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Lessons in Community From My Hometown

I’m so proud to be from Boston. The events of the past week have reminded me just how special this community is.

Last Monday, some despicable, destructive acts suddenly thrust Boston to the front of the global stage. But … Read more

Social Business and Social Good: #TChat Preview

(Editor’s Note: For full insights from this week’s events see “Good Works in the Workplace”)

Question: How many nonprofit organizations are in the U.S.?

a)   200,000
b)   750,000
c)  1,100,000
d)  1,500,000+

If you aimed high, you’re right. According … Read more

BONUS: #TChat Live with Recruiting Trends

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See The Best-of-All-Ages Workplace #TChat Recap)

A quick reminder for all of our colleagues in the TalentCulture community:

In the world of work, the lights are … Read more

Digging Deep into Social Learning #TChat Recap

Why in the world of work would anyone sit online for an hour and share serious answers to a list of questions – along with random bits of wit and wisdom that come to mind?

No, I’m not talking about … Read more

Developing Talent in a Social Business World

(Editorial Note: This is post 1 of 2)

Now more than ever, talent development is a life-long process, transcending education, career, technology and social media. It cuts to the core of why we’re here and what it means to be

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Igniting Social Learning: #TChat Preview

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See Digging Deep into Social Learning #TChat Recap)

Social learning. Two simple words with so many meanings.

The TalentCulture community understands one meaning very well. After all, we … Read more

Social Learning in Business: Sneak Peek

(Editorial Note: For the full preview of this week’s topic, read “Igniting Social Learning.” Or to see the weekly recap, read Digging Deep into Social Learning #TChat Recap)

Engagement performance. It’s a key to learning in today’s world of work. … Read more

One Common Touch At A Time

“I feel my spirit resist, but I open up my fist, and lay hand over hand over, hand over fist.” –Neil Peart

The last bag left the belt. Another golfer from the group of four men hauled his clubs onto … Read more

Real Brands Humanize: #TChat Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See #TChat Recap: Face-to-Face with Brand Humanization

Let’s demystify “brand humanization.” It’s a nice-sounding term, fluffy and a little sweet, but we need to figure out what … Read more

Face-to-Face with Brand Humanization: #TChat Recap

Social channels and tools offer a tremendous opportunity for business to create and sustain valuable relationships with customers, partners, employees and others. Digital technologies make it possible for brands to interact with their constituents in ways that are far more … Read more

When Brands & Humans Meet: #TChat Video

EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See #TChat Recap: Face-to-Face with Brand Humanization

The more we use social media, the more our personal interactions are crossing over into the workplace. While it makes sense to … Read more

Diversity in a New Key: #TChat Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? Read “#TChat Recap: The Creative Power of Diverse Ideas”

INNOVATION. Where does it start? It begins with diversity. Not just diversity of cultures. Diversity of perspectives and personalities. Diversity … Read more

Connecting Career Dots: #TChat Recap

Question: What was your favorite job to-date? Now tell me, how did you learn about that job? And how did the hiring manager decide that you were the best candidate?

Did friends, family, former colleagues – any people you know … Read more

The Post Apocalyptic Workplace: #TChat Recap

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”Back to the Future

Predictions are like horoscopes — a fun way to pass the time, and a fabulous way to capture the imagination. Take the impending “Mayan” apocalypse for example. … Read more

SocialHRCamp: Warming Up & Packing Light

I’ll Bring the Marshmallows!

Seriously, there’s a not-to-be-missed professional event happening right here in my hometown next week. It’s the Boston leg in a series of “un-conferences” for HR professionals. That means it’s not your typical, static “lecture” conference. Instead, … Read more

Happy 2-Year Chat Anniversary: #TChat Preview

I. Am. So. Excited.

We all are! It’s #TChat World of Work’s two year anniversary celebration week, and it’s such a big deal for me (@MeghanMBiro), Kevin W. Grossman (@KevinWGrossman), and all the contributors, participants and … Read more

High-Flying Talent Communities: #TChat Recap

Birds aren’t known to be mental giants. After all, does anyone really want to be called a “bird brain?” Yet, when it comes to communities, perhaps one of the smartest things you can do is to think like a bird.… Read more

The Talent Community Leader’s Sweet Spot: #TChat Preview

Last week, the World of Work community looked at talent in online communities, and boy, did we hit an HR, Leadership and Social Business nerve. In the #TChat preview, I conflated talent, online communities and social communities.

It turns out … Read more

HR Shifts to the Fast Lane: #TChat Recap

“Social media changes everything. Marketing, sales, customer service – they’re no longer departments. Engagement is now a way of business.”

So says Brian Solis (@briansolis), social media luminary and author of “Engage” and “The End of Business as Read more

HR Rock Stars & Business Speed: #TChat Preview

Few companies understand the value of going slow to go fast, especially in today’s inter-connected, always-on workplace. So we’re told to pick up the pace, not slow things down, to move at the speed of business. HR is often … Read more

Risk, Reward & The Social Workplace: #TChat Recap

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” – Moliere

Opportunity cost is a powerful concept. Finance 101 teaches us that inaction is the riskiest move of … Read more

#Nifty50 & Showing #Gratitude Social Media Best Practice

Today, I have two amazing reasons to be grateful: Cheryl K. Burgess (@ckburgess) and Pam Ross (@pamelamaeross) have nominated me for the “#Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012” and “The Five Read more

$1 Trillion of Social Media: #TChat Preview

Hello, World of Work! McKinsey has spoken, and I am listening: Social technologies are valued between $900 billion and $1.3 trillion by virtue of pushing social interactions to Internet speed, with the attendant increases in productivity, collaboration and understanding of … Read more

Channeling Crowd-Sourced Mindshare: #TChat Recap

“I don’t want to be out here doing nothing. It’s dangerous.”

This from a 14-year-old boy in Chicago who should be in school, but is not, because of the Chicago Teachers’ strike. This isn’t a rebuke of why he’s … Read more

A Lifetime of Social Learning Culture: #TChat Preview

At TalentCulture World of Work we love all things culture and all things social, talent, leadership and learning. Imagine my excitement when the notion popped up to combine all three ideas: social, learning, and culture. The trifecta. Talent. Culture. Social Read more