A few (or 6) ways to capture creative ideas

I was chatting with a group of community managers last week in the Community Manager Hangout hosted by Tim McDonald and the topic of creativity came up.  We discussed whether or not you had to be creative as a community manager and also where the best content ideas come from.  Everyone had some great tips and [...]

My 3 Words for 2012

I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions, but a recent newsletter from Chris Brogan inspired me to pick and write about 3 words that will define my 2012. For more information, check out Chris’s post here. These are my words: Serve. Sell. Execute. Serve – I will share my learned knowledge with anyone I [...]

Entrepreneur Survival Guide – Are you an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur might be in your blood. Maybe you lost a great job during the recent recession and started working contracts.  Quite possibly you needed a change from a company that was suffering or not managed well through the downfall.  Perhaps being an entrepreneur was something you’ve always wanted to do.  Then, there’s always [...]

Best practices – Best in class

“It’s magical.” This is the phrase we find ourselves using when aspects of reality seem to be manipulated – when something unbelievable happens.  This is the best way I can describe the People Report and Black Box Intelligence Best Practices Conference that I recently attended.  Here’s some of the magical elements that made this conference spectacular. Team Building [...]

I'll take creativity for a dollar

According to wikipedia – Creativity is the ability to generate innovative ideas and manifest them from thought into reality. The process of creation was left to God (and other deities in other religions).  Alot of talk recently has led me to the belief that the overall word “creativity” has been become to vague;  however, I’ll [...]

5 things you need to be doing right now

In my previous post, Ideas colliding in the ether need an idea coach, I ended telling you to stop dreaming and start doing.   I hope this inspired at least a few of you to jump start your ideas.  For the rest of you, who still haven’t acted on at least one thing last week, here’s [...]