Kismet Joe. Are You Connecting?

I’ve been having a lot of what I call ‘Cup of Joe’ chats lately. Why? Because:

  1. There are really cool people I’d like to get to know.
  2. To get outside of my head and hear a new perspective.
  3. To find my peeps globally for inspiration, mentorship and friendship.

People are naturally either a connector or not – meaning open or closed to sharing the people in their lives. I’m a connector. I am insatiably curious about people. Aren’t they fascinating!I’m the goofball who stands ...

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Consumerization of HR- Social Media Tools

According to Forbes’ Jeanne Meister, 2014 is going to be the year social integration becomes the status quo. Baby boomers and older have learned to embrace social media tools — years later they’ve caught up with the younger generations. The use of social media inside companies will be increasing for tasks such as staff intranet and HR training.

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Jeanne predicts that this year we will see a new phase of what she calls ...

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Body Language – Fake It ‘Til You Become It

Callosum finds inspiration through Ted videos. If you’re not familiar with Ted.com add it to your professional development bucket list. This week we watched Amy Cuddy deliver her “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

Amy, a social psychologist, discusses body language and how it shapes who you are. Her research shows we can change other people’s perceptions, as well as our own bodies chemistry, simply by changing body positions.

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Brain Rest

Is your brain constantly thinking and won’t stop? Just like sleep revives the body, the brain requires rest as well. Without rest a brain can spiral, fatigue and make decision-making difficult — all which cause stress. Being able to prescribe your brain time to rest is crucial for constant development and success.

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Nancy Duarte, principal at Duarte Design gives tips to quiet the extra voice in your head (the monkey on your back). Duarte is ...

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Freckle Face

 

Hiking this past weekend, I paused and stepped to the side of the trail to let a father and young daughter pass as they were headed up and I was headed down (Hiking etiquette = thou who is working harder has the right of way). As she saw me, she stopped dead in her tracks and stared. I smiled and said hello. She stared silently from behind her sparkly sunglasses. Her father said, “Say hi Molly.” Molly timidly said “Hi” and ...

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A Joyful Satisfaction

leadership presence tip: Out in the world, I am increasingly saddened to see so many people resigned in their workplace. The cashier’s monotone regulatory “hello”… the subway blank stares… the hopelessness of pending unemployment. CNN Money confirms it. “Fewer than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, the lowest level since record-keeping began 22 years ago.”

How do we swing the pendulum from “I work for the weekends” to “I love my work”? Let’s look ...

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