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

Another way for leaders to view The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle, popularized by Simon Sinek in his book Start With Why and this TED talk, has become a simple-but-awesome framework for evaluating the relationship between why, how, and what. In my favorite example of his, he points out that […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Leadership, Think about this|0 Comments

7 ways to jumpstart creativity, dot-connecting, and perspective pivots

You see the world in a different way. It’s baked into you. It’s your unique advantage. It’s what will help turn people’s heads with your interestingness, and help you be someone they want to keep following once you have their […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Do this, Think about this|0 Comments

The Connectorship Angle – Interview with Michael Santarcangelo (@catalyst)

Michael Santarcangelo (@catalyst) is the real deal. You may find him on the web talking about technology security, but in this show you’ll also hear about his background (non-technical!) and why he thinks we need to take the friction out […]

One thing all connectors should consider when publishing content

For all of history one measure of value was how long something would last.. Persistence.

Goods were valued for their durability. Currency was, too. People sought to improve how long food was around and available. Even one’s personal legacy smacks of this […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Think about this, Time|0 Comments

5 skills for connectors who influence through teaching

Teaching is a critical element of relationship, being valuably useful, and being sticky. Most teaching, however, isn’t formal (here are the learning objectives), it’s informal.

Don’t “do teaching,” be a teacher

Tasks are something you do. You block out time, and then […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Do this|0 Comments

Why perfect knowledge is a myth. And a perfect opportunity for you

One promise of a “big data” world is that we’ll have a chance to know more, make better decisions, market better, know or our learners better, and solve world hunger at the same time.

But dare I say that there’s a […]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Think about this|0 Comments