The problem with social technology solutions—even really great technology is that it's incomplete.
It's no wonder why Salesforce is making a killing!
I've seen first hand how a business will freely invest in a technology platform thinking that they have purchased a turnkey solution only to realize shortly after that they've possibly invested in the wrong solution and most definitely underestimated the other two areas which require investment:
Dickey is 37; and his path to success has not been an easy one. “Journeyman” is a term that is often used to describe players such as he; good enough to stay in the game, but not necessarily reliable enough to stick with any one team for very long.
Essentially, he reinvented himself by mastering the knuckleball – a pitch so unusual that at the moment he is the only active big-league pitcher throwing it – and this was done at considerable personal risk. Even today, after his 20 winning game season, there are whisperings that some won’t consider him for the Cy Young trophy because of the exotic nature of knuckleballers.
"There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure." Truly an inspiring words of wisdom from soccer player Kyle Rote Jr.
The way people view failure and deal with it- whether they have the ability to look past it and keep accomplishing- affects all aspects of their lives. However, that ability to look beyond failure seems very difficult to practice. Most people do not know where to start searching to do so.
Over the past few weeks I have read articles also featuring this topic on my radio show and in group discussions. Is the business plan dead? Have strategic plans taken their place? Are they one in the same? Do you even need a plan to have a successful business?
Just like in business, I believe business plans and strategic plans must transcend old school convention and be used as a catalyst for start up, growth and the revitalization of a business.
Questions are the expressive, probing language for growing others; listening is the receptive, facilitating language for growing others. These two complementary approaches form a continuous growth conversation loop.
Leaders who are helping others to grow and innovate are always trying to craft the best questions to make a difference. Here's how to ask the questions that will propel your team and your organization forward.
Some authors talk about successful innovation being the sum of idea plus execution, others talk about the importance of insight and its role in driving the creation of ideas that will be meaningful to customers, and even fewer about the role of...