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Fixing Your Intranet: A Guide for Leadership

April 18, 2014 by Vanessa DiMauro

Fixing your intranet.

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.[read more]

Social and Digital Engagement: You Can't Outsource Leadership

April 8, 2014 by Courtney Hunt

leadership in social engagement

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.[read more]

Social and Business Collaboration: A Human Science

April 8, 2014 by Bryan Kramer

complex collaboration

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.[read more]

Digital Leadership: Opportunities for Cities, States, and Regions

January 11, 2014 by Courtney Hunt

Cities, States, and Regions

Recently my adopted home, Chicago, was written up in The Economist as a great place for digital start-ups. Although Chicago is the third-largest metropolitan area in the United States, I must confess I read the article with a curious sense of “small-town” pride and “aw shucks” humility.[read more]

Planning Your Next Sales Meeting: 6 Tips to Fire-Up Your Sales Team

October 10, 2013 by Lee Salz

Remember your audience. Salespeople hate to sit still. Their minds are on the calls and emails they are missing. Plan 15-minute breaks – two in the morning and two in the afternoon – to keep them focused on the meeting content. By doing this, you can set the ground rule of no email, texting or calls during the meeting.[read more]

See the World in 3-D: Dream, Do, Deserve

September 27, 2013 by Brian Solis

As you act, react, and persevere, you discover the secret to defining your own destiny follows the laws of physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The more you do, the more opportunities you unlock. You earn what you deserve.[read more]

10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results

September 26, 2013 by Elizabeth Lupfer

Helping employees engage

Employee surveys consistently show that the single most important factor in employee engagement is an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager. In fact, employees don’t leave companies; they leave their managers. And they’re willing to do this despite tough economic conditions.[read more]

8 Life and Leadership Lessons From Arianna Huffington

September 17, 2013 by Ekaterina Walter

Arianna Huffington

Leaders need to redefine success. “Right now success is defined in terms of two metrics: money and power,” says Huffington. “But it is like a two-legged stool, at some point you’ll fall off of it.” Leaders need to consider other metrics such as well-being, inner wisdom, our capacity to wonder and celebrate life, and give back.[read more]


Why Your Social Media Revolution Should Come from the Top

May 30, 2013 by Tom Caper

Social media has grown to much more than an avenue for teenage ramblings about what they had for dinner. It has become a quintessential component of business development; and one where the most important advocate is the executive leadership of the organization. Here are 5 tips to become a successful social media leader.[read more]

The Social Skills Refinery for Social Leadership

May 30, 2013 by Anna Farmery

The digital economy needs a different kind of business leader - not in terms of core principles of human values but in terms of skills that make the most of a connected age. A digital economy runs on a network. The web, the Internet are networked based and it needs social leaders to make the most of all their networks. The mass production age needed people to perform on their tasks, the networks need people to generate ideas, passion, growth through their networks.[read more]

How to Effectively Manage a Social Media Team

May 10, 2013 by Larry Seal

From a leadership perspective, social media can be a touchy decision. The return on investment (ROI) is hard to measure, let alone justify, and it’s not exactly clear, from a data-driven perspective, how socialization online works. The truth is online marketing has taken the forefront of most successful business marketing plans. Leaders can’t ignore the significant impact that social media has on bringing traffic to websites, and, therefore, converting visitors into sales leads.[read more]

The Innovation Obligation: 4 Key Principles

April 28, 2013 by Frederic Gonzalo

taking risks to innovate

I sense an increasing amount of resistance when I blog, consult or speak on the topic of social media marketing and how businesses need to embrace the ethic of innovation.[read more]

Leadership skills in digital economy

August 8, 2012 by Alex Konanykhin

In the era of digital economy, companies wishing to succeed must be adaptable to a more dynamic and changing context. To face this challenge and continue innovating, it is necessary to have a good leader who knows how to create a stimulating environment for his staff, favoring the generation of ideas. In the following article Alex Konanykhin, CEO of TransparentBusiness.com, discusses the characteristics of the new digital economy and outlines some key factors that entrepreneurs should consider if they wish their business to succeed in today’s market.[read more]

Manager and Leader, Not Always Synonymous

April 18, 2012 by Stephanie Gehman

While leaders can be managers, managers aren't necessarily leaders.[read more]

It Takes Courage

April 17, 2012 by Brian Solis

We stand today upon a foundation of uncertainty and apprehension. Everything is changing. What is constant however, is the absence of clarity, direction or answers. To tell you that there is an easy path toward transformation or that there are a series of “top 10 ways” to help you change the perspective of leadership or those around you is, well, misleading or a complete falsehood.[read more]


Forget Marketing: Social Media is a Communications Tool

March 14, 2012 by Bernard Martin

Image: Courtesy of author blog

Social Media is a communications TOOL just like a fax machine, a cell phone or email. It's not a function of ONLY marketing. Even for companies that have embraced Social Media communications the biggest dilemma facing them in 2012 is getting their front-facing sales, customer service and channel partners on the same "message."[read more]

Sorry, We’re Closed: The Rise of Digital Darwinism

February 28, 2012 by Brian Solis

Everything starts with articulating a vision for how your business will invest in customer relationships and experiences. From there, technology, processes, and systems will serve as enablers for that vision. In the end however, it is leadership and an empowered culture that will bring about transformation.[read more]

Leadership In The Digital Age: A Video Interview

February 15, 2012 by Tac Anderson

I was interviewed earlier this year by @mikeburlin, a graduate student at the University of Washington’s Masters of Communications in Digital Media. His topic was Leadership in the digital age and he interviewed myself and Brian Marr (@bmarr) from the Seattle creative agency, Wexley School for Girls.[read more]

Leadership Involvement is Vital to Social Intranet Success

February 10, 2012 by Shel Holtz

Evidence continues to mount that social intranets have the potential to produce big results for organizations. The ongoing McKinsey & Company study points to outcomes ranging from increased market share to reduced time to market, along with a host of other positive results. Studies from MIT and Aberdeen Group show productivity gains...[read more]

Entrepreneur Success: 15 Tips to Zoom Business and Life

October 23, 2011 by Pam Moore
Image source: Author's blog

Approximately 80% of small businesses fail within the first year. How many of the people you know who have started a business have truly succeeded? How many of them put on a happy face yet are still at every networking meeting looking for business? I spent 15 years working in corporate America for startups to fortune 500 organizations....[read more]