Gini Dietrich

How Content and Social Media Fit into a CEO’s Day

By: Gini Dietrich | November 5, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich On Sunday afternoon, I sat down to chat – via Skype video – with Dan Cristo, the co-founder of Triberr. He’s speaking at SES Chicago this week on the topic of blogging and, rather than go into a room full of people and extol his wisdom on the topic, he has collected soundbites from bloggers that he’ll show during his presentation. (A very [&hellip... Read More
Rebecca Todd

Leadership Lessons from Outer Space and Cmdr Chris Hadfield

By: Rebecca Todd | October 15, 2013 | 
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By Rebecca Todd One of my favorite science fiction authors, Robert Heinlein, always writes his male heroes with the same general stats – extraordinarily smart, handy, manly men, who are also romantic and passionate. Total swashbucklers. No wonder then that, like Lazarus Long, I find Chris Hadfield so captivating. He has the smarts of an engineer, the fearlessness of a test pilot (*ahem* Woodrow Wilson Smith), and [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Experience: The One Business Regret I Have

By: Gini Dietrich | October 10, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich Kate Finley and I were having a conversation the other day about owning a business. She asked me if I have any regrets. I thought for a minute and then told her my biggest regret is not getting more experience before going out on my own…not understanding the business side of the PR business before I ventured out. Of course, if we know [&hellip... Read More
Calvin Sellers

How Office Culture Has Changed in the Last Decade

By: Calvin Sellers | October 2, 2013 | 
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By Calvin Sellers As technology has progressed, both office culture and communication has changed dramatically. With the constant ability to in touch with coworkers, it becomes more difficult to unplug and return to daily life. As employees of all different ages and from all different backgrounds come together within an office setting, there are unique challenges that must be addressed in order to successfully maintain a [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

The Curse of Knowledge

By: Lindsay Bell | October 2, 2013 | 
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By Lindsay Bell A few years back, I dropped “Made to Stick” onto my Kobo. I’ve read it, digitally dog-eared and highlighted pages of it, and definitely won’t delete it. In the book, authors (and brothers) Dan and Chip Heath talk about the Curse of Knowledge. The Curse of Knowledge is this: Once you’ve learned something, you can’t unlearn it. More importantly however, you automatically forget [&hellip... Read More
dev

Work/Life Balance: The Cost of Always Being On

By: dev | September 19, 2013 | 
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By Jason Konopinski I have a confession: I despise business travel. As someone who values their routine, shuffling through security, subjecting myself to scans of my private bits, and wrangling itineraries and bookings just isn’t my idea of a good time. Forced downtime doesn’t jive with my personality. It’s also why I choose Amtrak for business travel over planes three to one. Free WiFi and comfortable [&hellip... Read More
Unmana Datta

Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

By: Unmana Datta | September 18, 2013 | 
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By Unmana Datta In many ways, I’m a denizen of this age. I scoff when others lament the demise of paper and print. It’s all very well to talk about the smell and feel of new books when you buy two books a year. I buy several a month, and in the good old days before handheld readers, would give away dozens of books to friends [&hellip... Read More
Maritza Diaz

Want Improved Employee Morale? Treat Them Like Clients

By: Maritza Diaz | September 9, 2013 | 
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By Maritza Diaz A recent trip to the fitness center caught me by surprise. My favorite instructor was no longer there. I was stunned. She was an amazing teacher who was well admired. Her best attribute? She treated everyone the same and with grace. She had an amazing ability to connect and quality customer service came easy to her. It made me wonder if her employer [&hellip... Read More
Jon Mikel Bailey

Business Success: The Secret Sauce is YOU!

By: Jon Mikel Bailey | September 5, 2013 | 
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By Jon-Mikel Bailey I remember when we started Wood Street. We were networking fools back then. It was 2002 so it was before social media and smartphones (although my flip-phone was still pretty sweet!). We drove – a lot. I was at one of those networking events waiting for the meeting to start. A man sat down across from me, introduced himself and then asked me [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lean In: Inspiring, Empowering, and Why You Should Read It

By: Gini Dietrich | August 29, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich Alert! Alert! Alert! This blog post is going to make some of you angry. I read “Lean In” and I wholeheartedly disagree with the criticism the book has received. My guess is most of the critics haven’t read the book or they wouldn’t have made the arguments they did. Which kind of sucks (like spin sucks), but I also understand we live in [&hellip... Read More