My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, here I am again sitting by a warm fire on a wintery Sunday night in New England, just as I did exactly a year ago, reflecting on the year and taking the opportunity to identify my top posts. Again, I have turned this into a bit of a project.

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What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. Last week I travelled from Germany to the US for the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. 45 things new media content creators can outsource to virtual assistants to help grow their business”. The Great Business Project by Ralph Quintero.

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Wild West Days of Social Media Are Over: Time For Some Discipline, Communicators


Within the last year, I’ve attended dozens of meetings with communicators in which a single, consistent order is dispatched: “We’ve got to incorporate social media in ALL our strategies.”. Social media teams – agency and corporate alike – are seeing their ability to add headcounts slow.

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10 Tips To Be A Presentation GOD.

Rich Gee Group

But for screen projection – Less is More. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Social Media Ways & Tips Bullets Images Powerpoint Presentations Screen Steve Jobs I do workshops, seminars and keynotes all the time and have been for over 25 years.

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Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence


Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” By Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Managing Career Social Media career change influence Self Growth Mahatma Gandhi, as we know, was a simple man who had no position, no wealth, no power and no authority.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

Of course, there are those who argue that thanks to social media and mobile technology, the Millennial generation is more at ease with transparency and open sharing than their previous generations. 1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013.

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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. For instance, a business wants to expand its social media marketing.

Love and kindness in leadership


. The media often portrays bosses as tough, unyielding individuals who want everything done their way. I’m betting that the types of leaders shown in the media do not have the kind of impact they could if they balanced a small amount of strategic toughness with a lot more kindness.

Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

What incredible value and contribution Shelly brings to our team – we couldn’t achieve the same project success without her insights and actions.” Her articles have appeared in a number of media outlets, including CNBC, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

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What Managers Are Looking For In Tomorrow’s Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

We are all on a team, working on projects to accomplish goals that will push our companies forward. The following is guest piece by Dan Schawbel. When I used to work in a Fortune 200 company, I always wondered what it took to get ahead at work.

Hackers and Hummingbirds: Leadership Lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Terry Starbucker

The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. Walter was named among 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2012.

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050: Keys to Personal Productivity | with Erik Fisher

Engaging Leader

For many of us, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media seem to make a giant sucking sound as they can consume a seemingly endless amount time without us even realizing it. How can we use our time wisely in the realm of social media?

Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Great Leadership By Dan

Bosses can take a moment when they arrive to work (or whenever necessary) to self-evaluate their mindset, see where there thoughts lay to make sure they don’t project their own whimsical emotions on others. The same ripple effect can of course occur when projecting negativity.

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How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Millennials are often misunderstood and are positioned in the media as being lazy, entitled and narcissistic. Make sure that after each project they finish, you are telling them what they are doing right and what they can improve on.

Being The Hare

Survive Your Promotion

The many projects and passions that I’ve been excited about over all these years have started to hang together. Focus on the People – The best part for me about a new project or idea is the new people it brings me in contact with. photo credit: wolfpix.

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Trust in Leadership – 5 Key Practices to Earn Trust

Lead on Purpose

As a leader, people will trust you more if they feel that they can bring up negative points about you, your team, a project you’re working on, or whatever. Daniela Baker from CreditDonkey is a small business blogger and social media advocate. She studied journalism and new media. Guest post by Daniela Baker. One recent article in Forbes magazine examined the interesting phenomenon behind a shift in today’s leadership principles.

Scott Berkun on “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Making Ideas Happen: Mastering Project Management (O’Reilly Media 2008), Scott Berkun provides an abundance of information, insights, and counsel on how to master project management, whatever the nature and extent of a project may be.

The Top 5 Ways Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Boost Organizational Productivity

Strategy Driven

The social media revolution has changed the way people interact in their personal lives, and now it is inevitably changing the way they collaborate and connect in the workplace. Complimentary Resource – Leveraging the Power of Social Media.

The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Plus, consider leveraging technology and social media.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation


Collaboration drives creativity and innovation, and social media and conferencing technologies can help bring people together (or virtually together) more often for that collaboration. Fund Outside Projects. Innovation means more than just new products or services.

The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

Mills Scofield

In one of my first projects at Bell Labs, I was the system engineer on three different messaging services. Done and on to the next project! I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.

Leaders Get The Innovation They Deserve


He adopted a style that was playful and bold, holding informal staff lunches – not to grill them on numbers and projects but to liberate creativity. They avoid the media. [Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from Max's book The Truth About Innovation.].

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

As a part of his recent massively open online course (MOOC) on business strategy , Professor Lenox invited small enterprises, nonprofits and other organizations to join the course and solicit students to provide strategic analysis and insights as a part of their final projects.

Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines


Better yet, in some cases this allowed me to strike alliances and mount joint projects with like-minded engineers and managers – to the benefit of all our organizations. Have you tried to communicate with your peers in other organizations lately?

City Slickers: 5 Books About The Urban Experience

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Franklyn Cater for National Public Radio (NPR), “A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 975 independent stations. Petersburg the NPR Cities Project W.W.

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Simon Pont: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He is the author of The Better Mousetrap: Brand Invention in a Media Democracy, and a novel, Remember to Breathe. His next project, Digital State: [.]. Simon Pont is a writer, commentator and brand-builder. Hollywood movie studios, Icelandic investment banks, British chocolate bars and Middle Eastern airlines figure amongst his time on the inside of Adland.

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Grassroots Leadership by the Rising Middle Class

Coaching Tip

billion in 2030 (out of a projected global population of 8.3 They are technology-savvy and use social media like Facebook FB +0.89% and Twitter to broadcast information and organize demonstrations. Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2013.

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On leadership: My video interview with serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker!

Bernd Geropp

Two weeks ago I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. In 2010 he started his project to become a “Virtual CEO”: During 12 months he developed from a 14 h/day workaholic CEO into a full time virtual CEO working only a few hours per week on his companies.

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Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

From social media tools to business process gamification to digital wallets, we received over a dozen great ideas. Financial Projections – including cost to develop/build. This is a guest post by Tim Kippley , Geneca Vice President, Account Strategy and Growth.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

Crisis management is so much more than handling of the media. Unfortunately, the follow-through never transpired after the media coverage died down. ” Provide complete answers, and respond to media requests for additional information in a timely manner.

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

People all over the country came together to answer that question with a resounding "yes," and social media certainly helped us get there. And how can other social purpose organizations use social media to transform their work? Nonprofit Social media

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Leadership actions that are not an option for leaders.

Strategy Driven

Don’t focus on task or project completion. Rather, think what will happen AFTER the project is completed. Leaders need to be tweeters, and need to lead the way by communicating value and ideas through social media. “Where’s the action? Where’s the game?”

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 3 of 7

Strategy Driven

If the popularity of social media has taught us anything, it is that people like to be heard. Silent Killer #2: Not Listening. To truly listen does not mean merely hearing or paying attention. Listening is a specific type of active interpretation that shapes our realities.

All You Have to Do is to be You…or Not

Rajesh Setty

Social media is filled with sayings that will talk about the need to be Yourself in the name of authenticity. Watch what projects you are engaged with: The biggest chunk of your mind share gets invested in the projects that you are engaged in.

Old Wisdom for New Teams?

Steve Farber

We’re working in what some have dubbed a “freelance economy,” where it is no longer necessary to have a company or formal team in common in order to work together to accomplish a project.

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Five Online Communities To Strengthen Your Productivity Skills

Tim Milburn

This is a guest post by Lewis Jacobs, a free lance writer and social media specialist. One way to increase your leadership “productivity” is to turn to social media and online communities. Project management is a skill every leader needs.

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Tribal or Transformational? How to grow your startup when new business rolls in

Strategy Driven

In the case of Division-D, we took a closer look at 3 Interactive’s market and saw the need to change the core of our company from a local media representation company to a high impact ad media buying firm.

Ditch the Notebook in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Here's an example: January: Focus on your top goals for the year by setting up an Evernote notebook for each of your major projects or areas of responsibility. This will be a lot easier if you've used a single tag like "deliverable" or "highlight" to flag any note you used to summarize a major project or draft a significant deliverable. October: Starting a new project? How do you want to use Evernote to work smarter in 2013?

IT Organizations Built to Last

Strategy Driven

Online surveys, social media and voice-of-the-customer events all help to ensure that a fact-based understanding of customer needs drives the company forward.

To bid or not to bid? That is the question.

Strategy Driven

Especially as it relates to their actual experience and their projected needs. Have an active social media presence that is easily findable, so your reputation is both visible and impressive. “They get bids for everything and always take the lowest bid.”.

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Salespeople have questions. Jeffrey has answers.

Strategy Driven

What you need to do is look at the sales cycle and parenthetically look at the dollars, but they have to be compared to what you projected those dollars to be. I get a ton of emails from people seeking insight or asking me to solve their sales dilemmas.

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Creating Social Change with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

People all over the country came together to answer that question with a resounding "yes," and social media certainly helped us get there. And how can other social purpose organizations use social media to transform their work? Nonprofit Social media