/producer James Cameron on leadership, innovation & passion. I’m often intrigued by individuals who achieve monumental success, not necessarily for what they did, but for how they did it. Here are 4 interesting tidbits … Continue reading Why Blue People Are Better Leaders