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Integrity is the linchpin on this list. There are people willing to follow someone without principle, but those are the type of people you do not want in your organization.
It is easier to say, "We don't act that way," in a room full of employees. The leaders I respect the most, however, have been willing to say, "I am not okay with this," in a private conversation. No lights, no camera, no audience....."I would rather not make bonus than do X."
If you have my respect, you have me.
1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Lasting Skills to Develop a Leadership Bond with your Employees
Number three will get you noticed. Both the author and the other readers will notice a relevant and thoughtful reply. Decent comments are as rare as thorough readers.
Unfortunately, list posts tend to encourage lazy readers. 12most is a classic example of a really good content that is often unappreciated because the format encourages lazy reading.
1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Accumulative Activities to Boost Your Business in Less than 10 Minutes
Nice list! My organization problem is really that my family seems to always leave things in my office, particularly on my desk, if they want me to "notice" them. That is, "oh look, here is a water bill, painting my daughter made, and a honey do list."
Any tips for that, besides constantly telling everyone this is a "Daddy only" zone?
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Inspiring Tips For an Organized Office
I have said it before, and I will say it again: I LOVE ME SOME NAPS. The biggest struggle I have had with using power naps is I tend to form a habit that leads to dependency. That is, most habits take a couple of months to really form. With power naps, though, it only takes about a week of taking a 30 minute nap each afternoon until I can't function without one.
It is worse than developing a dependency on afternoon coffee!
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Plausible Reasons to Take a Nap
And, of course, livefyre eliminated all of the paragraph breaks in my comment. Sorry for the unorganized appearance.
1 year, 7 months ago on 12 Most Simple Ways to Get More Involved on Google+
For most "non-pros," the question isn't "can I make this something I like" but rather "platform X doesn't feel like work and this does, why do I need this again?"I am making a focused effort to "stop by" G+ at least once a day. For my other platforms, though, I don't have to set a calendar reminder to visit. This one feels forced.My biggest challenge is to show a payback for clients. Right now, other the Authorship mark-up, there are not too many marketing advantages to G+. Since I cannot show an ROI, other than theoretical, nobody is interested.Non-web savvy folks have at least heard of Twitter. Google Plus is less well known in Cincinnati than Pinterest.
It is never too late for feedback! I am glad the tips brought the family together. It wasn't "Christmas in July" was it? :)
1 year, 7 months ago on 12 Most Jolting Ways to Limit Electronic Interference this Christmas
Number 12 !
Nice list Margie. The last one is really the secret to understanding how serious a person is about internet marketing. Every day I encounter businesses will pay for someone to mow the lawn or take out the trash, but paying someone to grow your web marketing is "a waste."
1 year, 8 months ago on 12 Most Wacky Marketing Myths In the Online World
I have never had a green solo shop try to charge too much. The usual seems to be.... "ahhh, how about $20 an hour?" with a pleading look.
Regarding the 20% rule, I would modify it slightly. Set aside 20% of all money you remove from your LLC. That is, ALL money goes into the business. Any money that comes back out for you personally should be clipped by 20%. For start-ups, clipping 20% on the front-end just makes it that much more difficult to buy the equipment and marketing you need.
1 year, 8 months ago on 12 Most Helpful Hints for Freelancers
@Josepf I would love to have a poster copy, if you can spare it. Let me know, my address is on my website, or I can email it to you.
Again, nicely done.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Complete Walk-Through to Grow Your Business Online #infographic
Josepf - Nicely done. Infographics are one of those things I never seem to do for my own business. If I ever do put one together, I hope mine is as clean and interesting as this one.
I hope you don't mind, but I shared this on my site as well. (properly backlinked and attributed, of course). Small businesses seem to be investing in web marketing this year, and I am glad to see everyone waking-up to the fact that consumers have forever changed how they find service providers.
#12 is a big one. I am a firm believer in the "thinking walk." If you ask me what I am doing when I walk circles around the office building, I will answer honestly, "I am working."
Oxygen and movement.
1 year, 11 months ago on 12 Most Innovative Tips to Get into Your Creative Flow
@MorberMarketing If I had a cure, I wouldn't be sitting in front of 3 21" monitors, twitching on coffee. ;)
1 year, 12 months ago on 12 Most Diabolical Diseases Infecting Internet Marketers
@samfiorella I don't know that I would announce your dandruff shampoo needs to the world, but then, hopefully my post caught you before it was too late!
@healingmuse I am not "hip" to Pinterest yet. (sooo, embarassing...)
I am surprised that so many of my non-internet savvy Facebook friends are migrating there. In fact, I would say more of my "regular" FB connections are on Pinterest than on G+.
@spofcher I honestly debated on number 9, because I think we have the same issue. (You know I have a real love of Pandora.) I am the guy that constantly pushes the station selector buttons on the car radio.
However, I left this one on my list. I do think that if your lack of "perfect" environment can shut down your productivity, you might want to reevaluate.
@healingmuse Now that comment really made me smile. I am a bit "anti-klout," so you will note I generally have "0 pts" here on the comment board.
I hope nobody judges me for it.
@JodiOkun It took me 12 hours to finally start promoting my article from this morning.... that is the way this month has been. I am glad you liked the article.
@reneedobbs Wit is not required. Recognition is the first step to recovery. ;)
@janetcallaway Tell me your ailment, and I'll bet the commenting crowd on 12most can help with a diagnosis....