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Seth's Blog: Two people you might need in your professional life

Seth's Blog: Two people you might need in your professional life | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
An agonist. While an antagonist blocks an action, the agonist causes it to happen. Even more than a muse, a professional agonist might be exactly what you need to provoke your best work. And of course, a procrastinatrix.
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Seth's Blog: What's it for?

Seth's Blog: What's it for? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
If, seventy years ago, you asked Henry Luce, "What is Time magazine for?" he'd probably talk about setting society's agenda, capturing the attention of the educated and powerful and most of all, delivering the best weekly news package he could....
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Social Media: Sometimes, Silence is Best

Social Media: Sometimes, Silence is Best | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I read an article titled "Stop Saying What You're Not Going To Do" a while back and it really struck a chord with me.

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My TEDx Talk: Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, Do What You Love…

My TEDx Talk: Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, Do What You Love… | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I’m extremely excited to share with you a talk I gave as part of TEDx here in Asheville a little over a month ago.
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workplace MOJO » Your Team Needs You

workplace MOJO » Your Team Needs You | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Very few people, if they’re honest, enjoy going to work every day in an environment filled with distrust, political maneuvering, and so many of the other ugly things that characterize too many groups and organizations. And most folks, if you ask them, would say they wish things were different where they work. In fact, a recent Gallup poll suggests that up to 77% of individuals said they were miserable in their jobs.

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Barbara Corcoran: How to Build a Business

Barbara Corcoran: How to Build a Business | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
A simple and effective formula.
Without being particularly skilled in math or finances, Corcoran found her own methods to bring forward her business.

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K2 | The powerful content extension for Joomla! developed by JoomlaWorks

K2 | The powerful content extension for Joomla! developed by JoomlaWorks | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
K2 is the popular, powerful and awarded content extension for Joomla! with CCK-like features developed by JoomlaWorks, makers of fine Joomla! extensions since 2006.
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Slideshare Infographic: The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing

Slideshare Infographic: The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

More on SlideShare!

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:22 PM

This is eye opening, thanks Amy!

David Hain's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:39 AM

I think Slideshare is just a great knowledge and collaboration tool, getting better as time goes on.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:39 PM

From the article:  "Data collected by ComScore and presented in this infographic reveals SlideShare has 5 times more traffic from business owners than Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn(which now owns SlideShare)." ~ Deb

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

The inspiration for this post came from a blog post on Social Media Today that categorized 3 social media sins companies routinely make that waste time and money. The more I thought about it, the more I realized there are many more ways that companies waste money.

 

Here are 7 sins that are deadly, if only to your business’s bank account:


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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:55 AM

You may have heard it before, but worth reading....

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You may have heard it before, but worth reading...

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Phil Taylor - Joomla Expert & PHP Developer

Phil Taylor - Joomla Expert & PHP Developer | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The homepage of Phil Taylor, the Joomla Expert and PHP Applications Developer
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Seth's Blog: Four reasons your version of better might not be enough

Seth's Blog: Four reasons your version of better might not be enough | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I might not know about your better, because the world is so noisy I can't hear you. I might not believe it's better, because, hey, people spin and exaggerate and lie. Proof is only useful if it leads to belief....
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Basecamp Public Projects: An inside look at how 37signals uses Basecamp.

Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.
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The Power of Concentration

The Power of Concentration | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot from the way Sherlock Holmes trains his mind.

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Christine Heine's comment, January 4, 2013 5:42 AM
A good reminder about the power of simplicity of mind and spirit. In our hectic day-to-day, paring down to the simple task of peaceful exercise of meditation, can prove to be the "reboot" that we can all benefit from.
Ricard Lloria's comment, January 6, 2013 4:21 PM
Very practical addition to the groundswell for mindfulness - it's about impulse control and emotional intelligence as well as spirituality. the same like David, the mind right set it so interested post
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How a Well-Thought Out Leadership Strategy Creates Better Cultures

How a Well-Thought Out Leadership Strategy Creates Better Cultures | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The culture in any company is created by the intelligent and thoughtful management of the organization.

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What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders

What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Coaching Leaders - (RT @talking4good: Great introduction to #AI (appreciative inquiry) http://t.co/ZaODJjuA #coaching #change)

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David Hain's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:02 AM

A change framework for our times!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 4, 2013 7:29 AM

I am a big fan of Appreciative Inquiry, great scoop David!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:57 PM

Great post on Appreciative Inquiry: what it is, how it works, why it works... Check also the resources at the end.

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.Get the latest blog articles on...

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No Excuses: Go Nomadic - How To Become a Full-Time Traveler Series | Technomadia

No Excuses: Go Nomadic - How To Become a Full-Time Traveler Series | Technomadia | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Want to travel full time as a nomad? This series addresses the logistics of perpetual nomadic travel - jobs, careers, mail, banking, pets, family, community, healthcare and more.
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workplace MOJO » Servant Leaders: Valuing People

workplace MOJO » Servant Leaders: Valuing People | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Like many of you, I’ve had the “pleasure” of working for a boss or executive who seemed to enjoy reminding me how “in charge” they were. Like many of you, I didn’t enjoy it.

On the other hand, servant-leaders place enormous value on people and their inherent humanity. They seek to foster collaboration, understanding, mutual respect (crazy, I know), and wholeness, both within themselves and others.

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Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche

Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
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Semantic Society's comment, January 15, 2013 9:08 PM
I'm glad I read this article. I hadn't thought about the value of roundup blog articles.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:44 PM

The 5 reasons are:
1. You want to be the main resources in your niche.
2.You want your blog to rank in search results for particular keywords.

3. Your audience wants to know your thoughts on a particular topic.

4. The last time the topic was covered was so long ago, it’s out of date.5. You could get listed in a roundup post about a particular topic.

 

GO!!! CURATE

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 16, 2013 11:45 PM

This article provides a frame work tha you can use to model your curation strategies around.I saved a copy of this for future reference Give it a look!...

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Dionysopoulos.me - K2 meets JCE 2.0 - love at first... site!

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Awesome extension to link to K2 articles using JCE.

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10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:52 AM

(From the article): Before you speak, spend more time considering how employees will think and feel than you do evaluating whether the decision makes objective sense. You can easily recover from a mistake made because of faulty data or inaccurate projections.

 

You'll never recover from the damage you inflict on an employee's self-esteem.

 

Be quiet until you know exactly what to say--and exactly what affect your words will have.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:53 AM

(From the article): Before you speak, spend more time considering how employees will think and feel than you do evaluating whether the decision makes objective sense. You can easily recover from a mistake made because of faulty data or inaccurate projections.

 

You'll never recover from the damage you inflict on an employee's self-esteem.

 

Be quiet until you know exactly what to say--and exactly what affect your words will have.

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How Social Media Can Spur Organizational Transformation

How Social Media Can Spur Organizational Transformation | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Executives for the most part don’t get social media. But it’s not their fault. After all, many corporate execs don’t even read their own email – how are they expected to realize the benefits of new platforms if many don’t use them personally?


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From the article: "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is no stranger to the power of social media. At Dreamforce 2012, his company’s annual user conference, Benioff said that this “social revolution” is already giving way to a “trust revolution.” He cited a recent IBM’s survey of CEOs that found that in order to earn trust, it takes resolve inside and outside the organization. Social media isn’t very social at all if all you do is broadcast messages at people."

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:38 AM

(From the article): This is more than social media marketing. Social media is impacting customer and employee behavior and it is forcing businesses to adapt. Now is the time to get serious about social and put your business fully on the path to becoming a socially connected enterprise. Remember, social media isn’t changing the world because it gives businesses a new way to market at or talk to people. Social media is transformative because it changes the way the world communicates and connects. You must do the same in order to not just react, but lead customer experiences and relationships in the future.

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Seth's Blog: Who goes first?

Seth's Blog: Who goes first? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Initiating a project, a blog, a wikipedia article, a family journey--these are things that don't come naturally to many people. The challenge is in initiating something even when you're not putatively in charge.
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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Insight from John Kotter about the difference between leadership and management.

 

The mistakes people make on the issue are threefold:

 

Mistake #1: People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.

 

Mistake #2: People use the term "leadership" to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization "management." And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.

 

Mistake #3: People often think of "leadership" in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:29 PM

Thank YOU!

David Hain's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:37 AM

Lots of good sense.

Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:42 AM

Really clear, short article from John Kotter.  The 3 mistakes highlighted have caused enormous amount of damage, particularly the 3rd mistake, thinking of leadership in terms of personality characteristics.

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Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 - Forbes

Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 - Forbes | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Will you reach new heights in 2013?(Photo credit: brewbooks) The New Year is a great opportunity to reset your leadership aspirations.  While we step back to think about taking our organizations to higher levels each year, rarely do we step back with...

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Students Elective Course's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:56 AM

Great simple 6 questions which may change a lot in the way you lead and act at work.

Students Elective Course's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:56 AM

Great 6 questions, quite simple, that can change your management style.

ratzelster's curator insight, June 24, 2013 1:33 PM

Where do you stand on your New Year's resolutions to do a more effective job of leading?  Check out this January 1st kind of article and see if you need to put more punch into your summer re-tooling plans!