Archive for March, 2011

It’s Mainstream! 10 Business Reasons to Participate in Social Media

via flickr.com   This is a great list of how and why social media will CONTINUE to have staying power. The world of client/customer interaction has been changed dramatically.  If you are in business, potential clients and customers want to know who you really are, what you stand for, and why you deserve their business.  […]


The Difference between Management & Leading Change, Seth Godin

Leadership, what is it? Does it really exist, or is it really just another form of management, one that refrains from using implied power, as Peter Drucker has described it? This interview of Seth Godin features managing vs. leading, specifically leading change. Seth is a well-known speaker and social media author who writes about building community, […]


For Company Policy: Simple Social Media Guidelines

Ken Burbary is a talented Web Strategy and Social Media Practice leader at Ernst & Young. When he posts something, strategists in Social Media listen. I met Ken in 2008 at a twitter “Tweet-Up” event that also included Chris Brogan, a nationally known blogger and social media strategist. I was impressed with Ken’s personal style […]


Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment

Theory U features concepts intended to help leaders and managers in the public and private sector break through unproductive patterns of behavior. This includes not listening to their staff and clients’ and producing ineffective patterns of decision making. Otto Sharmer’s diagrams and practices include accessible illustration on paths in listening, for example, reinforced through the book, as a key focus on the left side of the U:


Entrepreneurial Success in Business, Professor Saras Saravathy, Video

via 5min.com After the short ad in the video, meet Saras Saravathy, Associate Professor – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.  She speaks on how to be successful in business, starting  with “entrepreneurship is teachable.” . She has also been featured on TEDxMidAtlantic. If you have the desire and intention, as well attention, it […]


Synchronicity! Meaning Making, Sense Making & Change Video, The ODeXchange

What is the place of synchronicity in how we facilitate change and transition? This session explored how we help ourselves, and therefore help data from the field of existence emerge. We’ll present Theory U, a tool, method and way of seeing and facilitating change, which invites data to emerge through shared meaning making helping co-create and sustain the change process.


Gender Peer Group Power: The Chicken & Egg in Women Modeling Math & Science Careers

Slate Magazine has taken on the often quoted gender bias in math and science and has offered more nuanced, evidence based perspective. It’s the chicken and egg dilemma. It is why many programs out there about girls and women in science are needed. It is why drug addicts learn best from other, fully recovered, successfully clean ex-drug addicts. The power of the peer group is huge.


Company Priorities Reveal People Values and Forecast Long Term Profitability

People are usually a lower order value in many organizations, number seven (7) according to consultant Peter Block in his earlier writings.  In some rarified companies, the people rank is quite a bit higher, such as with SouthWest airlines, owing to its success in fractious airline industry. via flickr.com . Note:  This post was updated […]