Build a bridge or wait for them to swim to you?

Some people have nightmares about getting eaten by bears. I have them about being late, and this explains why the panic was setting in.

I was on my way to have coffee with a newly budding relationship, our third time meeting, […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Anecdotes, Think about this|0 Comments

What to do when you don’t quite remember someone’s name

Connecting isn’t always about remembering someone’s birthday and the name of their beloved golden retriever. It’s about the thin thread between you and what you do to strengthen it.

As the digital side of your life grows, it’s likely you will […]

By |June 30th, 2014|Do this, Think about this|2 Comments

How this viral #FIFA video is a risk for you

The video below is a slice of awesome. And it should also be an awesome reminder to put the gun down and back away slowly.

Watch it, and I’ll explain.

One of consequences of ever-present technology is that we catch moments that […]

By |June 14th, 2014|Think about this|0 Comments

Podcast: Terry Brock talks Google Hangouts, Klout, relationship marketing, and connectorship

Terry Brock (@terrybrock) is an award-winning speaker/trainer, co-author of Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence–and Raise Your Klout Score for Success, and former enterprise blogger for Yahoo!.

Join us for a lively discussion about “r-marketing,” building relationship […]

By |June 12th, 2014|The Connectorship Angle|0 Comments

The core measure of connectorship

Remember that one teacher that everyone wanted? Their classes filled up quickly, and you felt lucky if you managed to get in. Of course, you’ve likely experienced the opposite, too.

Why?

Why do two people who otherwise have the same knowledge radically differ […]

By |June 11th, 2014|Think about this|0 Comments

Why learning leaders need to be connectors

One old adage, perhaps almost a cliche’, is “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” 

Caring is a great start, but in today’s world, it’s more critical than ever to be a connector. And this […]

By |June 7th, 2014|Think about this|1 Comment

The four stages of growth in connectorship

As the Information Age gives way to a network-driven economy, many people are going to struggle. And while it’s rare that the new entirely replaces the old (industrialization transformed, but didn’t replace agriculture, right), it does mean that many ways […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Human Development, Think about this|0 Comments

Are you an innovator? Beware these four blindspots

Meet Shannon. She’s been with her organization a decade and absolutely loves her role in the learning and development division. Well, except for that one thing.

Shannon’s an innovator, a problem solver, a get-off-her-butt-and-figure-out-better-ways-to-do-it leader. And she’s frustrated with being underutilized.

Innovation […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Leadership, Think about this|0 Comments

Trusting the power of authenticity

The tumult left in the wake of the waning Information Age will continue to have examples of crappy people who seem to be succeeding. Power doesn’t like to let go of power.

In this world where many are struggling with deficits […]

By |May 30th, 2014|Do this, Think about this|0 Comments

The power of shaking hands online

Outside my office door I heard my office building landlord talking about me. Your ears would perk up too, right?

It was instantly obvious he was walking a potential prospect for renting an office through the building, and since I’d given notice […]

By |May 27th, 2014|Case study, Think about this|0 Comments