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  • 10 Ways Cops Support Community-based Collaboration and Justice

    Collaborative Journeys
    Ben Ziegler
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    A bunch of things triggered this list, no pun intended. Police operate at the intersection of many different civic and community relationships.  That position offers them many opportunities to influence and mediate, in collaborative ways. 1. Fewer guns:  Many cities/countries (e.g., London/UK) don’t have every police officer carry a firearm.  Could most of Toronto’s cops go gun-free? 2. Twitter for municipal conversations: Police in Jun (near Granada), Spain have their Twitter handle on their uniform.  It demonstrates openness, legitimizes social media, and is a simple way to…
  • Message to IT: Lead the Charge in Creating the Workplace of the Future

    Cisco Blog » Collaboration
    Carl Wiese
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    As I visit customers and partners around the world, I see that many of you are excited about the idea [...]
  • Guest Post: Secular Collaboration for Everyone - Freethought Blogs

    Online Collaboration Latest News - Robin Good Newsradar
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    This is a guest post by John Shook, who has started a fascinating new project called Partners for Secular Activism (PSA). It's an online platform for classes that teach about skepticism, atheism and related topics. In this ...
  • Is That The Story You Want To Keep Telling Others?

    Moving From Me To We.com
    Kare Anderson
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Writing of her secret life as a prostitute, a blogger with the pseudonym Belle de Jour had a backstory worthy of a movie script. In fact it was turned into a Showtime TV series. She wanted to have a satisfying next chapter of her life story so she wrote about it. You see she’s “a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology.”Few of us lead a startling double life yet many may want to play a new role, with different scenes, settings and characters.To re-shape the story you are living,  view it as a movie. That’s what Donald Miller did when…
  • How to Survive Work Travel and Keep Your Sanity

    The Fast Track
    Alison Green
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Work travel is fun the first time you have to do it but the unending parade of hotel rooms, living out of luggage, and long days sandwiched between airport gates can quickly wear you down. Here’s how... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
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    Moving From Me To We.com

  • Is That The Story You Want To Keep Telling Others?

    Kare Anderson
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Writing of her secret life as a prostitute, a blogger with the pseudonym Belle de Jour had a backstory worthy of a movie script. In fact it was turned into a Showtime TV series. She wanted to have a satisfying next chapter of her life story so she wrote about it. You see she’s “a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology.”Few of us lead a startling double life yet many may want to play a new role, with different scenes, settings and characters.To re-shape the story you are living,  view it as a movie. That’s what Donald Miller did when…
  • Why Do We Laugh?

    Kare Anderson
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Do they crack up laughing or squirm and turn away when you attempt humor?  Want people to laugh with you? Dark humor, done right, may be key according to The Humor Code co-authors, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner who travelled the world in search of the answer.Can you suggest an unexpected, silly side of a familiar, embarrassing or even tragic situation? Then you’re evoking the “benign violation” theory of humor, the central premise in their book. They found that “humor arises when something seems wrong or threatening, but is simultaneously playful, safe or otherwise benign.” We are…
  • Nudge Others To Share Even If You Aren’t DeGeneres

    Kare Anderson
    5 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Sure Ellen DeGeneres sparked a most shared Tweet, a $3 million Samsung charity donation, a parody, and continuing, sometimes heated conversations. Yet even if aren’t a well-financed, likeable celebrity, you can also engage others, spread your idea and raise money. Here are three ways.1. Enable Us To Personalize Our Participation Jump on an already trending story, offering a way we can get involved that is relevant, fast, simple and generates a feel-good emotion. Even better, let us personalize our participation.That’s what Slate magazine quickly did. After John Travolta mangled Idina…
  • Clever Ways Organizations Partner For Greater Good

    Kare Anderson
    21 Feb 2014 | 5:29 pm
    What fervent belief does Vaishnavi Maganti, an 11th grader and Indian Impact brand ambassador in Hyderabad, share with Jeremiah Owyang, Crowd Companies’ Chief Catalyst and David Batstone, Not For Sale founder? An ardent belief that leveraging best talents with others, around strong sweet spots of mutual interest, is a powerful way to scale their efforts for the greater good. Yet to do well together requires a mutuality mindset. Their focus is on the  “us” in their collaboration, not “simply” giving nor asking for help but working, with partners, on strong sweet spots of shared…
  • The Gift Of Fear. The Penalties Of Worry.

    Kare Anderson
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:03 am
    “Anxiety, my old friend,” my friend Colleen Wainwright once wryly confessed. We women generally worry more than men. Yet it is vital to recognize the difference between worry and fear.How, for example, can we know when a fear for personal safety is justified and when a worry is sapping our spirit and making us see the world simply as a dangerous place?“Our fears are fashioned out of the ways in which we perceive the world,” wrote Gavin Becker, author of The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence. Better to learn how to recognize when…
 
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    The Fast Track

  • How Leaders Can Improve Productivity and Profits Simultaneously

    Dan Schawbel
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I spoke to both Jeremy Eden and Terri Long on how leaders can improve their productivity, while growing profits. They have worked with the CEOs of a wide range of companies, including PNC Financial,... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
  • The Secret to Peter Drucker’s Career Success

    Anita Bruzzese
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    When you look five, 10 or even 20 years down the line, are you optimistic about what you see or do you dread what may be facing you and your family? If you’re like one-third of Americans recently... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
  • How to Survive Work Travel and Keep Your Sanity

    Alison Green
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Work travel is fun the first time you have to do it but the unending parade of hotel rooms, living out of luggage, and long days sandwiched between airport gates can quickly wear you down. Here’s how... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
  • Why Salaries Absolutely Should Be Transparent…Or Maybe Not

    Anita Bruzzese
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the years there has been great discussion about whether companies and employees should be more transparent over salaries. The latest salvo in this discussion comes from a Tel Aviv University and... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
  • Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters are on Your Team?

    Rikki Endsley
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you a Buffy, or more of a Xander? We look at seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters commonly seen on teams and the unique contributions each brings to projects. More than a decade after going... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase
 
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    Collaborative Journeys

  • Good-bye Alistair MacLeod

    Ben Ziegler
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Canadian writer Alistair MacLeod passed away, yesterday, at the age of 77. I first came across his writings over a dozen years ago.  At that time, I was into all things Cape Breton (on Canada’s East Coast), especially fiddle music. MacLeod’s summer home was near Inverness, Cape Breton. He spent 40 years teaching English and creative writing at the University of Windsor,  in Ontario. MacLeod wrote about Cape Bretoners. His sense of place, combined with his ability to tell a story still haunt me.   (If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know how I feel…
  • High-context communications in a low-context virtual world

    Ben Ziegler
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Singapore mediator Ian Macduff wrote a helpful article, last week, about the differences between low- and high-context cultures, and its’ impact in online mediation. His piece highlighted the challenges of understanding the meaning behind the message, when the message can mean so much more, or less, depending on the culture of the person sending/receiving the message.   And, to double the challenge, trying to understand the message/meaning in a virtual environment; one which tends to favour, big time, direct over nuanced forms of communication. Building on Macduff’s piece, it begs the…
  • 10 Ways Cops Support Community-based Collaboration and Justice

    Ben Ziegler
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    A bunch of things triggered this list, no pun intended. Police operate at the intersection of many different civic and community relationships.  That position offers them many opportunities to influence and mediate, in collaborative ways. 1. Fewer guns:  Many cities/countries (e.g., London/UK) don’t have every police officer carry a firearm.  Could most of Toronto’s cops go gun-free? 2. Twitter for municipal conversations: Police in Jun (near Granada), Spain have their Twitter handle on their uniform.  It demonstrates openness, legitimizes social media, and is a simple way to…
  • Are you talking too much “business” with your virtual work team?

    Ben Ziegler
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    If your work involves a computer and regular interaction with others, via the web, consider yourself part of a virtual team, whether you formally call it that, or not. And, in your interactions with your “virtual team”, is it all business, or are some of your conversations of a personal nature? A recent study by Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications), on The habits of successful virtual teams, identified the amount of personal (non-business) conversation as the #1 predictor of a highly successful virtual team.  Here’s their chart: The Unify study found that, “those…
  • Welcome to our community: Make yourself at home

    Ben Ziegler
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:22 am
    It’s been a long journey.  I’m just a little bird, and I’ve travelled from far away, thousands of kilometers.  I’m tired and I’m lonely.  I’m looking for a safe place to bed down, meet others like me, and start afresh.  Can you help me? “Why, yes I can”, said a gentleman in my neighbourhood.  And so he did, building a backyard community of bird houses, a welcome mat for birds, at the end of their seasonal migration. A community for birds I took the photo above on a midday walk this week, a few minutes from my home. I spoke with the homeowner, aka bird community organizer,…
 
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    Perficient Portals and Social Business

  • Is Converged Infrastructure cure for your data center headaches?

    Brendon Jones
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Oracle recently upgraded their Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) to X4-2. It was launched earlier in 2013, with adoption accelerating. It’s particularly useful for consolidating non-workload specific applications into a single managed environment. Applications may be installed on Windows, Linux, or Solaris. OVCA is part of Oracle’s portfolio of Converged Infrastructure, also known as Engineered Systems. This portfolio includes: Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Database Appliance – for database workloads Exalogic Elastic Cloud – for Java workloads Big Data Appliance…
  • 5 Things That Should Be Keeping CMO’s Up at Night

    Michael Porter
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Thanks to Sharon Suchoval for pointing me to this.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, anyone close to Marketing knows that the digital migration has unleashed a sea of change in the Marketing Department and the CMO.   The Oracle Social Spotlight has an article about 5 Things That Should Be Keeping CMO’s Up at Night. It’s a somewhat light hearted post on a potentially heavy topic.  I’m not going to reveal everything but let me give you the five things. They are sufficiently crpytic to make you want to read the whole thing. Seriously, Am I Going to Be in Charge…
  • IBM Acquires Marketing Automation Player Silverpop

    Michael Porter
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    The enterprise marketing management space has been heating up for the past couple years.  IBM, Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe, and Microsoft have all made one or more acquisitions here and it hasn’t stopped.  Just a few days ago, IBM bought Silverpop, an Atlanta based cloud marketing automation player with customers in both the B2B and B2C space.  This is in addition to IBM’s Unica and Xtify acquisitions.  As IBM puts in in a Destination CRM article, “Across the board, we’re seeing technology play more of a role in how the discipline of marketing is working. It used to…
  • The Ideal Length of every Tweet, Facebook Post and Headline

    Mark Polly
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    I think every writer at one time or another has thought about how long is too long for a post, tweet or headline. As I typed my headline into WordPress, it was kind enough to tell me that my headline is 59 of 65 characters. I never understood if WordPress thought 65 was the max or the ideal size for my headline. Reading through Zite (soon to be Flipboard) today, I came across this article by Kevan Lee at Fast Company: The Proven Ideal Length of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, and Headline Online.  Mr. Lee did the research to find out best practices and here is what he came up with. Twitter…
  • 5 Key Strategies for Omni-Channel Marketing

    Mark Polly
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    IBM recently conducted a webinar titled “5 Key Strategies for Omni-Channel Marketing” in which they discussed the following strategies: Collect data that helps create customer profiles Analyze that customer data to find actionable insights Decide how to allocate your budget across the right channels to reach the right audiences Manage the interactions with customers across the channels Optimize your messages, offers, and capture reactions to feed the data collection process Within each of the overall strategies, IBM did a good job of providing details about how you go about…
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  • Fixing Your Intranet: A Guide For Leadership

    Vanessa DiMauro
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The corporate intranet is a complex organism. This prettier, younger sister of earlier knowledge management tools is now ever-present in many larger enterprises. While intended to tap into pre-existing employee engagement and insight-sharing behaviors and encourage the peer-peer sharing that happens in hallways and on phone calls, relatively few intranets have succeeded at bringing much in-person vibrancy to these online exchanges. There are few successful poster-children – such as Thomson Reuters’ Hub, which united 60,000 employees across 111 different locations with the express goal of…
  • Who Ya Gonna Call? Social Business Buyer Guide [Part Two of Two]

    Vanessa DiMauro
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    When things got spooky back in the ‘80s, “Ghostbusters” were the guys to call for help. But now there are lots of agencies, consulting firms and vendor services who can help you deal with those elusive (and sometimes scary) online social initiatives. Social Media Marketing Agency Most social media agencies, often offshoots from traditional advertising and marketing firms, focus on branding and awareness strategy and help clients manage social media marketing tools and campaigns on platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. As an extension of online PR or advertising channels, agencies are…
  • A Social Business Buyer’s Guide [Part One of Two]

    Vanessa DiMauro
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    Buyers of online social products and services face a difficult problem – what is it, exactly, they are purchasing? Social initiative sponsors and corporate purchasing agents alike must evaluate market offerings against a backdrop of hyper-speed product and service evolution, hyper-active marketing efforts and, well, just plain hype. It’s a daunting, confusing and uncertain process. With so much variety and rapid evolution, even industry insiders find it tough to make apples-to-apples comparisons, let alone identify the best apple or apple seller to meet a specific business need. The…
  • Has Social Business Spurred An Increase In Collaboration Between Marketing & IT?[Infographic]

    Vanessa DiMauro
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The post Has Social Business Spurred An Increase In Collaboration Between Marketing & IT?[Infographic] appeared first on Leader Networks.
  • Is It Time To Develop A Social Business Center Of Excellence?

    Vanessa DiMauro
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    You’re firm is getting the hang of becoming a socially enabled enterprise.    No longer doing isolated skunk works social media projects, your firm got organized – strategic, in fact.  You have a clear handle on your social media accounts, tools, metrics, a governance policy and even an escalation path if things go awry. This is quite an accomplishment for your organization and its leadership, as you are well on your way to becoming a socially enabled enterprise.  But this is not the end of the journey; in fact it is just the beginning. The next big, exciting step is to create a…
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    Collective Self

  • Ballad of a Flirty Captain

    lori
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    I accept responsibility for floating adrift at sea everything else I ascribe to luck Life’s not controlled by me. I fell in love with Mystery first who often visits here to experience her argument for wonder over fear. I fell in love with Magic next brought forth by woman wise crafted raft to follow her back to paradise. I fell in love with Ocean then whose depths I cannot reach and fell in love with Humankind loafing on her beach. I fell in love with sultry Sun at shameless first embrace I fell in love with Sky and Clouds with Rain upon my face. And so my ship was caught in tide while…
  • Shedding Your Old Self

    lori
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Here’s the thing about shedding your old self. The act itself isn’t hard. It’s the thinking and worrying about it that’s hard. Seven years ago I thought that leaving the corporate world, the reliable paycheck, the medical benefits, and complete individual financial independence was ridiculously hard to do. Six years ago I worried I couldn’t handle a beloved parent’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Five years ago, I remember thinking that saying “No, thank you” to a job in academia (that was with amazing people–wah!) so…
  • Gray Whales at the Beach

    lori
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    gray whales at the beach and we forget where we are who we are where we were going people dogs even eagles instantly transformed into giddy paparazzi in their presence pier becomes backscratcher good riddance barnacles routine becomes holy as you are looked into eye to eye into that namaste place until you feel whale shivers in your skin peace in this place and you shift move freer smile wider whale smiles breaching the surface of your former self and walk home craving fish Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Tweet This! Share this on Google+ Get Shareaholic
  • Under Book Covers

    lori
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Gathering stories crying with strangers-turned-friends tales woven into focused collections into pages and pages calloused fingers hand crafting a shared love Book covers created with patience humor and a little, not- annoying- we-hope, self-awareness. Blurbs too. Ridiculous amounts of time pondering fonts Then off she goes on toddering legs out into the big wide world equal parts confidence and hesitance amazing, charming, and landing, ultimately, on her pampered behind adored by a clapping family ignored by everyone else. Peace gets made with this. Sort of. Popularity contests are for high…
  • Curiosity

    lori
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:16 am
    I wonder, do you wonder? about monsters mystery mayhem magic and real life Go on wondering searching Adventure! and opening with the fear Then I’m shaking stumbling completely lost and moving maybe? ahead Foggy, feeling, thinking, and then not thinking just testing it out We play around with guessing messing up and goose bumps in the night Now I’m really trying falling failing flailing angrily, then more humbly, trying again Just jumped back freaking out and found some laughter within Sneaky When did I accept open eyes hands that tremble a heart alive in my throat and all that…
 
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  • Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

    Maya Townsend
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    We know that networks exist. But what we haven’t known until recently is how to work with them. A new article helps leaders understand just how to do so. The new NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change features thirty-four chapters designed to help leaders and practitioners bring about meaningful change in organizations. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks Critical connectors:…
  • Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

    Maya Townsend
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image from wikimedia.com. This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadershipbuilding a compelling business caseembedding change, and meaningful employee participation “I’ll tell you how communication really works around here,” the data architect told me over coffee. “Jeff, Susan, and Ramesh make a decision. I play video games with Jeff during lunch and get the scoop. Then I tell the other architects.” Jeff successfully found the key to getting information in this organization: work through the network, not through the…
  • The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet

    Maya Townsend
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet Often, the hardest part of networking is getting started. Here’s a manageable way to change your perspective and begin building fruitful relationships in the next 30 days. You have one month to land financing. Or recruit a mission-critical hire. Or find a new position. Whatever the deadline, you need to build relationships, you need to do it fast, and you need to do it right. This cheat sheet tells you how with a 30-day plan. To read the rest of this post, which just went live on Inc.com, click here: The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet. The post The…
  • Collaborating Across Borders: Five Keys to Creating Powerful Partnerships

    Maya Townsend
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:36 am
    Collaborating across borders. If this dog and cat can do it, so can we. Image by Hannah W on flickr. Several weeks ago, a distraught vice president called. His organization had just been restructured and he had just received ownership for two new divisions. He needed to integrate the new divisions quickly and help them collaborate with his existing organization. The problem was that he had inherited a group of people who didn’t understand why the change had happened. They were struggling to comprehend why they should redesign their processes to accommodate the new organization chart. In…
  • Networking for Dummies: 4 Habits Your Contacts Hate

    Maya Townsend
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    Networking for Dummies: 4 Habits Your Contacts Hate Networking not working? Here are four common sins, and suggestions for mending your ways before another valuable connection is lost. I attend a lot of networking events–so many that I can now spot a disingenuous, disinterested, unsuccessful networker from across the room. And I’m not alone in my avoidance of those people. Here are four common networking mistakes, and strategies for making more meaningful connections moving forward. To read the rest of this post, which just went live on Inc.com, click here: Networking for Dummies:…
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