Are you transforming your business into a social business? It starts from the inside out. You have to take a look at everything from leadership, operations, communications, collaboration, culture, training, etc. It’s not an easy task, it takes on widespread change to evolve into a social business.
Old mindsets and methods are gone – they are out of date and it’s time to take on a full culture shift. The question: are you ready?
If you are, here are a few ways to get started:
1. Mobilize: Mobilize an experienced team (Awesome if it is diverse) that can research, design, implement, and manage a social media plan that has vision.
2. Understand: Research and analyze all the elements needed for the effort to work.
3. Design: Generate and test viable social business options and select best option as a team. Remember, you have to get the vision right and be relevant to your audience and their emotional needs.
4. Implement: After you’ve mobilized the team, understood the elements, and designed the model, go to town and implement that thing. Also, make sure that your colleagues are on board with your conquest or everything could fail.
5. Manage: Manage specific metrics that benefit the whole organization. Prove to everyone in the company that by being a social business everyone wins.
Now it’s up to you, you can decide to transform your organization or you can decide to be run over by the companies that do decide to transform.
What’s it going to be?
Are you leading a creative life or just sucking air?
If someone looked at you from the outside what would they say, “wow that dudes life sucks?”. Maybe, just maybe it’s time to ditch this life for a sweet creative one? Think about it. And until then, check out this awesome guide to making your inner genius your greatest asset on the job by Jason Fiefer of Fast Company. You can Follow Jason Feifer @heyfeifer and @fastcompany on Twitter too!
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Now go and get your creative on!
It’s time to persevere, and there is no better time than now. Why? Well, let me quick tell you why. The new year is just around the corner and it’s time that we rid all challenges, difficulties, and any past failures and move forward with a positive attitude and outlook on the future.
Today, around the world there are thousands if not millions of innovative leaders that are struggling to do good, meaningful work in a time of overbearing bureaucracy, horrible leadership, and non stop failing solutions.
If you look around, you will see that everyone is working harder, and in most cases, in greater isolation than ever before.
Between the fast pace of work and life, family, balance, and the fear and anxiety, it is becoming almost impossible to have the energy and enthusiasm to keep going. However, this also means that everyone must stand up, brush off the years of good efforts that have been taken away by events beyond our control, and lets continue our efforts to do and achieve great things despite all difficulties, and failures.
What do you say? Let’s go!
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Are you one of those people who jump out of bed at the last-minute, rush to get ready, and then you’re out the door to a busy day of work? What effects does operating this way have on your life (Have you even thought about this)? Do you ever feel like you’re missing something and if you just slowed down a bit you just might find it?
For as long as I can remember, I would sleep till the last-minute, hurry up and get ready, and then run out the door on my way to where I needed to be. I would forget things, spill all over my shirt, run into something, the list goes on – you know what I’m talking about.
I did this for years (you might be living this way) until I realized that there was a better way to start off my day and the results were totally worth it!
Here is how I start off my day:
1. Pray and mediate: I Thank God for my faith, my family, my friends, and all the wonderful things he has blessed me with. I ask him for wisdom, understanding, and a servant heart.
2. Love: I tell my wife how much I love her and how blessed I am to spend the rest of my life with her.
3. Exercise: I take care of my health so that I can live a long life filled with great experiences. Each morning, I will either run, cycle, stretch or lift weights.
4. Eat: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you miss it you will feel it. For me, I try to eat a healthy breakfast that can give me the energy I need to get through my day.
How are you starting off your day?
Are you an innovator or just a lame excuse maker? Earlier this week, Mitch Ditoff posted an awesome blog titled ” The 100 Lame Excuses for Not Innovating”. After reading through the ENTIRE list, it made me realize how often I hear these excuses from friends, family, companies, and everyone in between.
How about this? I challenge you to take a look at the list (All the way through) and see what excuses are currently holding you back from innovating and ultimately making something happen.