Archive for July, 2010
Many organizations are restricing the use of social sites by their employees. This is a typical “we can control people” issue. You can not control people. Just look around the world at governments that tried to control the actions of their people. The more you try to control people the more they resist and find loop-holes. This policy is like telling people they can not use the telephone at work to check on their kids or make a doctors appointment.
The article below says it well. Educate your team members on how to use social sites responsible and then deal with only the ones that don’t. They all have their own devices in their pockets so they can use the social sites all day long without using their organizations computers. Social sites and the internet are the new telephone so lets all get used to how to use it and how not to use it and get on with being leaders and not controllers. You control things and lead people……Lee
Seven Leadership Traits That The Gurus Don’t Tell You
*SPECIAL SECTION: The Recession46: Forty-Six “Secrets” and “Strategies” for Deal ing with the Severe Downturn of 2007++
Being a manager is a big responsibility, and it is really big if you have direct reports.
We all know these people. I have worked with them for my whole career. I was even one of them in my early career. Make sure you are not one of them…..Lee
The anthropologist/philosopher Gregory Bateson used to tell a story:
The basics are what make the difference in any organization.
Crisis comes when you least expect it in your business and personal life.