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Fun contest, Brent! So... can I nominate an ebook if it was written by one of the judges?? :-)

1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Marketing eBook Contest

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I absolutely love the determination, confidence and perspective, Dan. Situations take on a whole different spin when leaders take full responsibility, embrace challenges as opportunities to get sharp, and have a caring belief in the people around them. Let it Pour, indeed.

1 year, 8 months ago on Leadership In The Storm

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You are right on, @KenMueller! LOVE this topic so much because I am one of the rare people who actually gets to work for a company that "gets it". Just a little over a year ago our company went "all in" with teaching the entire team how to participate in content marketing efforts. To date, 40+ team members (out of 70 in the whole company) are contributing content to our company blog. We also have team members active on various social media platforms. The results of making these efforts a big part of our company culture have been awesome and inspiring. 

@TheSalesLion helped us make it happen in our organization. And now I've even started my own blog to try and encourage more people how to make this happen in their own companies. 

"Everyone must be on board"... I'm with you 100%!

1 year, 9 months ago on With Social Media, Everyone Must Be On Board

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Ah, I've been wondering about Google Author Rank, since hearing you mention it at Social Slam... thank you, @Sean McGinnis!! Any idea if this possible to implement on HubSpot supported blogs?

2 years, 1 month ago on Boosting Content and Fighting Spam Using Google Author Rank

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Wow, Daniel, I am in love with this post and couldn't agree more! Process and strategy are necessary and great but your questions about who is managing them and improving them is right on. How do we encourage the "intrapreneur" in all of our team members? Are we encouraging them to ask "why" processes are in place and inviting their insights to help make improvements. Are we challenging everyone from time-to-time to stop and rethink, is there actually a better way to do this? I was just in conversation today with someone about the idea of, "are we on the look-out for identifying 'awesome' and then trying to make it scalable?" I think the trick is definitely making this a part of your company culture. And to do it really well as a leader, you've got to make some clear cut parameters for overall vision and values... There definitely has to be trust, accountability and an intrinsic understanding of WHY the goals are in place and the company exists. Then for the HOW part, give your team a well defined playground in which to explore and participate. The world is simply moving too fast to NOT utilize your greatest assets, YOUR PEOPLE. Invest in their growth and show them how to harness those strengths for the good of the company. Involve as many as possible in continual improvement. Brace yourself for amazing results. :-)

2 years, 1 month ago on The People Centered Organization

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Super FUN-tastic interview you guys! Absolutely honored to have such an awesome shout out to the Block Imaging team. Can't wait to tell them you specifically mentioned our company culture too. Our people are most certainly our greatest advantage. The world is simply moving too fast to not utilize your greatest assets >> YOUR PEOPLE.

2 years, 2 months ago on Social Pros 15 – Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion

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Your vulnerability is so inspiring, Margie. I would've never guessed that you had big fears going to an event like Social Slam. I mean, you're a VIP! But I love what you said about powering through your fears and it paying off in a big way with wonderful new friendships. I experienced the same thing and I am so thankful for the wonderful people that social media has introduced me too online... and now offline too!

2 years, 2 months ago on How Social Slam 2012 Rekindled My Love of Social Media

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LinkedIn is definitely the "home base" social media platform of choice for our team. And the results we see are exactly in line with what the HubSpot study found. Teaching and empowering our team the most effective ways to utilize it on a regular basis was definitely worth the effort!

2 years, 2 months ago on LinkedIn: Don’t Overlook The Social Media Underdog

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