Monthly Archives: March 2012

What’s it worth?

If social tools and practices can fundamentally change how we work, how much is that worth? As a starting point, I estimate the top 4 US banks alone can use social business efforts to realize an extra $5 billion of … Continue reading

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The best way to implement social tools & practices

If you want to change how large companies work – if you want to eliminate all the waste you know is there while uncovering more commercial opportunities – you can learn a lot from the founder of a Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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3 lessons from a forced career change

“We’re going to make a change.” I heard those words a few years ago, just before bonus time. And that short conversation made me realize how little control I had over my career. How I was too dependent on my … Continue reading

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Collaboration: are you an Eagle or a Rattler?

In most firms, we divide people into distinct groups, set up systems that foster internal competition (like rating people on a curve), and are dismayed at the lack of teamwork across the company. An experiment from a boys’ camp in … Continue reading

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On presenting well

Many of us have seen good presentations. Just not at work. In your career, you might sit through 10,000 presentations and most of them will be dreadful. And you may be guilty of some of those. But it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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