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?
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
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.
Joe, Something I’ve been thinking about lately is the affect that our network of relationships might be having on our thinking and our point of view. Thanks to the internet and social web, information is being created and shared at a pace today that makes the head spin. The amount of content available for consumption… Continue reading Who is Shaping your Thinking?
Joe, I think we both agree that social media is an awesome force for growing your influence, social capital and general connectedness in the world at large. It’s been a great tool for both of us professionally to learn and grow. These tools allow us to harness the power of having a large network of… Continue reading Got Besty?