Sat.Jan 24, 2009 - Fri.Jan 30, 2009

Is Your Organization Healthy?

Anese Cavanaugh

Qualities you’ll find in a healthy team/organization*: The organization’s vision is shared, communicated and alive. People have bought into it and know how their role directly supports it. People are self aware AND self possessed (in other words, they’re self-aware AND able to shift behavior/do something about their impact). Systems are in place so people know what to do, how to do it, and who does it (and can cross function in roles). People are literally healthy and energized.

The Art of Responding to Feedback in 3 Simple Steps: Appreciate, Acknowledge and Consider

Managing Communities

Some feedback is easy to take. Someone makes an awesome suggestion that makes a ton of sense or simply loves what you are doing and wants to tell you so. Some feedback isn’t as easy - someone doesn’t like something you’ve done and wants to let you know about it. As long as they aren’t [.].


The Leadership Measurement Shift | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Before you undertook leadership responsibilities, it is likely that your performance was measured against a set of targets that addressed your individual contribution to your organization. These would no doubt have included some hard

The Leadership Activity Shift

You're Not the Boss of Me

As an individual contributor, your focus was no doubt on work associated with your own set of tasks, ensuring that you met the deadlines set for you; and producing the results that your boss, and your job description, demanded

Making a Move to Leadership

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, you have just been promoted and now you have people reporting to you. Congratulations! Now what? Well, if you have been promoted within an area where the work is familiar to you, you might think that not much will change

South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2009 Book Reading and Signing: What Should I Talk About?

Managing Communities

Good news! For the second consecutive year, I will be giving a book reading at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas. The reading will be followed by a signing at the conference’s bookstore. Better news: you don’t have to listen to me read the book. Thank goodness). They allow us to give a [.]. is One Year Old!

Managing Communities

One year ago today, I launched It had been a site that I had wanted to launch for some time, as community management is a subject that I am passionate about and I had a lot to talk about and a lot of experiences that I wanted to share. In light of this moment, I [.].