Today a friend contacted me with great news. She was recently hired as a communications manager for an event center. She has reinventing herself. So at the outset of this she asked what advice I could offer as she ventures out into this new space. Not wanting to overwhelm, I decided to keep the first… Read more about She’s a communications manager! Now what?
Where are you going next? I want to know whether it is a conference you are attending, a keynote you are giving or simply the coffee shop you plan to visit today. Checkin tools like Foursquare, Gowalla* and Google Places (and yes Facebook) are great for telling others where we currently are (here is another… Read more about Where are you headed?
This week my wife Kristine was telling me how much she enjoyed the animated film Rio. It was a cute love story, but I was curious why she liked it so much since she is not greatly fond of children’s movies. Her response surprised me. “Because they were chained together.“ The two macaws, a female… Read more about Chained Together
I hate seeing others dismissed. I find I do it more than I like myself. Often it results from a gap in understanding someone from a different generation group, profession or point of view. No matter the root, it is a quick way to disconnect ourselves from others. And just like any offense, it is… Read more about Dismissing Others
Each of us has a sphere of influence and ability. We often limit possibilities, thinking we have this box we need to operate within. I recently read Seth Godin’s Poke the Box. I agree with his idea that we don’t want to think outside the box (as we have been told so often) when trying… Read more about Is your box really that small?
Why don’t we ask each other for help anymore? It wasn’t too long ago that barns were raised as a community, sheep were sheared as a group effort. When I was young we used to participate in the spring branding, immunizations and ear tagging for a friend’s cattle ranch. It was a time to get… Read more about Tackling it together
Yesterday Britain’s Prime Minister announced that he has asked security forces to consider a way to limit the public’s use of social media sites as a way to curb or prevent rioting, looting and other thuggery. As soon as I heard this news I was at first shocked that a member country of the free… Read more about Choose Wisely Mr. Cameron
The first thing I read this morning was “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 10:8 NIV). Then I went to Facebook and read a quote posted by my friend David Schroeder, “Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”-Mark Twain. So, I decided to take… Read more about Chattering?