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1 year, 3 months ago on You’re Gonna Miss This – Daddy’s Toast to a Daughter’s Marriage

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Stoked to try this out! #CXO chat Monday's at 12 pm EST!

1 year, 4 months ago on TweetChat has a New Home and a New Purpose

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Loveddddd this blog! My fave of yours thus far. It made me literally LOL, go hmmm, and gave me food for thought. We never really know a persons entire story do we? The challenge for leaders is to know just enough, and pick out the right truths to make the right decisions. We certainly don't need to know the entire life story of our staff. The other thing to think about is if someone knows your "lie" (story) would they still look at you the same or even want to hire you?

2 years, 8 months ago on 3 Truths, A Lie, And A Leader

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Funny but in convo on #HBRChat today when asked directly what I thought was the secret to self belief I tweeted "Acceptance. Look in your own mirror not at reflection of others RT @catmangan: what is secret lesson to maintaining self-belief? #HBRchat" It applies here as well. If we're too busy looking at the reflection from our competitors we hinder our own progress. Especially too when that reflection may be inaccurate depending on the "light and angle."

2 years, 9 months ago on First…Forget the Competition

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Whoaaaa #DNUV! Good for you! Change takes a great deal of courage! I am certain you will do great things in your new venture! Good luck!

2 years, 9 months ago on My Change In 2012: New Year, New Career

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You can have perfect vision and still go no where. I see the horizon beckoning to me, yet If I stay on here soaking my feet I'll never get to it. Vision is absolutely important yet action is equally important. Organizations need to temper vision with focused action.

2 years, 9 months ago on Vision Must Come First

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One trait of innovators IMHO is an insatiable hunger for more. One push of the envelope is never enough and we think there is ALWAYS another way, more to get, surely I can squeeze something else out. For innovators there's an open door and learning never stops.

2 years, 9 months ago on 12 Most Pressing Reasons To Innovate

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"Miss a short term victory" - key word here is not victory but short. Our jobs don't or shouldn't define us. When we leave the office we're still someone's sister, mother, husband, uncle. We need to live with the decisions that we make at work. And when we leave work can we face our staff, coworkers etc.? Leaders should always be true to themselves and by all means possible stay under the ethical umbrella. My 2 cents.

2 years, 10 months ago on The Risks Of Leading With Character

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I absolutely hate trolls but not enough to avoid twitter school. My mom taught me a long time ago to ignore the ignorant - boy is that coming into play on twitter!!! Every school has its resident bully yes? Of all the SM platforms I engage way more on twitter I won't go as far as saying its the greatest place - but pretty close!

2 years, 10 months ago on My One Year Twitter Anniversary: 5 Great Lessons Learned

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Funny that you mention how they limit magnitude of wins when kids are younger. I never really thought about it before but you're so right! I always play to win. In fact I hate losing, even in friendly competitions I want to win. Whatever project my name is attached to I want it to be the best.

"When you get to the end zone act like you've been there before" LOVE it!!! This can be more than humility though IMHO. Confidence and even strategic. In class my daughter doesn't share or boast about her grades so they underestimate her. Top 10 get to choose their seat in Spanish class so she says she does not want to fuel any additional competition. She hates losing too.

2 years, 10 months ago on Reality Check: Winning IS Everything

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I believe the big one in this is empathy. Empathy comes from a place of honesty and makes the news just a tad easier on the pallet. Even with truth we could dress it well so it comes across better.

2 years, 10 months ago on A Leadership Dilemma: Delivering Bad News

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Great read Daniel! Indeed those silent detractors are the worse - like little termites quietly eating away the core of the organization.

2 years, 11 months ago on Leadership In Action: Winning Over The Silent Resistors

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I like most of these points Daniel but not sure I agree with fail with purpose #DNUV. Fail and purpose just don't seem right in the same breath. Perhaps turn failures into purpose as in we learn from them? -- we can build on them but no way am I trying to fail with purpose - I'm trying NOT to fail and if I fail, get up and remedy immediately. Just IMHO :)

2 years, 11 months ago on 8 Things That Leadership Is Not

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@profkrg LOL @ bummed you can't learn from a book. Shucks huh?!

2 years, 11 months ago on 8 Things That Leadership Is Not

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Powerful post. Very Candid. A good supporting cast helps lessen the loneliness and minimizes the weight. I wonder too is it loneliness that cause retreat or just the stress/demands that need space to think? Then too there's a difference between lonely and alone. So yes I'm still chewing on this blog - things that make you go hmmmm. Thanks for sharing :)

2 years, 11 months ago on Leadership Is Lonely: But We Must Lead On

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It takes a visionary to step out on a limb and challenge the norm to develop what customers didn't "think" they need. Blog I read today suggested that you back yourself - "when designing something new, use customer inputs to provide context, but don't dwell on them. Innovation requires knowing your audience, removing old design paradigms and backing yourself." Thanks for sharing Daniel.

2 years, 11 months ago on Change: Prepare For The Inevitable

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The best power an individual can have is where they influence change, demand excellence, and initiate drive without even asking for it. I suppose we could say it's referent power but really sometimes the person may or may not have experience or knowledge. What they have however is drive, people skills and the ability to create relationships that incite loyalty. When people "want" to work for you it creates an entirely different equation with the power influence math.

3 years ago on Power, Influence, and Leadership

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Great sentiment #DNUV. My Mom always said "ignorance is better handled when ignored" I think she was on to something.

3 years, 1 month ago on We Don't Need No Stinkin' Negativity

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I've heard it said that our worse enemy is the inner-me. Sometimes our self doubt cause us to second guess ourselves and a war ensues between our ears. Thus another reason to be careful of that "majority between our ears" Great learning lessons even for us non-golfers.

3 years, 1 month ago on 7 Critical Leadership Lessons that can be Learned on the Golf Course

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"Be a yardstick of quality" - what great advice. When we push ourselves and demand excellence from ourselves we'd be amazed at the difference we make and the people on the sidelines who begin to imitate and join the race for excellence. Thank you for sharing Sam.

3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Important Quotes for Business from Steve Jobs

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"Difficulties are my teacher not my undertaker" I saw this quote today on my friends status. It was just the inspiration I needed and fits so nicely with your message here. Sometimes when we fight difficulties they hurt worse - just relax and go through it yes? I know, easier said than done but If you're resting in God He'll give you "strong shoes for your stony paths." Thanks for sharing #DNUV

3 years, 2 months ago on 4 Reasons to Embrace Adversity

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Entitlement - the root cause of so much that's wrong with today's generation and dare I say Americans. (But that's a whole different ants nest) This mentality disturbs me. Sam's right though the onus is on the first generation to teach and it's really ok to NOT pass the business down -at least the management.

We are shaping the CEO's of tomorrow we need to start in our own households. We may not have a business to hand down but have a wealth of traits to carve out: teach them to go after what they want with fierce determination, strive for nothing but the best and not rest on their laurels. BUT it starts with the parent.

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Company-Killing Behaviors of Second Generation Business Owners

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@mdyoder Good for you! I'm familiar with Klout and benefits I'm just not into gaming my score. I spend more time on work twiitter acct than my prsnl, not on very much at night nor weekends. And I certainly don't @ for score purposes. Do people really do that? - That's awful and in truth not even sure how much that will move your score - perhaps I'm just naive. Thus the (joking) request for a class!

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Transparent Ways to See Through People on Social Media

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HA!!!!! I absolutely hate egg avatars and I immediately report as spam. Tweet for Klout score? Hmmm I may need to go to Klout Score 101. I'm about to tweet to the Bieberrrrrr! ROFLOL! Good post Pegsta! :)

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Transparent Ways to See Through People on Social Media

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"Perfectionist, even others doing things right can seem wrong" So true!!!! I struggled with this early on in my career. I had to learn (still learning) that we all dance to different drums and someone's 110% may very well be less than your 110%.

The key to empowerment starts with WHO you have on your team: team members who are self motivated and take initiative make a drastic difference. Sometimes even with a full tank of gas (empowerment) a car lies idle......no driver.

It comes too from building rapport and trust with your team. And most importantly having people who WANT to work for you rather then have to work for you - - pivot point. Upcoming board meeting? They ask you what you need before you have to say anything because they know your success equals their success.

3 years, 2 months ago on The Art of Empowerment

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HeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeLARIOUS! (Hilarious) This is oh sooo funny 2,4, & 7 had me rolling! You're a loon Daniel!

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Hilarious, Awful, and Real Personalities You’ll Encounter at the Gym

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Absolutely loveeeee this article @PegFitzpatrick ! Didn't see it till it came through your blog so much thought and great advice. Especially like the he said she said. Kudos to you on making your marriage work and for sharing !

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Meaningful Tips for a Marvelous Marriage

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@Jordan_Keats@casuist Hmmm - engage in the world of #SM means interact... Spewing out good content is only half of the equation in my humble opinion. But then again what do I know? I'm no pundit. I do have some photo shop skills though, I might make my own pundit badge. [halo]

3 years, 2 months ago on Social Media Pundits - This Post's For You

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@TobeyDeys The funny thing Tobey is that it's not just celebrities or even "sm celebrities". People pass 1000, 2000 followers and suddenly think they have arrived. Sadly like you suggest they forget how they got there.

3 years, 2 months ago on Social Media Pundits - This Post's For You

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This post made me really LOL! Love it! There's so much truth here too with regards to pundits talking just to each other. Another thing I've noticed is that people may engage only because they want something from you. Now THAT makes me itch! Can you remember my twitter handle AFTER I've commented on your blog or attended your chat? Or better yet will you comment on MY blog? Oh wait you don't get any klout or stars by commenting on my blog - I forgot - I'm only a peon no pundit perfume over here. Tsk tsk tsk...

3 years, 2 months ago on Social Media Pundits - This Post's For You

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@danielnewmanUV Especially with all the various touch points we have today consistent message AND consistent service becomes a little tricky. Thanks for adding to the dialogue Daniel!

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Important Steps an Organization can make to Improve the Customer Experience

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@JosephGier Amazing what happens when you empower the front line! Thanks for this insightful comment!

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Important Steps an Organization can make to Improve the Customer Experience

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Well done Stan @9inchmarketing ! We forget this sometimes. Its the little things that count and give that extra ooomph to the experience making it memorable. At the end of the day we want memorable as memorable results in WOM marketing as it turns customers into advocates. .

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Impactful Ways You Can Give Little Extras To Enhance Customer Experience

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@thebarefootceo That's a great practice Lisa. Sometimes we forget that they should be our focus. Thanks for sharing!

3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Important Steps an Organization can make to Improve the Customer Experience

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Following someone to me equals engagement. I'm not following you to play the numbers game but I'm following you because I will actually read your tweets, retweet you and engage on some level.

Random follows erode the fabric of twitter. When I look at my follow list I look to find the connection - "why did they follow me?", I peruse tweets for content and if, only if I find synergy I follow back. And tweeting me "I followed you, please follow back" will get you in the trash pile. In real life we don't flit from group to groups asking for friends. I believe we should adhere to this same principle in social media.and let connections happen honestly. Just my two cents...

3 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons I Do Not Follow Everyone Back

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What an awesome awesome list of tools.I've already begun to explore them. Not sure that I can say which one is my fave but "SnapBird" does seem interesting. Thank you so much for sharing!

3 years, 4 months ago on 12 Most Clever Twitter Tools

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@danielnewmanUV@12most There are a few blogs I try to frequent and comment on. @ or DM me to remind me and I'll certainly come see what interesting tidbit the gang is sharing!

3 years, 4 months ago on 12 Most Stimulating Twitter Chats

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@jeanniecw Agreed with regards to KaizenBlog. This past Friday was only my second time but it was great! I love smart minds sharing!

3 years, 4 months ago on 12 Most Stimulating Twitter Chats

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Besides the #UsGus stream tweetchats are my next favorite twitter activity! Such a wealth of information, ideas, and great thoughts flying by that I leave invigorated EVERYTIME! A great list of chats and summary of them. I only see a few that I haven't peeked in to that I just may have to find the time to put on my schedule. I'm biased to #CXO but my two other fave chats are #LeadershipChat and #BrandChat - #InnoChat is moving up in priority as well. Thanks for sharing!

3 years, 4 months ago on 12 Most Stimulating Twitter Chats

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Funny...You make an excellent point. I think, however, if you "know" the individual you can cut yourself some slack. Sometimes I RT as a show of support for my tweeps. Esp if it's a webinar or an event they're promoting.

3 years, 6 months ago on When You Fake RT, You ASS-U-ME

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