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@Howie Goldfarb I was, fortunately, safely ensconced in the back woods of Georgia.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Link Building: A Strategy for Content Marketing
Oof; and even then I goofed up: It was "Flavor Aid." Yum yum!
@ginidietrich because when I'm doing research, I focus in on some ridiculous fact until I know all about it... The psychology of influence plays prominently in a chapter in my book... so:; influence>Jim Jones>Fruit Aid
Good to see you're drinking Sean's Fruit-Aid (that's what Jim Jone's followers ACTUALLY drank, NOT Kool-Aid, like all the cultist-wannabees). His advice is sound. That whole world of "link building" can now be viewed more as being meaningful and connected. Not a bad underlying message.
@HeatherRolland thank YOU Heather. In my own shop, I think even having the discussion helps. Of course, if someone IS coming at you in a child/parent way, they may not like to hear it pointed out - but at least if you've had a background discussion about how we ALL can assume any of the roles, it can help get people to a different place.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on You’re Ok, Now Let’s Make A Change
@Milaspage Thank you, Mila - I was hoping you'd join the discussion, knowing as I do that you'd have some good thoughts to contribute. You're right about leadership flip-flopping. Any of us can be guilty of that, too - but if your decision making is coming from core mission and values, and make the decision-making process another opportunity to reinforce that mission and those values, it can add value.
For me, my biggest challenge as a leader has been to not simply make decisions (except when it's needed) - but to help create a learning environment where the wisdom can emerge from the whole team. Part of that is helping others understand that they can be a part of solving problems.
Thanks so much for your comments!
@AbeUchitelle Thanks, Abe - it's also interesting, once you've started to think in these terms, to be on the lookout for the positions people are taking, and to consider WHY they're taking them. All of a sudden, being in an office environment is like being in a lab, where you get to see human behavior - your own and others - in action.
2 months ago on You’re OK, Now Let’s Make Change
@shemcohen Shem - so appreciated! It's funny - I kinow of Kurt Lewin's work in a 2nd degree way - but have never picked up any of HIS writing. Reminds me I need to do so.
Love your statement, "Being an 'adult' means taking responsibility for our reality - and for creating the future."
Thanks so much for the shout out, Lisa! Much appreciated. We're very excited about the workshop we're giving on the 15th, too, at Social Shakeup - intense stuff.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Social #PR Events to Follow! #SocialFresh #SESSF #SocialShakeUp #PubCon and More
For me - that feature would be *de rigueur* - even if you, or your team are unfamiliar with working boolean - you will encounter a moment where you'll need it. Then, yes, you'll have the learning curve - but it's not rocket surgery. Great post, Janette.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Social Media Monitoring Tools Effectiveness Is Dependent on the Query
And all that shouting out and stuff; don't leave out Atlanta!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Shake It Up with Us! DragonSearch to Host Social Media Strategy Workshop at NMX Social Shake-Up
I'm so looking forward to this event - and the workshop we're giving.
1. The workshop has been in deep development; very comprehensive approach to social media strategy building.
2. Atlanta is my old stomping grounds. It may have changed, but I still know where to find the boiled peanuts and Krispy Kremes.
@evboogie I actually DID hear @robincarey humming the KC & the Sunshine Band. So I do think it's the unofficial theme song.
@DrewCM - I'm wondering... in our own organization (DragonSearch) - we SO live within the world of constant change. If nothing else, it's the fundamental nature of digital marketing. If I was to boil it down to a basic "problem," for me, it's about developing a team of - a whole company of - autodidacts. That we have to be constantly in self-teaching mode. But is that asking too much of every individual?
5 months ago on Building a Learning Organization
By the way - if you're interested in learning more about Shem Cohen and his work, visit his website at http://www.changeevents.com - he truly has been an inspiration and source of great information for me over the years.
Addendum; I leave my credit card with the waiter when I enter so as to avoid the fighting for the check.
5 months ago on 12 Most Detrimental Business Lunch Faux Pas
My own rule for paying: Who's going to profit from the relationship? Of course, as a marketing agency, our clients "profit," but we're the one's who receive a check from the other - so WE pay for lunch.
Also, if you encounter a vegetarian, gluten-free, or other food-limit person - DO NOT make a big deal of it and ask for an explanation. Or even make a big deal of it, like noting, "oh, there's a few things on the menu you can eat!"
@Angela Goodeve thanks so much for the response, Angela. I see you're in the life coaching business - so I bet you live this stuff every day!
7 months, 1 week ago on Of Bosses and Essentials by @RicDragon #bealeader
@AlaskaChickBlog Thanks so much for the great response - seems this whole leading/serving thing deserves some thought. One part is, that I'm thinking Paul is saying - is people DO want a leader/boss (and obviously, his connotations on boss aren't as awful as mine) - they want someone to be decisive, and to be ultimate decision point on something.
I've got a hunch that we're talking roles here. We try them on for awhile, or even longer. Sometimes it's not comfortable - all of our own history with those in charge can come into play. Phew - this is worth a longer chat and glass of something! Hope we get the chance sometime.
By the way, "POV" is "point of view." Sorry for the acronym. Bad habit.
@CASUDI What's of interest to me is that these notions within leadership are echoed in marketing, too. We need to have a clear "unique value proposition" or a "unique sales proposition." When the organizational element has been sussed out, it's seems that the marketing position flows smoothly out of it. It's a beautiful thing.