In a world that rejects accountability and rules, this word is often associated with negativity. But if we own our purpose, obedience is a positive choice: using our will to choose to do the hard work ahead of us to pursue that purpose, that calling in a disciplined and accountable way. In my life I … Continue reading Life Lesson #27: Obedience
By Adrienne Corn I went to a local start-up conference this week called 36|86. (Not sure why it is called that, I risk being unhip and ask. Turns out it is the longitude/latitude of Nashville. Catchy, hey?) I go because I have a relatively new company and I am interested in perspectives/resources and meeting people who have perspectives … Continue reading Start-Up Conference Stand-Off: When those who could help you can’t help themselves. Or “When #3686South went, er, South”. Or “Redeemed at (the very) Last”.
I work in the field traditionally known as HR. I call it HT, for human talent, as I’m pretty sure that we have moved away from an era of considering people as resources–the same word we might use to describe the copier or computer. In HT, we often discuss people’s experiences in relation to employment: What … Continue reading What’s the YOU experience?
I think we have a scary epidemic on our hands. It seems that youth isn’t the only thing we are culturally obsessed with. And while the youth focus has bled it’s way into the medical field (hello Botox) and the office (hire the young guy! The kids understand the new technology!), I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading Less Drama. More Substance.
No one will meet with me today after I let them know that I have strep. You can’t tell I have it because I’m asymptomatic. I’m a “carrier”, which means that while I have the illness, I don’t experience the nasty effects–but am still contagious and can give the illness to others. I like to … Continue reading The Consequences of Transparency (or Ruminations While Sick)
It’s tough out there. The economy is still struggling, which means that businesses are still struggling, which means people are still worrying about getting or keeping their jobs. If you happen to be one of these people, I have a few things, well, really only ONE THING you should know this year. Okay, so let … Continue reading ONE Thing YOU Should Know for 2013
Over two years ago I started to really talk to people about social media and their job search. It’s funny how things change in two years. Then, people just looked at me like I was a bit daft. Now, people are finally ready to engage social media for job seeking. I know this in part … Continue reading Job Seekers Alert: Your Networking Scope is Greater Than You Think
Most companies seek the “Good to Great” scenario–improving upon their current performance. Still, sometimes things go wrong–and they become teachable moments, touch points for future excellence. The following scenario should be one of them–a story of how things went awry and SNAP! Just like that, a business has someone ranting about them on a blog post. And if the ranters are valued customers, that’s not good. In my case, the customer service meltdown occurred at the heart of where hotels interface with customers: the front desk. Continue reading Business Beware: A Social Media Cautionary Tale
Social Media Research: Does social media information reflect people’s true identity?
If you’re in marketing, advertising or human resources, you should CARE whether social media information is real or just another online persona.
Some of the first quantitative research available that examines social media and identity, the results of this survey will tell you: http://xeeurl.com/A01825 Continue reading Survey Says: Does Social Media Info Reflect Identity?