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Feedback is Key to Promoting Positive Work Behaviors

February 10, 2014 by Adi Gaskell

Feedback is Key

A major aspect of the social business movement is the benefits that can accrue when employees start utilising their skills on a wide range of internal projects. McKinsey went as far as to suggest that the potential benefits could run into the trillions of dollars. Impressive stuff.[read more]

Social Media or Industrial Media? Humans and Other Animals

October 9, 2008 by Dave Allen

In a recent post entitled ‘The Biggest Irony on the Internet,' Ethan Bauley attempts to draw a line between Social Media on one side and Mass, or Traditional Media on the other. His argument is simply put; if there is a true arena that we insist on calling Social Media then clearly there is its opposite - Mass Media, Traditional...[read more]

Authentic Leadership

October 3, 2008 by Darek Kleczek

Aspiring leaders very often search for instructions or advice on how to master leadership. The article Discovering Your Authentic Leadership in Harvard Business Review claims that the place to discover leadership lies in our own biography. The authors have conducted a massive study to identify ways of developing leadership skills, and...[read more]

The Secret to Successful 2.0 Evangelism is found in Social Intelligence

September 23, 2008 by Susan Scrupski

I was invited to speak at one of our executive client briefings last week.  The theme of the “Executive Perspective” was examining the “Core/Edge Dynamic.”  nGenera defines the “core” as the collection of processes, systems and infrastructures that have evolved over many years and effectively...[read more]

Exclusive Interview with the Queen of Web 2.0: Gina Trapani

July 24, 2008 by Daniel Schawbel

Today, I interviewed Gina Trapani, who was featured in issue 3 of Personal Branding Magazine.  She is always a delight to speak with and is as resourceful as they get. Gina Trapani is a tech writer and web developer based in San Diego, California by way of Brooklyn, New York. She is the lead editor of, a daily...[read more]

The New Era of Management by Committee

June 17, 2008 by Rachel Happe

"Management by Committee" has a lousy image.  It connotes trying to herd cats - convincing one person, than another, than another - only to have to re-convince the first person later because they caucused with the other side while you were lobbying everyone else.  That process is time consuming, fraught with risk, and often...[read more]

Modeling the Hockey Stick

May 8, 2008 by Rachel Happe

Social media nirvana usually includes some kind of expectation around getting to a 'hockey stick' adoption curve.  For online services in general it is immensely hard to predict if and when that curve will happen.  But communities are slightly different - especially enterprise communities. Here's why: - There is a known...[read more]

Cultural change and developing collaboration capabilities

April 25, 2008 by Martin Koser

Scott Anthony - president of Innosight (see some of my innovation related posts over at bmid) - compiles some of the drivers needed for organizational change, based on a panel discussion he moderated with CEOs from Dow Corning, Eastman Kodak, Procter & Gamble etc.: The need for a crisis or some kind of “burning platform...[read more]

Social Software removes crap from the Enterprise

March 17, 2008 by Sam Lawrence

I saw the movie Helvetica this weekend and it reminded me of what's happening with enterprise social software. Helvetica is a font that has been around for 50 years and it was created by the Swiss just after World War II as a way to refresh the world with something open, social, practical, modern and clear. Helvetica quickly became loved...[read more]

Branding E Quint

February 22, 2008 by Lee White

Ever since I started thinking about starting my own consulting practice, I have been talking to people to get advice. The one bit of advice I have been getting consistently is to be able to clearly, and quickly, state what irt is that I do (or will do). I am finding that to not be an easy task. What I know is that there is an...[read more]