- How to Use Communication to Establish Trust in Remote Teams by Celine Roque on GigaOm
Quote: With remote teams, we must know how to communicate effectively if we want to build long-term trust in our working relationships. We can do this by increasing our efforts in expressing our enthusiasm at the start of the project, keeping messages in a positive tone, staying focused on the task, and establishing a regular pattern of communication.
- If Julia Child Was A Management Consultant by Terry Starbucker on TerryStarbucker.com
Quote: She so loved what she was doing, and it showed. What’s more, while she was never afraid to poke fun at herself, she was always respectful to her craft, and to the process of coming up with fantastic and full flavored meals. And she could sum up her “recipe” for cooking quite succinctly:
- Unreasonable by Seth Godin on Seth’s Blog
Quote: Fortunately, the world is filled with unreasonable people. Unfortunately, you need to compete with them.
Quote: Your authentic self should be the basis of your leadership style. But, it is better to take a good hard look at who you really are before showcasing and defending everything that comes naturally. It is one thing to admire Jack Welch. But don’t kid yourself into thinking that your authentic self, unleashed in all its glory, is your key to effective leadership.
- The ROI of ROI: Does ROI Always Make Sense? By Jacob Morgan on CloudAve
Quote: I will challenge readers here to something similar, “I will admit the importance of measuring ROI if you will admit that sometimes it doesn’t make sense to invest the time and money into figuring out what the ROI is, the question is, when is that sometimes?”
- Instant IT Gratification by John Bauer on Midwest IT Survival
Quote: By “Instant IT Gratification” I mean the corporate culture where IT is expected to delivery what the business is asking for, how they are asking for it and when they want it done all without collaborative dialog. Contracts are signed without IT. Due dates are determined in advance and IT is expected to meet these deadlines without being consulted.
- If a document falls in Sharepoint, and nobody hears it… by By Michael Idinopulos on Socialtext’s Enterprise Social Software Blog
Quote: Social software adoption requires collaboration. Collaboration requires transparency. You can do all the change management and attend all the conference break-out sessions you want, but you won’t get adoption until you deliver transparency and agency.