As always, one man’s point of view, but let’s highlight some of the major areas of concern I see on this, otherwise, very valuable network.
1. Don’t SPAM people. If we have connected, don’t sell me your product or service within 60 seconds of me accepting your invitation.
2. Don’t endorse people you don’t know. This should be obvious, yet it isn’t.
3. Don’t post unprofessional content…it’s the internet, it stays there forever. 😉
3 major benefits of diverse teams:
1. Differences in background, upbringing and values (integrity and character)
2. Exposure to different experiences, successes and failures
3. Byproduct of the first two: ideas, thoughts and solutions
Diversity includes, gender, race, age…and so many other things we can all benefit from as one team.
Lead your life. Be a leader of your life and do all you can to live it to the fullest each day. Yesterday is gone, never to be seen again. Today is here, value it and leverage it fully. Tomorrow, is a promise, not a guarantee.
Along the way, focus on happiness and what truly matters to you, your family, friends, your inner circle and do not allow comments or thoughts of those outside that circle to derail your plans and progress. Remember, this is your life and you are in charge, not them.
Are you growing your team? How deep is your team? Are you a one woman or a man show and is that scalable?
One should earn and retain the privilege that is entrusted to them to oversee finances of an organization. Respect the budget and be mindful of what you need to accomplish and how to strategically invest in your upcoming opportunities and innovation. Don’t be wasteful.
Why do we still call references? Why do we still call references that were provided to us by the candidate? Is there a better way?
Leaders: are they born or are they made?
Here are my thoughts on this “age-old” question. What are yours?
Whether it is health, career or the overall business growth and success, the answer is always the same, we need to change. We need to make certain changes and sustain them for a period of time in order to realize the benefits and potential opportunities. While we should respect and learn from history we shouldn’t live there. Furthermore, we need to be mindful and aware of what matters in the year we actually live in as well as what will the next 3-5 years bring.
Be yourself. Always and in every exchange. Even if something doesn’t work out long-term it is always better (especially in retrospect) to have spoken the truth and said what you believe and think then to have faked to be something or someone you’re not.
First and foremost, I am grateful for the health, happiness, understanding and support of my family and friends. I am also very grateful for my colleagues who are thoughtful, understanding and supportive of our collaborative initiatives and goals. No matter what we need to do, we need to do it together. Thank you!