LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

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To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. To me, LinkedIn is a professional network / contact management arena and if you are using it to supply graphics of “what word do you see first” or “enter your email in […]

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

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It didn’t start with a tweet. It started while I was on stage moderating an open forum panel in front of 220 people with five executives. I asked a question, “how do you manage all of your priorities between work, family, friends, fun and health?” The answers on stage were honest, authentic and inspiring. But […]

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

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“Who can think without horror of what another widespread war would mean, waged as it would be with all the new weapons of mass destruction.” Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Gordon Lang, December, 1937 London Times newspaper The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’. But today, […]

Redefining the Social Employee

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Back in the day, and by day I’m referring to PI (pre-Internet), the social employee was someone who knew how to network, to dialogue and to get things done without the aid of online systems or tools. Remember Sally? She knew everyone and anyone who she met in the elevator. In the cafeteria there wasn’t […]

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

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On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. Close to 1800 people received this email. Its overarching intent was to ‘ask’ for their support. (click here to read it) As some of you might know, I recently published my first book. Excited doesn’t begin to […]