Posts Tagged ‘Communities’

One Overlooked Element that Can Stop or Supercharge Any Project

Leaders know that good data is essential to good decisions. But what data?       Data is the first of four elements from a simple acronym DPPE. It stands for Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate.   DPPE, as I learned from mentors, is a good way to categorize project phases as well as many small to complex leadership tasks. These may include: Updating […]


Leaders and Best: 5 Keys to Sustaining Engagement in #SocialMedia Integrated #Healthcare

Yes, you CAN make a difference in the lives of your current and prospective employees and patients using#SocialMedia Integrated #HealthCare.  As mentioned in the presentation below, a Latin motto, Suus non ut Difficile, is translated to English as “It’s not that hard.” It is the motto of Social Media University, Global (SMUG) at the Mayo […]


Detroit & Vegas – A Tale of Two Cities as Our Comeback Kids

It’s always good to hear some good news about cities making a comeback.  Looking at Detroit and Las Vegas is a great way to explore how cities can envision a brighter future for us all.   View of the Detroit Renaissance Center from within the Detroit Athletic Club, 2012 In this case, Detroit makes a […]


Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?

As the technology age moves us along, innovation has been heralded as one of the few growth spaces left, and the power of community, think social media, is the other.   Do they blend?   Does creativity have a place in how this can happen? Enter change.  It is important to keep change leadership and […]


It’s a Productivity Path! Mayo Clinic’s Enterprise Social Media & Innovation

On LinkedIn, I  was intrigued to read a local, social media strategist’s question about whether a private social network is an oxymoron. Oxymoron?! More like sweet music to a process/change consultant that has sweated over years about how to best help leaders engage the passion and full potential of their organization’s talent. Note: This post […]


Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Transforming how health care is experienced and delivered

Photo: Second Life simulation via blog.centerforinnovation.mayo.edu The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation is one of the places at Mayo Clinic that participates in Second Life, a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat.. The Mayo Clinic is doing some amazing things in the innovation space, […]


Towards Authentic Change Community, Help via a Social Media Audit

How does social media build real community? After being at the Future Midwest 2011 conference in Michigan, back-to-back with the consulting conference, the Association for Change Management Professionals, it seemed that putting change management and social media together, could create some pretty cool, change communities. …However…


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, […]


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 […]