Anti Social

The secret is out. The bloom is off the social media rose. Whether you're a newbie or an old salt (okay, a veteran...) the truth is now becoming apparent: social media has morphed into selling, or advertising, with very little social left. Now, I am not a social media guru - in fact, I don't … Continue reading Anti Social

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The Good We Do

Labor Day is a good time for reflection.In much of the US the weather is starting to turn (not for us - 101 today), football season has started again, and children are back in school. Much happens concurrently.And one thing that happens as well is the continuation of labor on this its day. While the … Continue reading The Good We Do

Best Blogs 29 Aug 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically and this week its all about looking … Continue reading Best Blogs 29 Aug 2014

Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week theme emerges organically and this week the power of … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Best Blogs 25 July 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection … Continue reading Best Blogs 25 July 2014

Best Blogs 11 July 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our themes emerge organically and this week our writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 11 July 2014

Virtual Joy

I'm so happy for you. My good friend Rebekka Steg is leaving one fine company, Oracle, to join another, Dropbox. And my first reaction upon hearing that was how happy I am for her, and for the people she's worked with, and will. She's the real deal Rebekka. It got me wondering about how pure … Continue reading Virtual Joy

The Thin Skin

Beware the thin skin of social media.At least twice in the last seven days I've antagonized people I actually like on #SoMe. I say at least because these are only the ones I know about. There may well be - probably are - others where people were annoyed but didn't bother to say so.At least … Continue reading The Thin Skin

Disconnected

Connect with me.Let's talk about the elephant in the room, the underside of social media. The connection factor.How and who are you really connected to?Dark AgesIn days past "networking" meant getting business cards, going to conferences, or volunteering. To do that you had to see the people you were networking with. To do that you … Continue reading Disconnected

Best Blogs 4 April 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Each week's edition develops organically and here we find risk, pretense, failure, acceptance … Continue reading Best Blogs 4 April 2014