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January 2016 / 16 posts found

Defining quality on Quora — what a helpful answer looks like

Post by Marc Bodnick: Defining quality on Quora — what a helpful answer looks like MARC BODNICK Keeping quality high is Quora's number one priority as we work to achieve our mission. In the coming weeks and months, we'll be making major changes to strengthen quality. These changes will reward great questions and answers with better ranking and distribution and marginalize mediocre and low-quality answers. In other words: high-quality answers and useful knowledge shared will reach and help more people. Today, we've published a new in-depth answer that describes what quality means on Quora, and what it means to be [...]

A lot of people want to pitch you. What’s the best way to get your attention?

January 28, 2016 @ 4:42 am
A lot of people want to pitch you. What's the best way to get your attention?

The Ultimate Resiliency Secret: Choosing Well – Switch & Shift

Resiliency is a core part of long term success, but what is the secret to resiliency? Choosing well. Understanding the craft of choosing well is the foundation of resiliency. The Ultimate Resiliency Secret: Choosing Well Do you remember the “good old days?” At least it seemed as if our parents’ or grandparents’ lives were so much easier. Those were the days when life seemed to work in a straightforward, linear fashion. You went to school. You chose college or a technical trade. You got married. Maybe you had kids. You retired. You died. Today, only death remains of that prescribed [...]

10 Tools and Resources for Leaders to Write Convincingly

In the digital age with so much communication via text and not voice, leaders need to write convincingly. Here’s how. Editor’s note: I love the apps and resources, and from the success of Shawn Murphy’s post on 10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to be Effective, it’s evident so do you. This post by Robert Morris really resonated with me because, although we talk about communication from a leadership perspective, I’m not sure enough leaders really understand the need to be able to effectively communicate with the written word. Leaders of larger businesses cannot speak to everyone they need to reach [...]

How the Best Managers are Really Coaches

January 25, 2016 @ 3:48 pm
Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.                                 – Timothy Gallwey Looking back on our childhood, most people remember at least one mentor or coach who said or did something that really made an impact on their lives. Whether it was a tweak to our baseball swing, an encouraging word when the odds weren’t looking good, or just making the team feel like a real family, great coaches and mentors somehow managed to bring out the best in everyone. Some [...]

Is Employee Morale More Important Than the Bottom Line?

January 25, 2016 @ 2:54 am
When it comes to the bottom line, do you control the numbers or do the numbers control you? Most if not all business owners will answer: “The former, but there are a lot of factors that influence where we land in terms of profits.” I think it would be tough to find a business owner or executive who says they are completely controlled by the market. We prefer to think of ourselves as influencers in the world, as movers who proactively determine our share of the market. But the focus on market share is disingenuous. If we are focusing exclusively [...]

The Best Productivity Tools for Today’s Social Leaders

January 24, 2016 @ 5:22 pm
There are only 24 hours in a day - how can we fit it all in? What productivity apps or tools are the best for social leaders?  Source: The Best Productivity Tools for Today's Social Leaders

#SocialLeader Recap: “Meaning Makers: How do Social Leaders Help Employees Do Work That Matters” – Switch & Shift

January 20, 2016 @ 1:58 pm
Finding your purpose at work may sound like an impossibility, but the effect could be dramatic. So how can we, as social leaders, help foster meaningful and purpose-driven work? What must we do to integrate these two constructs into our organizations? Source: #SocialLeader Recap: "Meaning Makers: How do Social Leaders Help Employees Do Work That Matters" - Switch & Shift

How to Brand Your Images for Social Media

January 20, 2016 @ 1:57 am
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