Posts Tagged ‘community’

10 Reasons Why Online Community Works: Using Secret Groups on Facebook

People will join groups when there is an unmet need. The refinements of online group social media platforms like Ning, Facebook and the neighborhood platform, NextDoor have made facilitating IRL connections as in, “In Real Life,” easier than ever. Online groups also transcend the generation divide. One reason is that Facebook continues to grow in […]


Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems

“Our focus on removing or minimizing randomness has actually had the perverse effect of increasing fragility.”   How can we work through this  paradox in organizations?  Assistant Professor Adam Grant’s recent works provides insights. As a follow-on exploring the concept of anti-fragile systems that I blogged about earlier, consider the power of Dr. Grant’s recent work on Givers, […]


Seven (7) Ways to Respond to Bullying and a Queen Bee

Are you experiencing prolonged harassment?  It may be that you may have just encountered a bully, and for women, it can be similar to experiencing an adult “mean girl.” As the number of women in the workforce and in leadership has increased, stress in leadership roles has naturally affected women, as it does men,  in […]


There’s No Such Thing as Leadership? Pull, Influence and “Open Space” vs. Power

How many times has the question been asked, “What is management vs. what is leadership?”   This question, which is actually about power and influence, seems as if it may never die.  A web search on the difference between the two delivers 176 million results. __________________ A web search on “what is management vs. leadership” […]


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 […]


Joining Social Media Ecosystems, Learning the Ropes

Happy Social Media Day!  It’s a great day to share learning about on-line communities. Pam covers the opportunities and challenges you may encounter in finding a good fit and taking right action in find the right relationships on-line, as well as the a social media culture & style that works for you. Twitter is also […]


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, […]


Conversation Trumps Content: Succeeding with Relationships in Social Media | The Two Debs

via flickr.com It IS about the conversation!  Content is there, but note the traction that happens in this under 2 minute clip with a “small talk” professional who understands the depth of making true connections in networking and connection. This fun banter and Debra Fine’s “Small Talk” presentation is what it’s all about:  connection, enjoyment, […]


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, […]


In Detroit, Entrepreneurs Meet Success in Hard Times

Here’s some good news via entrepreneurs Joe Minock and Chris Xiromeritis and the New York Times.  This is as encouraging in 2013-14 during the Detroit bankruptcy as it was in 2010 when I originally posted this excerpt. Young entrepreneurs have met with success starting new businesses in Detroit, and continue to do so.  Future articles […]