July 2009 Posts

Corporations Who Are Blogging

If you work for a big corporation and still think that big corporations don’t blog – or that they don’t receive any benefit from blogging – then take a look at Josh Catone’s blog, “15 Companies That Really Get Corporate […]

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Women Bullies?

The media keeps reporting on the rise of women bullies in the workplace, and I’ve been following these stories with interest. There’s been a feature on “The Today Show” and an article in The New York Times, to name some […]

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Marketing Makeover for an Acupuncturist

I was lying face down with needles sticking out all over me when my acupuncturist asked my advice on how she should advertise. Like many businesses in this economy, hers seems to be a little slow. These are the marketing thoughts that crossed my mind, while she left me in the dark to let the needles do their thing.

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Social Media for Old Folks

In the past week, I’ve had two phone calls from friends asking if they could take me to lunch so I could teach them all about social media. They know they ought to get on board, but they can’t figure out where to start or how. It’s kind of like getting on an escalator as a kid, when the steps are moving away from you faster than you can figure out where to hop on.

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Agency Workflow Appeals to Gen Y

I’ve recently finished producing a press kit for a client who is releasing a new album. It is the first piece of work that I’ve done here for which I can truly say that I had my hands in every […]

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Generational Harmony: Are We Leveraging the Common Ground?

I don’t think there’s as much focus on leveraging the common ground between different generations as the fact that there are different generations. This seems like a lost opportunity as everyone tailors this and that to one generation or another. […]

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Can You Be a Super Star and a Team Player?

It’s an interesting dynamic in today’s workplace – we’re asking employees to be super stars, plus team players. Can you truly be both? Companies are asking employees to do more with less, so they’re asking for more from employees on […]

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The Origin of the Humble Leader

Which comes first – the humble leader or the humble brand? I think in the beginning, it’s the leader. But long term, it’s the brand. I believe that if you’re looking for people who lead with humility, look for them […]

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Hell Yes to Work-life Balance, from Judy Martin

I’ve just discovered Judy Martin, who seems like a kindred spirit in the area of work-life balance. She’s also an Emmy award-winning journalist with 2o years of broadcast news under her belt. She now writes and speaks about the merging of the working and living experience. Judy posted a great review yesterday of my “Hell Yes” book in her blog at Work Life Nation.

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Interview Questions That Get to the Heart of the Matter

Evaluating a candidate’s experience is far easier than figuring out if their personality makes them a good fit for the job and existing co-workers. I know, you can’t hire or promote someone just because you like them, but wouldn’t the […]

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