Millions of people are spending their time on the social sites. They will out...– Liz Strauss at Successful Blog with a 12-Step Strategy to ReFit Your Blog to the Social Web in 2010
Here We Are. Now What? | Retaining Top Talent in... →
Terrence Seamon says, Let’s distill some of the chief elements of the Right Way to take care of your top talent so that they do not head for the door.
Talking Story: For 2010, with Aloha →
Aloha. Old word, as old as the Hawaiian islands. Time-honored value in theory; passed down to us from our ancestors in their kaona (storied meanings), and thus, something we refer to as “our spirit.” Can we make it remarkably real? Can Aloha become a palpable physical presence for us in the coming year, more than it’s ever been before? It can when we choose Aloha, and focus on it — Aloha…...
On the 7th Day of Christmas: Humor
Humor. What better virtue to end a year with? This comes from Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Laughter fills the holidays, and no one can tell me our ability to laugh at ourselves is not character-building and virtuous. This one is proving to be a toughie in adding to my new Flickr Gallery for these Virtues but I am not giving up! Meanwhile, the newest shot there is for...
Why Bezos Was Surprised by the Kindle's Success |... →
The Customer Is Always Right Since founding Amazon in 1994, Jeff Bezos has revolutionized retailing. Now he’s out to transform how we read.
So, so hard! But he’s right… “You’ve got to be okay with losing control.” The Greenpeace Lesson presented by Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit talking about how the web remains a level playing field.
How to Promote Your Business on Flickr | American... →
By Rohit Bhargava, author of Influential Marketing: Flickr offers one of the largest image archives and communities online and one that is often not targeted because most small businesses aren’t yet good at creating the one thing they need to have credibility in Flickr … high quality non-marketing images. This is a big deal because Flickr is not just a community of photos, it is a...
On the 6th Day of Christmas: Gratitude
Gratitude. There may be no mightier force in our lives than learning to live in thankfulness for all we are and all we have been given. An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of aloha; The breath of life within you is meant to be shared in appreciation, thankfulness, and gratitude. How is gratitude an Aloha Virtue for you? This will be the last day of work in 2009 for many: Perhaps it is a...
Twelve Resolutions on How to Be a Mensch |... →
Guy Kawasaki on Bruna Martinuzzi: Bruna Martinuzzi is an expert in leadership and presentation skills. Her latest book The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Followexplains how to become the kind of person others want to follow. Here is her list for twelve New Year’s resolutions to make you a mensch in 2010. For a bit more perspective, this is how Kawasaki defines a...
Learners Return Home for the Holidays ~ Redux |... →
The holiday season is a busy one for all of us, and we are deeply appreciative to those who took the time to post and comment here in December, keeping Joyful Jubilant Learning a Ho Ho Ho‘ohana! learning place to be. In case you missed some of these gems the first time around, we redux… this is our “Day Last” posting for December a day early :-) re·dux (rē-dŭks’) ~ adj. Brought back; returned....
10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community... →
Building strong communities is critical, hard work. I feel it’s one of the most courageous, important things each of us can do every day. We can speed up the realization of good community building ideas if we live our lives consistent with community priorities. The good news: practically every activity and every moment grants us the opportunity to practice community-minded behavior. Here are 10...
The Best of Lateral Action 2009 | Lateral Action →
Mark McGuinness: 2009 was the first full year of Lateral Action, and we’d like to say a big thank you to all our readers, guest writers and interviewees for helping us to make it a rich and varied one. So here are the highlights of the blog from the past year, as determined by a complex algorithm involving the number of comments, links, pageviews, Tweets, and raisins in the Christmas cake at...
Being a great boss is a lot tougher than it looks. I realized this a few months...– Bob Sutton: The Boss’s Journey: The Path to Simplicity and Competence
10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling | The... →
Hana hou! Great poster available.
Gwen Bell | The Four Word Comment Policy →
Sweet! This month I researched commenting policies. Thanks to Waylon, I discovered Tree Hugger’s submit button asks you to play nice. I read up on disemvowelment. I spoke my thoughts on the need for comments to be moderated (eliminated) on obituaries and tragedy stories. This research (and self-search) led me to two simple guidelines. 1. Identify yourself. 2. Contribute mindfully.
What they learn in college
… now having to do it themselves… Told my son (back to the nest for the holidays) I was going to do the laundry today, and he shocked me with his ready-to-include basket separated whites from brights, and bright colors from darks
Seth's Blog: Put a name on it →
What a great idea… a self-reckoning, really. Would you put your signature on all the decisions you make? It’s about value alignment, and taking a stand.
Find Your Strongest Life. Yes, You. | Talking... →
Want to develop a new study habit with non-fiction books? Want to simultaneously work on your strengths as you do so? Marcus Buckingham continues to write books that are very useful to his readers IF, —and this is a big ‘if’ —you’ll go the distance with taking his advice and make his book a study, not just a passing read. You must be willing, and disciplined enough, to become your own work in...
Seven Questions to Ask About Last Year | Michael... →
Very similar to what we are doing on JJL today with Learn/ Rinse/ Repeat/ Invite. Would be a great way to spend some quiet time in the coming days; perhaps as your morning pages?
Joyful Jubilant Learning | Learn/ Rinse/ Repeat/... →
When Joanna posted her visual journey this past year, she inspired me. Wasn’t it wonderful? I have always thought of myself as a visual learner, but not with the creativity she opened herself up to. A follow-up post today, including a coaching exercise.
On the 5th Day of Christmas: Wonder
Wonder. To have an inner capacity that can always make room for awe and wonder is such a blessing. To return to child-like innocence and acceptance, to be rendered speechless, and have it feel good and right, never helpless. To not have all the answers but feel it is perfectly fine not to, to just have wonder. How is wonder an Aloha Virtue for you? Have just added an image of wonder to my new...
Everything is a project, even this | Scott Berkun →
Love this. It starts: As often happens in life, when I meet people at a party or some work thing and they ask what I do, I tell them I write books. They ask what kind of books, and when I mention I wrote a book about project management they get all condescending. Why would you write a book about something as boring as project management? They ask. To which, I often say. Everything is a project. ...
Three Star Leadership Blog: What your team... →
From Wally Bock: Your team members want you to help them succeed as a team. Management books rarely mention this, but it’s important. Nobody wants to be a member of a losing team. Your team members want you to help them meet their own objectives. They want you to do things that help them grow and develop and succeed as an individual. Your team members want you to keep them safe. That means...
Journal Peek: My 2010 Strategic Planner—Goal... →
If you loved Joanna Young’s Picturing My Way Home on Joyful Jubilant Learning last week, you’ll want to add this blog to your feed reader… maybe consider her book? As for strategic planning, this is really the money quote: Over the years, I invented my own process and planner with a great deal of trial, error and more trial until I found something that worked for me. That said,...
Word-of-Mouth Without Words: Putting It to Work... →
The subtitle of this one, by Jennifer Modarelli, is “How we’re trying to Kindle Interest” and she connects her not-as-early-an-adopter status as a now-passionate Kindle reader to her agency’s use of it for their content syndication. This is accelerating my thoughts on a couple of connected Ho‘ohana Publishing projects…
On the 4th Day of Christmas: Peace
Peace. If we sow the seeds of virtue, we cultivate fertile ground for peace. If we seek to understand and not condemn, to take the high road versus get even, we uncover how alike we are much more than we are different. We all want peace. How is peace an Aloha Virtue for you? You can also see an image of peace in my new Flickr Gallery. Postscript: The series starts here: In Keeping with our...
What No One Will Tell You About The New Year |... →
Whenever you feel like you need a good ass-kicking, Dave Navarro is happy to deliver. Gotta say, he does it well.
You knew this: “Education Makes a Difference in... →
Addition to Teaching with Aloha…
Leading Blog: Managers Can (and Should) Be Leaders →
This started as a review of Managing, by Henry Mintzberg, and became a rich discussion on managing and leading in the comments. Pressed a lot of my hot buttons, and I loved this, offered up by Aric Dershem: What if we eliminate the labels on people and think about managing and leading as verbs. People to whom leadership roles have been assigned or who display leadership are able to define reality...
On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Grace
Grace. This is one of my favorite words, and oddly, because I can’t define it well. However I don’t need to, because its goodness just is. I can only wish I feel it more, experience it more, and give it more. I once heard grace called “unmerited favor” and I love that. I want to be gracious, always. How is grace an Aloha Virtue for you? Postscript: The series starts here: In Keeping with...
Create a 1-page strategic plan: Church of the... →
Ben McConnell: A strategic plan has a better chance of being successful when it’s easy to understand, easy to find, and easy to share. This earlier post (also by Ben) helpful too, in keeping your vocabulary consistent - whether you take his suggestions or use his, get your team to all speak the same language: Objectives, goals, strategies and tactics
On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality
Vitality. There is a fire that burns within us during the holidays. Give in and let it burn up any stress, replacing it with enthusiastic and eager energy. Zip. Zeal. Zest. All vitally and dynamically virtuous. How is vitality an Aloha Virtue for you? The first time I wrote about Vitality as a virtue, I was thinking about the holidays and how much energy they can stimulate for us: Well, what...
TS: Get the Gift of Learning Throughout the Year... →
A recap of all our 2009 Learning Themes: It has been quite a year, and 2010 promises to be better!
Leading Blog | Best Leadership Books of 2009 →
Michael McKinney writes a preface to his listing I concur with, yet with an added emphasis: Many “basics” for some companies are sacred cows in disguise, and we need more reinvention versus less. His introduction to a fine reading list: As we reflect on the year 2009 – the financial crisis and the accompanying recession – we know that out of the chaos, we must relearn some basics and...
Most sadhus, or holy men, in India have had careers and families, but toward the...– via O Magazine: Looking for Stillness, May 2008 Life: mushy-gray. Spirit: empty. Solution: get back in touch with God. ~ Beverly Donofrio took off six months to go monastery-hopping, and discovered peace, clarity, connection, grace, and, finally, a kind of hush all over her world.
On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer
Prayer. There is so much comfort in the thought that Someone bigger than ourselves may be listening, and may care. There is comfort knowing we always have Someone to talk to about anything and everything. I do not shy from admitting I can use those comforts. Postscript: The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues
I wish you Christmas Moments | Talking Story →
Mele Kalikimaka, a very Merry Christmas to you today. There is a quiet, me-time moment I cherish greatly each Christmas Day, one which fills me with wonder and a uniquely recurring faith. Over the years, I have come to know that it is in this moment I understand the power and strength of belief…
TS/SA blogs: A Grown-up Christmas List for Alaka‘i... →
My grown-up Christmas wish list for Christmas Day has just two items on it: They are all we need. Both are for us, for these are gifts we can easily share. In fact, they are better that way…
The Edurati Review: Economic Crisis: Education's... →
This is a must-read for anyone dedicated to learning.
TS/SA for Leadership Tuesday: Let’s Leap over the... →
Leading is an energy-creating “verb x30” which Alaka‘i Managers commit to: How are you leading today? ‘Leadership’ is supposed to be a good thing, right? So why is it such a formidable hurdle for us so often? Or maybe a better question is, why must we wait for their permission, or their problem-solving, whomever “they” happen to be? I’ve been thinking about how utterly dependent many of us...