When most of us go to work, we live in two places at the same time. One is the brick and mortar building where we find offices, information, and work processes. The other is the realm of people, relationships, and conversation.
One is a structure; the other is social.
This is a really helpful way to think about presentations.For that matter, it's a pretty good way to think about all of your interactions. If you want your information to be absorbed and accepted, you have to develop a relationship with the people who are with you.
You have the ability to teach, guide, influence, activate, catalyze, transform, elevate, and make deeper connections every time you enter this space, but only if you are willing to make the following Habitudes a priority...
This is why internet successes fade. This is why amateur salespeople so often fail to become professionals. This is why one-off sports analogy stories make no sense. Successful at the beginning blinds us to the opportunity to get really good instead of merely coasting.
Renee Charney offers leadership coaching and organizational consulting to executives, leaders and teams seeking to get clear about how to make decisions that create the most impact for their lives and work.
Some of the most exciting and rewarding sessions I delivered this year were the ones I facilitated with sixth graders at a local school.
During the sessions, follow-up conversations, meetings and graduation, I was intrigued by many of the comments made by the students as they shared their views on leadership. I made it a point to capture some of their most meaningful observations.
Here are a few priceless comments from these wise leaders:
~Leadership is doing something special or hard
~Seeing the best in others instead of being mean
~Keep in mind a person’s strengths even when they make me mad
~If I am wrong, I learn something
~Social responsibility is being loyal to your friends
~Leadership is getting things done and having fun
~Doing my best work and being OK when I am not at my best
An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources, particularly visual content. These applications make it easy to collect and post disparate bits of content, providing visual groupings at a glance that can reveal important patterns. In academic settings, they can facilitate more visual thinking and discussion among students while providing a means to share collections of online content.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
Effective leaders often say they prefer to earn employees’ respect than to befriend them. The test comes when these bosses need to dish out criticism.
If you want to be liked by employees, you may muzzle your critical feedback for fear that they will take it the wrong way. It’s easier to keep quiet or drop indirect hints rather than come right out and say, “Let’s discuss how your performance needs to improve.”
To express criticism that sinks in, take these steps:
Eyeballs make for good business. The more eyeballs you have on your, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites the greater the potential customer base.
Aromatologist Gillian Parkinson gets up to 50% of traffic to her website thanks to social media, which she dedicates time to daily. Parkinson has two different business personas active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. One for her Le'Esscience aromatherapy business and another for Tinkture, which sells tattoo aftercare products.
Le'Esscience gets 50% of its traffic from social media, says Parkinson, and Tinkture, attracts 42% of traffic from the same source.
Parkinson says her success in social media marketing is down to her philosophy of "sharing and caring". "It is not about tell and sell," she says. "I get fantastic feedback about what I am sharing and telling. It is a natural sell (from there)."