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Mainstream! 10 Business Reasons to Participate in Social Media 2011 to 2021

Who would have predicted that major political figures would use Twitter, Facebook and other social media platform as major communication tools with their constituencies and that NOT having access would be a major news story in 2021? This is STILL a great list of how and why social media will CONTINUE to have staying power, […]


6 Curation Basics: Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media

  The cream of the curators are those who can sort through the digital avalanche of noise  and find the buried gems.    Just like a great DJ on a radio station who DOES have control over what gets airplay, mining gems creates positive buzz.  It’s also a position of choice, someone worthy of following and worthy of your business. My […]


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 […]


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…


Helpful Small Business Tools on DocStoc

via flickr.com In looking for a couple resources to help a small business owner, I came across my own membership information (free) in DocStoc.  After refreshing my memory on why I signed up, I realized that small business in general could be well served by reviewing resources on DocStoc.  A number of the free documents […]


3 Things To Know When Starting A Small Business, Lessons from Kitchen Nightmares

 Paring it down to the essentials makes a lot of sense for small business in start-up mode.  via flickr.com Gorilla-Force Blog provides insights into how to set-up simplicity (over simple) for featuring the best of what you do. Excerpted – March 31st, 2010 : If you have ever watched an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, then […]


Prioritizing through Tragedy, War, Conflict and Peace

Every moment offers a choice. As we experience national level stress, it’s helpful to consider that smart, adaptive planning, through complexity, is essential to leadership, in tough times. As I write this, the United States is dealing with the aftermath of a mass homicide in Las Vegas, multiple hurricanes, floods and fire. The federal government […]


Horse Guided Coaching

Working with the Horses Leadership and team development work using horse guides is provocative, generative, developmental, and powerful.   It enriches self-awareness, helps remove blind spots, fosters creativity, innovation,  and productivity while improving human relationships for individuals and groups. Two resources that provide more in-depth are here:   My recent blog post on the benefits of working with horses: […]


7 Secrets of Union Management Success with Teams, Michigan News

What are the 7 secrets to sustainability with teams, management and unions? We presented our lessons learned at the recent Partnerships in Progress Michigan Labor and Management Association Conference, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan. We’ve included our Slideshare and photos below to illustrate a 7 Secrets PROVENN model based on our experiences in the auto industry and with […]


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, or, when adding gender into the mix, experiencing an adult “mean girl.” As the number of women in the workforce and in leadership increases, stress in leadership roles has naturally affected women, as it does men,  and can include gender-nuanced […]