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5 Digital Engagement Questions Every Organization Should Address

Courtney Hunt
To optimize digital engagement, organizations should address five questions focused on strategy, audience, value, feasibility, and when to exit. These questions should certainly be tackled before establishing a presence and committing to engaging on any social or digital platform or channel, but they’re also useful in evaluating whether it’s worthwhile to continue in a particular digital space.
5 Digital Engagement Questions Every Organization Should Address

Why You Don't Want to Be Chris Brogan

markwschaefer
When I started my own business in 2008, I didn’t have any roadmap so I looked around to see who was doing it well and what I could learn from them. My role model was Chris Brogan, who had the number one marketing blog in the world. So my mantra became “Be like Chris.” That turned out to be a mistake, and here's why.
Why You Don't Want to Be Chris Brogan

The Business Success Checklist: Creating a Strong Foundation

DebraEllis
Every successful company has a unique path that was followed from conception to reality. But there are some things that are universal to successful companies.
The Business Success Checklist: Creating a Strong Foundation

Feedback Is the Key to Better Meetings

Adi Gaskell
A recent study suggests that rather than getting bogged down in linguistics, the key to a successful meeting is installing a proper feedback loop.
Feedback Is the Key to Better Meetings

Breaking Down the Buying Committee: How to Communicate with CIOs

Koka Sexton
Chief Information Officers (CIO) see the IT world through a strategic lens, balancing budgetary needs with innovative solutions. In some cases, purchasing decisions for CIOs now expand beyond the IT department, as buying committee are developed within an organization. Discover the CIO’s unique concerns that you’ll need to address.
Breaking Down the Buying Committee: How to Communicate with CIOs

The Fine Art of Intuitive Management

JonathanFarrington
Being intuitive means that we “feel”; we don’t just see or even hear. We are completely in tune with our team; we understand each of them; we know what motivates every one of them; we are able to stimulate and goad them in equal measure in order to elicit optimum performance levels from them, and as a consequence we have a team that can achieve remarkable things. Can anyone become an intuitive manager or leader?
The Fine Art of Intuitive Management

CMO of the Week: Julie Garlikov, Torani on the Flavor of Success

dneisser
Founded in 1925 and still going strong, Torani started as a family business and continues building on the homegrown tradition of big flavor and big ideas. Julie Garlikov helped drive a customer centric approach during her 6 years at Torani, overcoming one of the fundamental challenges—how do you connect with end users when restaurant and food distributors act as middlemen?
CMO of the Week: Julie Garlikov, Torani on the Flavor of Success

Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change?

Braden Kelley
The world is changing all around us at an increasing rate, and individuals (and yes organizations too) are struggling to cope with this ever increasing pace of change. In fact, over the last 50 years the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has dropped from 61 years to 18 years (and is forecast to shrink further in the future).
Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change?

The Question That Changed My Life in 2014

BradJoe
About six months ago, while enjoying a nice lunch with a dear friend at a Thai hole-in-the-wall, right in the heart of Dallas, TX, I was thrown totally off guard in the middle of my Chicken Pad-Thai demolition, when my buddy asked me one simple question that literally changed the course of my professional life. “Do you feel like you’ve inspired more lives this year than you did last year?”
The Question That Changed My Life in 2014

Will the Real Social Media Leaders Please Stand Up!

brianfanzo
As social business and community leaders I encourage you to add one more thing to your to do list for 2015. Collectively, we must take a pledge to expose those who are not practicing what they preach. Small segments of our networks are often the loudest standing tall on their soapboxes made of best-selling books, conference keynotes, and popular blog posts. But visit their social profiles to see what they’re up to on a day to day basis…..crickets.
Will the Real Social Media Leaders Please Stand Up!