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What Does It Mean to Be a Woman in Technology? Let’s Think Bigger

Courtney Hunt
For many, the notion of being a "woman in technology" is focused on computer science and the tech industry. Should the definition be so narrow? Do we really want to send the message to girls and young women that aspiring to be coders and tech entrepreneurs is the best (or only) way they can make a strong professional contribution in the Digital Era?
What Does It Mean to Be a Woman in Technology? Let’s Think Bigger

Why Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise

Adi Gaskell
In social business circles, there is a strong disposition towards inclusivity in decision making. The notion is that when you involve people in decisions that effect them, then it is much more likely that they will be on board with any changes that are required. What’s more, you’re also much more likely to get wide and varied information input into the process.
Why Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise

5 Ways to Use Social Media Like a Leader

Ross Richendrfer
You don't need to be a CEO or an industry luminary to be a social media leader. If you can pair a clear and deliberate focus with a willingness to draw people toward something you believe deeply in--be it a product, person or a passion--you can lead. To this end, this post identifies the five attributes every aspiring social media leader needs to cultivate in order to succeed online.
5 Ways to Use Social Media Like a Leader

Sandy Carter's 6 Social Business Lessons to Learn from Candy Crush

shaybmoser
An avid gamer, at least when it comes to Candy Crush, IBM's Sandy Carter saw analogies about social media leadership while gaming, and came away with some thought-provoking social business lessons that she shared at The Social Shake-Up 2014.
Sandy Carter's 6 Social Business Lessons to Learn from Candy Crush

3 Qualities of People Who Drive Transformative Change

Ekaterina
At INBOUND in Boston I had the pleasure of hearing Malcolm Gladwell. According to him, people who drive transformation share three traits: courage, ability to reframe the problem, and a sense of urgency.
3 Qualities of People Who Drive Transformative Change

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Takes New Role: What Does It Really Mean?

mfauscette
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle for 37 years, is stepping out of that role to assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The current chairman (and former Oracle CFO) Jeff Henley becomes the vice-chairman while Oracle co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd step up into CEO roles. But is this really as big of a shake-up as it may seem to some?
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Takes New Role: What Does It Really Mean?

How Writers Can Develop Their Leadership Skills

Hiten Vyas
You might be wondering why developing your leadership skills is important as a writer. If you’re thinking about self-publishing then you will need to have the ability to lead.
How Writers Can Develop Their Leadership Skills

The Social Shake-Up 2014: Day Two Recap

ajagabel
If you can believe it, Day 2 topped Day 1 at The Social Shake-Up. Here are the highlights for you, in case you couldn't make it to Atlanta to shake it up with us in person.
The Social Shake-Up 2014: Day Two Recap

The Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue Growth

shaybmoser
At the Social Shake-Up, I attended a panel called "How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue Growth," featuring speakers David Davidovic, President, pathForward, former CMO, Merck; and Tim Minahan, CMO, SAP Cloud and LoB, SAP. Jason Breed, Enterprise Social Business Lead, IBM, moderated this session, which explored how CMOs tie their strategy to revenue; marketing's involvement in development; how marketing can fit into a business holistically, and not as an advertising add-on; and how marketing should participate in business ownership.
The Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue Growth

Shaking Up Social: Attending the Social Shake-Up in Atlanta

Greg Gerik
Last year, the Social Shake-Up was one of the best social conferences to attend and this year promises to be even better. Here are a few of the hottest topics and sessions at the Shake-Up this year that are sure to deliver and drive this industry forward.
Shaking Up Social: Attending the Social Shake-Up in Atlanta