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  • Apr 29 / 2011
  • 7
Internet Marketing and SEO, iPhone Podcasts, Marketing and PR, social media, social media tips, social media training

13 Social Media, Sales and Leadership Tips in 140 Characters or Fewer

Here’s a selection of tweets, tips and insights I have posted to Twitter over the past month. If you have any of your own — add them in the comments below. Have a great weekend.

  1. Social media tip: life is an experiment. Be willing to make mistakes, challenge your own assumptions and break the mold to win.
  2. Social Media Tip: It’s not social if the result isn’t about building relationships, trust or community.
  3. Social Media Steps: 1: Have a goal. 2: Know your market. 3: Monitor & Listen. 4: Identify Needs 5: Create Focused Content & Conversation.
  4. Social Media Tip: You can’t buy trust and you can’t outsource authenticity.
  5. Social Media Tip: the customer is operating in real-time. Socialize your whole team so you can too!
  6. Social Media Tip: Always go back to the basics. If you’re no longer getting the results you want, look at what you stopped doing.
  7. Social Media Tip: The numbers mean very little. A small group of passionate people is and always has been a majority.
  8. Leadership Tip: The quest for knowledge for the sake of empowering those around us is one of the most powerful intents in leadership.
  9. Leadership Tip: Don’t let your Ego separate you from other people. We are more alike than we are different.
  10. Sales Tip: treat mid-month with as much urgency as month end and your year end will look a lot better.
  11. Social Media Tip: it’s okay to make mistakes — but remedy them quickly — apologize and then move on 🙂
  12. Social Media Tip: it’s never too late to say thank-you. Reach out a acknowledge those in your community who make a difference.
  13. Social Media Tip: People don’t care about your marketing tweets until they know how much you care about them.
  • Jul 25 / 2009
  • 2
Blogathon 2009, Leadership, social media, social media training

20 Leadership Tips in 140 characters or Less

This is my 2nd blog entry today for Blogathon 2009. I’m blogging for 24 hours to raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. You can make a donation below.

Here are a collection of Leadership Tips that I have posted on Twitter over the past week. Enjoy!

20 Leadership tips Under 140 Characters:

1.     When giving feedback, focus on problem solving not blame.

2.     To flatten your hierarchy try getting out of your office and connecting with the frontline.

3.     Use wikis, blogs, yammer, and chat rooms to break down silos and get collaboration happening.

4.     Your organization and it’s people are a projection of the leaders’ subconscious.

5.     Consistency is the best teacher for your people. Be a consistent leader.

6.     In business self-direct teams are a myth, the buck must stop somewhere.

7.     Look happy, celebrate the journey and people will want to follow.

8.     Anger is a poison that will cloud your vision and kill the heart of your business.

9.     Be approachable or expect to be the last one to know about a problem.

10. Use a team approach to hiring to mitigate the risks of bias or blind-spots.

11. Organizational change is only welcomed openly if it’s change people want.

12. When hiring Gen Y do it efficiently and provide and ask for feedback.

13.  Invest in your people more and longer than others think is practical.

14. Believe in people and they will often even surprise themselves.

15. Be willing to be wrong, admit fault, and let others lead. It builds trust and people.

16. Changing strategy often and autocratically is a good way to demotivate your team.

17. It takes years to develop leaders. Make sure you invest in the right ones and stick with it.

18. You will feel lost and disorientated at times, this is part of innovation.

19. If you’re not afraid or uncomfortable you probably need to try something new.

20. Book time for you to recharge your battery each week. Take “me time.”


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Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

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