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How to be a Resource to your Clients and Network

TaylorEllwood
One of the realizations I came to early on in my consulting practice was that I could not be everything for my clients, nor could I provide every service or product to my clients.
How to be a Resource to your Clients and Network

#SMTPowerTalk 7: CEOs in the Age of Social Media

David Amerland
In a frank, wide ranging discussion Robin Carey, CEO of Social Media Today and Kara Wood, CEO of Succinct Social Media cover some of the most pressing issues CEOs face in the age of social media. The insights are as surprising as they are applicable to anyone trying to run a company today.
#SMTPowerTalk 7: CEOs in the Age of Social Media

HOW TO: Document Social Media Policy Violations [PODCAST]

EricSchwartzman
When someone says or shares something they shouldn’t on social media at work, it's not uncommon for digital marketing budgets to get cut. So even if your department is knowledgeable on what is and isn’t okay to do on social media, it’s in your best interest to make sure others inside your company obey the rules as well. This podcast will teach you how to document social media policy violations. Whether you're in HR or not, have a listen.
HOW TO: Document Social Media Policy Violations [PODCAST]

Why You Can Stop Cringing At The Word "Personal Brand"

socialtosales
I know a lot of people who respond to the word “personal brand” with a slow cringe, followed by a big roll of the eyes.
Why You Can Stop Cringing At The Word "Personal Brand"

Post-Mortems Are Not the End, but Rather the Beginning

JonathanFarrington
A final word on post-mortems after a loss – Be brutally honest! OK, that was three words, but you get my drift. Don’t allow anything, or anyone, to escape microscopic scrutiny. This is not a finger pointing exercise, but it is a fantastic opportunity to roll back the carpet and expose the cracks.
Post-Mortems Are Not the End, but Rather the Beginning

Social and Business Collaboration: A Human Science

Bryan Kramer
As our businesses become more complex, it’s up to all of us to work harder at humanizing our approach in everything we do. On top of this, as businesses become more social, collaboration is becoming the most critical business competitive advantage.
Social and Business Collaboration: A Human Science

Employee Engagement: Is Being Satisfied Enough?

SueCockburn
The Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, wrote an interesting article recently titled, "Employee Satisfaction Doesn't Matter." In the article, Clifton disputes the value of employee satisfaction as a measure of company culture. He believes that "employees don't want to be 'satisfied' as much as they want to be engaged."
Employee Engagement: Is Being Satisfied Enough?

Fixing Your Intranet: A Guide for Leadership

Vanessa DiMauro
You have spent countless hours developing a strategy for the business.You know it is absolutely flawless. But is it, really? Use the intranet to share aspects of the strategy for specific feedback to help refine your ideas. This is one way to see if the plan will withstand the acid-test of employee acceptance.
Fixing Your Intranet: A Guide for Leadership

10 Must-Reads for Customer-Centric Leaders

JeannieWalters
We set out this year to help businesses become more customer-centric by asking eye-opening questions and making sense of customer emotions and behavior. Now that we’re halfway through the year, we decided to find out which posts in 2014 our readers liked the best, and brought them together in a list of must-reads for those who want to stay on top as customer-centric leaders.
10 Must-Reads for Customer-Centric Leaders

Social and Digital Engagement: You Can't Outsource Leadership

Courtney Hunt
Although they may have decided to explore technology’s potential, many leaders pursuing social and digital engagement initiatives are understandably tempted to outsource or delegate the responsibility for these initiatives. But they need to make it a personal priority.
Social and Digital Engagement: You Can't Outsource Leadership