Working Out Loud: Week 10, The Instinct of Protection vs. The Virtue of Generosity

The Working Out Loud (WOL) Circle Guide for Week 10 is titled "Become More Systematic." As everyone in our group works to make new habits, this week provides a valuable opportunity to run through a check list of things we can be doing to strengthen our relationships and deepen our networks. In other words, we are … Continue reading Working Out Loud: Week 10, The Instinct of Protection vs. The Virtue of Generosity

Strategy, Impact and Empathy: 3 Keys to Yammer Success.

Organizations launch Yammer networks with big dreams, high hopes and lofty expectations. Yammer will put constituents within easy reach. An audience will be created. Connections will be made in ways that will make messages easy to share. Economies of scale will be achieved. Our mission will move forward, and our organization will become stronger. However, once … Continue reading Strategy, Impact and Empathy: 3 Keys to Yammer Success.

Yammer and Working Out Loud: A Mobius Strip of Mission and Functionality

It was probably during a Junior High School algebra class I first learned about the Mobius strip concept, a surface with one side and no boundry. A Mobius strip can easily be created by connecting both ends of a strip of paper together, after giving it a half turn twist. The effect is an object that before … Continue reading Yammer and Working Out Loud: A Mobius Strip of Mission and Functionality

One Perfect Song: Tears of a Clown

“Tears of a Clown” Written by Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Hank Cosby Recorded by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Released 1967 "Smokey Robinson is America's greatest living poet." Though this quote has been attributed to Bob Dylan, it has never been confirmed that our modern day Bard actually uttered these exact words. It may have been him, … Continue reading One Perfect Song: Tears of a Clown