I recently travelled out of town with the man I am dating. During the trip, someone asked me why I hadn’t changed my Facebook status to “in a relationship.” Notwithstanding the giggles and eye roll that followed that question, I pondered the word “relationship.” Coincidentally, I was asked to write a guest post for Talent… Continue reading Hey Leaders – What’s Your Relationship Status?
What Does Your Network Look Like?
Recently, Jason texted me the title of a conference session he was sitting in—Social Capital: Using ONA to Unleash Potential Across an Organization. He added, “this is a good sign.” We have been thinking, talking, and writing about social capital for several years now, and while our message has always been well received on the… Continue reading What Does Your Network Look Like?
Is Your Team’s Performance Problem Really a Connection Problem?
Several years ago, while I was on the road traveling, I was moved from one office to another where I worked. I knew the change was happening and was thankful my colleagues were kind enough to move my stuff. When I got back to my office that next Monday, I had to set about the… Continue reading Is Your Team’s Performance Problem Really a Connection Problem?
Why You Need to Build Your Posse
Who you know matters. Sometimes this idea receives skeptical responses. Some folks can’t take it seriously—“We are here to work, not make friends!” Some think it’s about prioritizing popularity over performance. Some think it’s a conversation about mastering the unspoken politics of the workplace. However, who you know matters in very work-related, performance-related ways. Relationships, both… Continue reading Why You Need to Build Your Posse
Social Capital. For Introverts.
Jason and I will be heading to Detroit soon to deliver the opening keynote at the American Society of Employers 14th Annual HR Conference. We will be delivering our Social Gravity keynote, which is about relationships and networks of relationships and has been our most highly requested message for the past several years. There will… Continue reading Social Capital. For Introverts.