We’ll be having two shows on BlogTalkRadio this week. One special show this afternoon at 2:00 pm Central (check your time) and our workshop on Thursday morning at 6:30 AM Central (check your time).
Today, we’ll be talking with two business leaders who have an abundance of special knowledge and contagious enthusiasm. Melynda DeCarlo and Tammy Rogers are the founders
and of the The Meyvn Group, an Iowa-based organizational development company.
Thursday morning’s workshop is titled It’s a Web Site, Silly and we’ll discuss why and how "blogware" is becoming a preferred content management system – and why web (under)development companies will find themselves under the train if they don’t get on board.
You can listen live right here or dial in to either show at 646-915-9903
Okay, so there’s no "dating" period in the "marriage" of an employee and employer – but there should be "engagement’ – continued, consistent and communicated.
Friend Michael Keen at Entisys pointed me to a stellar article from CIO, Get Engaged. In it, writer John Boldoni points out four ways a manager can engage with their team:
- Communicate the Difference – Be specific as to what roles each person plays and how their efforts will pay off.
- Reinvent the Job – When things become rote, job skills atrophy. Time to re-energize the troops!
- Let Them Try Their Wings – Give their ideas a chance, let people prove themselves. If the risk is not high, even a mistake could be a successful learning experience.
- Make it Pay – Find out what motivates your team. Different people may have different motivators. Reward success, Rinse, Repeat.
I can almost hear ya – "We’re too busy doing our own job!" So what to do, what to do…
Make Yourself Obsolete: A great leader will make themselves obsolete. One way to do this, is to train others (wow – that would almost hit on all four points) and delegate.
Write an Internal Blog: What – you think I’m going to skip this subject? Put a blog behind your firewall, equip your team with the feed and engage in a conversation with them. It’s a team, after all.
Make Others Greater Than Yourself: Yes, it’s a Radical Agenda, but you are a "leader", right?
Believing that Blogs are Conversation
Stations, I coach small business and
solopreneurs to use Blogs and Social Media to amplify their reach, their relationships, and their revenues.
Does Your Company?