Interlocutors of 2012 (the goats are better for it)

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Do you recall what an interlocutor is? I wrote about it at the beginning of 2012 and here we are, the last post of mine for the year, and I’m back yapping about it again. Were you an interlocutor in 2012? I hope so or I’m going to come crashing through whatever technology device you’re […]

Give Piece a Chance

The important part

A truly collaborative organization will become a productive force to behold when contribution, in its many different forms, becomes the de facto behaviour of everyone. Give Piece a Chance. To be more specific, give a piece of content, a piece of feedback, a piece of knowledge, a piece of your experience a chance. You have wisdom. You have […]

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

World connection in blue

Are you a tweet king or a pretty thing? The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Micro-blogging — to truly become effective whether personally or organizationally — ought to become both a personal and an organizational habit. “Habit refers to […]

Whose Your Brian Reid?

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Being an interlocutor doesn’t take much. Being present in someone’s life despite geographical distance is as easy as you mentally make it. Let me introduce you to Brian Reid. (@number1brian) In the winter of 1997, Denise and I made the decision to move to Ottawa, Ontario. Our car was packed by June as we headed […]

Dan’s Personal 2012 Goals

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I’m not exactly a religious guy, in fact, I’d probably argue that I’m a “Cafeteria Catholic” (oh, the blasphemy) but I’ve nonetheless always remembered a Mother Theresa quotation: Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. As a leader of people for many years now, I hope my colleagues (former and current) […]