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April 29, 2011

Developing Digital World Skills | Use your social networks effectively

Most of us are connected via at least one social network.  Whether it is Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or if we are leveraging the social aspects of our Google account, chances are you have a profile. However with all the opportunities for connection, few of us are truly leveraging them to their fullest potential.  Here is  …

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April 27, 2011

Developing Digital World Skills | Improve your ability to present

Last week, I posted on presenting visually as a digital world survival skill, but it goes beyond that.  In a world filled with data deluge, the ability to connect is vital. If the communication skill needed in an oral world was storytelling; in a print world, the ability to craft prose; in a broadcast world,  …

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April 25, 2011

Developing Digital World Skills | Mastering your Handheld device

Probably the most significant thing about the explosion of handheld devices is the convergence of technology.  While I used to travel with multiple small devices (alarm clock, phone, daytimer, camera, etc), it is now in a single piece of   technology. One thing you can do to improve your literacy in a digital world is to  …

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April 22, 2011

7 Deadly Innovation Killers

Tradition – once upon a time this is how someone decided it should be done (otherwise known as NIMBY – not in my back yard). The Status Quo – change may upset the primal forces of nature and then everybody dies. Root-bound – no room for anything new or the chance to transplant anything (the  …

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April 20, 2011

Leader Fatigue and How to Refresh

Dr. Theresa Welbourne, asks the seldom asked question, “…what about leader energy and engagement?”  She wrote this a few years ago but as I’m traveling and coaching leadership teams current economic pressures, reduced staff, a focus on short-term survival and general uncertainty have taken its toll on leaders.  She opens her blog, Energize Leaders, with  …

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April 18, 2011

Digital World Survival Skills | Get better at visual communication

The thing about visual communication is that few people do it truly well.  And PowerPoints are notoriously BAD. While there are other communications tools out there such as MediaShout or Prezi, the reality is that for visual communication offline, PowerPoint remains a dominant tool. And in a digital world, knowing how to communicate visually is  …

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April 15, 2011

A story of alignment…

I picked up the Washington Post last week when I was traveling, and ran across an article by Liz Clarke.  The text read as follows… “HOUSTON — The Connecticut Huskies will take the court at Reliant Stadium for Monday’s NCAA championship game with a Hall of Fame coach in Jim Calhoun, a surefire first-round NBA  …

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April 13, 2011

Everyone can improve…

In Garr Reynolds book, the Naked Presenter, he makes the point that everyone can improve. Reynolds tells the story of Bill Gates beginning presentations. He quotes Apple CEO Gil Amelio in 1998 saying that Gates “does not take well to standing at the podium.” Early presentations were content-dense with a high degree of bullet points.  …

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April 11, 2011

Focus on the 5%

Gallup provides an assessment called Strengthsfinders that helps people find their unique capabilities. Its not a psychological test but one of talents. When you take the assessment you receive your top five talents (out of 34). These are your difference makers. You are one in 33 million. Our company’s observation is that 85% of what  …

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April 8, 2011

The beauty and power of context

We’re moving out of an age of reason tied to abstract data and into a time of immersive understand with context rich data. Watch this video and think of what you might see if your data now had time, location, duration, volume and whatever other variable you can think of represented in a dynamic graphical  …

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