The Future of Work: The Opportunities & Challenges of Diversity

October 24, 2016 | Book Club

Monique Svazlian Tallon is the author of the October 2016 Social Business Book Club selection, Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership. The way we work is shifting. We see that in subtle ways and other times, in not so subtle ways. Organizations that strive toward a competitive advantage intuitively understand more

How to Help Your Team (and Yourself) Be More Agile

October 10, 2016 | Book Club

While major corporations such as AT&T are recognizing the need to create a more agile workforce1, most continue to rely on strategies designed for the mythical stable, knowable future. Whether you are leading or a member of a software development team, developing and executing your company’s sales and marketing strategy, or working in any number more

Channel Your Contagious: Steps to Build a Positive and Powerful Work Culture

September 29, 2016 | Book Club, Employee Engagement

Recently, we had the opportunity to tweet-meet with author Anese Cavanaugh of Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives. In our latest #SocBizBookClub tweetchat, we explored the topic of how to build a contagious culture starting with you. Below are key insights for you to use to fuel more

Busy, Chaos and Change Are Not Going Away – So What Will You Do about It?

September 27, 2016 | Book Club

Anese Cavanaugh is the author of the September 2016 Social Business Book Club selection, Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives. I often get asked to work with business leaders and their organizations on leadership, managing change better, slowing change down, reducing burnout, taming busy … you name more

CloseUp with Anese Cavanaugh

September 21, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Anese Cavanaugh was a keen observer of interpersonal relationships even when she was just a girl – and thinks other people are as well. In fact, she believes it’s our predilection for observation that leads us to take on other people’s moods and ideas. “I think we learn this quickly at a young age,” Anese more

For Better or Worse: You’re Contagious. Now What?

September 20, 2016 | Book Club

There’s the powerless, overwhelmed, negative, selfish and closed-off individual who chooses to let things happen to them. Then there’s the empowered, efficient, humble, curious and positive individual who intentionally chooses to take control of their life through their actions and responses to situations. It’s a matter of perspective and intent. You ultimately control how you more

CloseUp with Pamela Meyer

August 23, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Imagine a slalom skier racing down a mountain. She familiarized herself with the course and set a game plan, but now she’s scanning the terrain ahead and making split-second decisions and adjustments based on changing conditions as she flies toward each successive gate at fantastic speeds. It’s an apt metaphor for how organizations today must more

Tweetchat to Explore Impact of “The Agility Shift” for Leaders, Teams and Organizations

August 16, 2016 | Book Club

You’ve been there. That moment when the unexpected happens and your initial plans get completely altered due to a last-minute change. As a leader – whether you lead yourself, a small team or an entire organization – you have to prepare and adapt your behavior in order handle sudden changes that can have either a more

Top 12 Insights on ‘How to Discover the Power of the Influencer Economy’

August 3, 2016 | Book Club, Collaborat​ion

In our latest IBM #SocBizBookClub tweetchat, we had the opportunity to interview author and entrepreneur Ryan Williams of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share It with the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age. Throughout the interview we explored the fundamentals of an influencer economy in addition to why it’s important to more