It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man...– Theodore Roosevelt “Citizenship in a Republic”
Book Review: 2of26.
A Rider and an Elephant walk down a path… “Switch” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath I read this book for our Leadership Book Club at work, which had its first meeting of the year today. The books selected for this club are chosen by one of our senior leaders and they cover a broad variety of topics. What I always enjoy is that they are not industry (healthcare) specific and so far I’ve...
#FortWayne is not #FortWorth
Oh, Twitter. Why must you perpetuate a problem? I clicked on Twitter’s suggested “Who You Should Follow” link and was surprised to find so many Dallas area people and businesses. Why would Twitter think I’d be interested in their content. Is it because they’re media? Maybe. Is it something else? And then I realized….Twitter thinks I live in Fort Worth. So,...
UPDATE Book List: 26 in 2011
Two down. Twenty-four to go in my goal to read twenty-six books in 2011. Let’s be honest though: my list was more than 26 and I keep adding to it! I’m now treating this as a running list of books I want to read, re-read and finish reading. I will read 26 of them in 2011. I’m really excited to see some of my own friends take this as inspiration for starting their own reading...
TEDxFort Wayne - Call for Presenters
Shared from thelink: If you’re familiar with the TED Conference and/or the videos, you should know that there is a TEDxFortWayne event in the planning for this May. I’m volunteering on the planning committee and right now we’re looking for speakers. The focus of this local event is Social & Sustainable Innovation. If you think you have what it takes to be a speaker or know...
QR Codes & ROI
Shared from kmullett: QR Code’s in today’s Sears ad. I would love to see some stats on usage. http://yfrog.com/h3e06ahj Good question, Kevin! Does anyone have this information or related research?
USAToday's "The Kindness Challenge" →
Love to see good promoted. Who or what would you promote in a kindness challenge?
Fridays and Follow-ups
First (had to continue the alliteration), thank you to those of you who let me know you appreciated my “God Things” post. It’s not easy to be vulnerable real and it’s nice to know when someone is experiencing a similar thought or moment or even to just say, “I love you.” I know encouragement means a lot to me, so I wanted you to know that you meant something to...
Too much wonderful →
What is not to love about these great little coin purses? Ecofriendly Thoughtful Traceable Unique Lovely
It's a God thing.
Have you heard that phrase before? I’m sure you have. How did it make you feel? Did you roll your eyes? Cringe? Remind you of something? Mean something to you? I’m a Christian. Like any group of people, we develop our own form of jargon. “God thing” can be used somewhat often. (And in no way am I discounting the very appropriate use of this term.) But, when we use it, do...
UPDATE Book List: 26 in 2011
Quick update. I’ve read one of my goal of 26. See the post here for that review. I’ve also found a few more books I’d like to read. (Go figure.) So - here’s an updated list of all the books I hope to come in contact with in 2011 for the first time, to finish or to visit with again. Next on my list to tackle: Switch. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Switch by Chip Heath and Dan...
Book Review: 1of26.
“The Lost City of Z” by David Grann I received this book in our office’s White Elephant gift exchange. The rules of the exchange were to bring one of your favorite things that good be enjoyed by a male or female. I must say, this female enjoyed this book. I usually go for Fiction or business related books. This was a stretch for my normal reads but I’m glad I stretched. I...
Author Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers discusses a phenomenon that he calls “The 10,000 Hour Rule.” Gladwell quotes neurologist Daniel Levitin, who says that scientific studies show that 10,000 hours are required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert — in anything. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Well - thinking about something...
When I started my undergrad, I was a “Speech and Theatre Education” major. I wanted to be a teacher from such a young age. When I had my first PR class, I quickly learned that I loved Public Relations and all its potential so I dropped the Education portion of my degree and graduated with a B.A. in Media and Public Communications with concentrations in PR and Theatre. When I did my...
Help a Friend →
thelink: One of my NeighborLink Advisory Group member and his wife have gotten really involved in taking projects over the past 8 months or so and they’re asking for your help. The story of their most recent connection through NeighborLink is below. Not knowing how else to help, I’m coming to you…
Trending on Tumblr →
Thank you, Andy Welfle! I wanted to utilize Google Analytics to track activity on this blog but didn’t know how or where to do so. Thanks for sharing the above link, which has clear and easy to use instructions for setting it up. Here’s to learning a bit more about how you’ve come to find my real, random and relevant ramblings!
In the past few days I’ve seen several people write about “three words”. Our CEO even asked leaders to send him our three words for our departments as we kickoff 2011 with a leadership event today. The original concept (that I know of) came from Chris Brogan here. Several others have taken this on and here are a few: Beth’s Blog - Seek. Sense. Share. 33 Charts - Ship....
What a funny blog title. I bet you were expecting a list of NYE resolutions for the first of the year, weren’t you. Well, here’s the only one I’ll give: resolve to learn more from others. That’s what I hope to do in 2011. As far as where I gain inspiration, it’s often from people I know and interact with as well as those I follow via my Google Reader. (See more...