Original Source: 10 Difficult Employees (and How to Handle Them), Inc.
Whether your company is an early-stage start-up or a huge corporation, you’ve surely run into an employee who drives you batty. Here’s an look at of the 10 most irritating workplace characters–along with some advice on how to get them back on track.
Be honest now… which one are YOU!? READ THE FULL POST
For once in my life I’m skeptical. And for you die-hard Pinterest fans, I hope you’ll bear with me as I explain my current disinterest in Pinterest.
I can’t get my sister-in-law to interact with me on Facebook. But she freaking LOVES Pinterest. And has been trying to get me to use it for a couple of months. And given the recent chatter on Social Media Today, I finally broke down this past Saturday and joined using my Facebook account to establish my Pinterest profile. READ THE FULL POST
It’s been a loooonnng day…
I’ve spent 9+ hours working on the computer for my work job and here it is.. nearing 1AM and I’m still on the computer but now writing a blog post. My eyes are going cross-eyed and my finger tips are raw from tap-tap-tapping on the keyboard. I did take a break today, shuttling my kids around and going to dinner at Golden Corral (yes, I know), but, of course, I still checked my e-mail messages, Twitter and Facebook accounts on my TWO phones while talking school and shoveling buffet goodness into my mouth. To top it all off, I’m still wearing my kick @ss 5-inch heels. And there’s a reason why I’m doing all of this. I LOVE what I do. Aside from the shoes, does this sound familiar? READ THE FULL POST
Source: In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants
The Internet isn’t really a technology. It’s a belief system, a philosophy about the effectiveness of decentralized, bottom-up innovation. And it’s a philosophy that has begun to change how we think about creativity itself. READ THE FULL POST
You probably know me … I’m the person you met at the airport, a conference or a networking event with whom you now share common interests. I’m the former colleague, high school or college friend with whom you now keep in touch. Or better yet, I’m the one you’ve never actually met in person, yet we know each other almost as well as if we had. People ask me all of the time: how do you do it? How do you meet so many people and sustain the relationship? And why do you care to? For me, the answer isn’t that hard or complex… and it’s most certainly not based solely on the fact that I’m extremely extroverted and needy (which I am). READ THE FULL POST
An exploration of authenticity in social media and in real life.
In one of my recent social media gatherings, a group of us reflected on what it’s like to eventually meet each other in person. Someone mentioned that they find it interesting when they meet people and there is a disconnect between the online persona and the physical person. Someone that is an introvert in real life can easily become an outspoken extrovert when shielded by a monitor screen. No matter who you are, it’s always nice to bridge the online and physical connection, but it begs the question: which you is the authentic YOU? The introvert or the extrovert? The person you are putting forth in real life or the person you present to your online counterparts? And how do you choose who sees what? READ THE FULL POST