Musings

From Slip-Up to Shared Learning

“I’m never wrong. I thought I was once, but I was mistaken.”  – Lucy Van Pelt  We all make mistakes and, hopefully, we all learn from them. Here are some non-threatening and productive ways to institutionalize learning from our mistakes in the workplace. Mistake of the Month – At staff meetings, have employees share stories of 

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Business Blogs Continue More and Less: One Blogger’s Perspective

I was an early adopter of business blogging, despite my usual hesitation to embrace new media. After much trepidation, I launched this blog in 2005 to help managers engage employees and customers with internal marketing. As I start my 10th year writing this blog and reading others, here’s my take on how business blogging has evolved. 

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Goodbye Wonderful Summer, Hello Exciting Fall

This was definitely an A+ summer … my best ever because I: spent quality time with family & friends celebrated a milestone birthday experienced a magical first visit to Ireland enjoyed cheering on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, my favorite minor league baseball team watched thrilling races in the “concrete crater” (velodrome) at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center 

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Summer Blog Break 2013

School’s out for summer, and the same goes for this blogger. With lighter blog traffic this time of year, I’m going to take a breather from content marketing and allow myself to relax a bit. I’m still working, however: taking care of my clients and continuing my professional and business development. I’ll also continue to stay 

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Nonprofit Start Ups: Why Passion for the Mission Isn’t Enough

A corporate community relations professional lamented about a recent request she received from someone who wants to start a nonprofit. The passion is there, she told me, but little consideration for the scope of resources, structure, and process needed to sustain a successful organization. A few days later I spoke with a woman who runs 

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