building social empire

Building Your Social Empire One Employee at a Time​

Social networking has created a disruption in the way business operates. The question now is not whether your company needs to adapt, but how? In order to have a socially competent enterprise, you must build it. According to a recent Microsoft survey of global, corporate employees, 68% are using social tools for communicating with colleagues. […] Read moreRead More»

An Overture on Connection

There’s connection. And then there’s CONNECTION. Deep, stirring, spine-tingling connection. When I listen to you speak, and I feel so profoundly invigorated by your personal energy. When I am suddenly eager to move mountains to support your ideals. When I don’t want the encounter with you to end. That’s CONNECTION. No, this is not an essay on love. […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Commitment: A Recipe for Peak Performance

  For today’s employee, being part of something special and making a difference in the world is much more important than the rewards sought by yesterday’s “me” generation. Employees of this new breed want to work for an organization they can feel proud of — one that contributes back to society; an organization that has […] Read moreRead More»

Leadership: Shift from Straight On to Straight Up

Despite all the focus on employee engagement today, there are leaders who continue to act with the do it my way mindset. I see it in all size businesses from the well known Fortune 500 to the lesser known 20 million dollar privately owned companies. As I speak with these leaders, it is clear they […] Read moreRead More»

Changes Today Influencing Tomorrow’s Organizations

To  say that businesses face and are experiencing massive change is a bit cliché any more. Businesses today don’t know anything different when it comes to responding to the forces causing transformational changes – it’s becoming business as usual. Despite the ubiquity of transformational changes, it isn’t any easier to respond and go through them. […] Read moreRead More»

Leadership in the Transformation Decade

  In a column I wrote on 01-01-10 – interesting digital date- I called 2010-2020 the Transformation Decade.  Not only did that blog post blow up in the blogosphere and Twitter, the underlying concept of it has become a highly useful metaphor for leadership in the years since.  When leading corporate retreats or speaking to groups […] Read moreRead More»

Casting a BOLD Vision

Last week we had the great pleasure of hosting a small mini-series to address the beginning of the New Year and compile resources to encourage reflection, cast a vision, and inspire action. In sum, this was quite the inspirational series and if you missed it, please be sure to go back and read the penned […] Read moreRead More»

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