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?
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
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
It takes a lot to catch my attention through email. LinkedIn did it this week, and they did it well. They did a brilliant job in perking my interest in both my closest connections and their recent stories. As a professional networking site, most of us see it as an interactive resume. Users barely log… Read more about LinkedIn got it right
Recently three types of events have been more frequent than I like within my community: funerals, layoffs, and health issues. These are all issues our friends experience, and our response is critical. When I was younger, I avoided conversations with someone struggling or grieving. I felt helpless. However, as I mature, these events become more… Read more about The hard things that count
Humans are made to connect with each other. This is true no matter where you fall on the spectrum between introvert to extrovert . In order to do that well we have to have something to offer. No matter who you are, getting away allows refueling by both reflection and freedom to recharge. I fall… Read more about The connector recharged
Two worlds today exist today on the web. One of trolls who bait others into flame wars and one of active thriving conversation and community. A few months back I shared a post with a good friend. We have an ongoing conversation about web communications. He is a successful business consultant and like most executives… Read more about Two worlds of the web