With the multi-gen workforce being one of the top issues facing our members (CPAs), we have been a fan of reverse mentoring and have seen great resukts when people get it right. We (at the MACPA) practice it our sleves and like these tips to keep improving the practice.
What Reid Hoffman writes in this post might be obvious to some but it's a fundamental point I see others overlook more often than not. Context is really important both in real life and on social media.
If you extend that train of thought, you realize that the topic you're addressing also changes the context. Which is why bringing curation with the right context under a topic-centric model is so important.
Collaboration is the #1 skill wanted by global CEOs according to IBM's Global Ceo Study from 2012. Don Tapscott is one of my favorites since I saw him live at an Association DigitalNow Confernce around the year 2000. He was a major influencer in our generational work and hs great book, Grown Up Digital. Also Wikinomics and MacroWikinomics are great reads.
"A client of mine is closing in on his 61st birthday – He’s a baby boomer. He’s also embarking on an amazing career journey, leaving a sort-of safe corporate job to jump back into the start-up pool. Risky?
You bet. But informing his decision is the knowledge that he is a constant learner. His participation in several online communities, including Khan Academy and P2PU, the online peer-to-peer university, is helping him sharpen technical skills he hasn’t used recently.
This work is undertaken on his own time and driven by his curiosity and the pragmatic recognition that he must do more than keep up to compete with younger generations with recent degrees."
Leaders need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.
I crashed my car recently. It was about 8 a.m. I was in a rush (what else is new?) to get to a meeting for a nonprofit I belong to. I learned how to drive in Thailand, so I’m rather proud of my driving reflexes — even pride myself on holding my own with the cab drivers in New York City. The car in front of me stopped. Unfortunately I didn’t.
The good news is that I emerged totally functional (or at least no more dysfunctional than usual). The other piece of good news is that the experience taught me some lessons on how to fail well. It taught me that we need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.
Robin Good: The Collective Action Toolkit is a downloadable PDF guide, that has been designed to help individuals living in third world communities, where it is much more difficult to form spontaneous groups that tackle specific problems, to learn techniques and methods that can aid them to get together and take action on specific issues.
"Want to figure out a way to help people in your community eat healthier? Have an idea for a small business?"
"This 72-page booklet that seeks to develop a universal framework for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to tackle big problems in their communities.
Developed over the past year, the CAT contains nary a mention of design (or brainstorming). Instead, it relies on a simple vocabulary to describe skills like building a team, carrying out research, and developing solutions."
This wonderful piece was written by Milas Page - it is inspiring, it is true and it's what's is happening to many people as a result of interacting in social media.
The author talks about the "social mindset" connecting as human beings is what gets you in the door......
Here are some highlights:
**The Social Mindset sees the value in collaboration
**The Social Mindset cares about others – be it your customers, your employees, or your partners
**The Social Mindset lays the groundwork for the importance of listening
**The Social Mindset leads you to realize you can help – therefore makes you open to helping when an opportunity arises
**The Social Mindset surrounds you with positive thinking and empowers you to realize you can make a change
What's the point, she asks? I'm quoting Milas because I couldn't have said it better..........
An interaction like the she refers to in this piece is between her and another person whom in the past she would have closed the door but social media has made her see people in a different light.
"Tirelessly one door at a time, trying to activate communities. Now an interaction like that can not only reach me, it can reach you.
Messages amplified, reach expanding.Making the human connection is what get’s you in the door."
** "Then think about the implications this has in our world, I believe it has many and it’s a good thing. Companies and people who embrace social as a mindset will change this world, one person – one cause, one workplace at a time"
How has it changed you?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Despite its increasing popularity with employees, consumers, and as a source of competitive advantage, many leaders still shy away from social media. They fear making a mistake, the lack of control, and being overwhelmed by information.
While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.
Imagine getting all of the key notes of the thought leaders in the conference pushed to you in real time. That is why we love Twitter with our conferences.
We have found twitter to be a great learning augmentation and support tool for conferences and key leanring events. We use a hashtag and then produce a tweetbook post conference and share with attendees. These community notelbooks are great to recap conferences in blog posts, share learning with people unable to attend, and extend the insights from the conferences.
Everything you need to know about management you can still learn from reading Drucker. What would he think of your business?
Tom Hood's insight:
Some things are ageless - that would be Peter Drucker. My one book would be Managing in Turbluent Times recommended by former CEO of Moss Adams and former CHair of AICPA & IFAC, Bob Bunting. Great article!
Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.