Social Media

Blogging Tips for the Non-Blogger

July 25, 2012

Many of my corporate colleagues can’t fathom why I blog. Since launching The People Equation three years ago, blogging has opened up innumerable opportunities –  not only for me but for those I’ve been able to connect via my blog. But not everybody likes to write or wants to blog. Here’s my response to that: […]

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Extended Friday Follow – II

November 18, 2011

Love it or hate it, Twitter’s Follow Friday is still around. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the micro blog’s practice, it’s a way for users of Twitter to publicly recommend people they follow. Due to time constraints, I don’t participate much in this Friday ritual. But I DO like to give a […]

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The 2010 People Equation Influencers

December 28, 2010

During the month of December the blog world lights up, like a Christmas tree, aglow with “Best Of” lists and predictions for the new year. The People Equation even scored a nod this year with DDI World’s 20 Best Leadership Blog Posts for 2010. Of course, these lists are highly subjective and many people discount […]

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Open Up Your Leadership

November 3, 2010

Don’t Wait For Your Company to Embrace Social Technologies   American business leaders have long grappled with societal changes that influence their business practices. The advent of organized labor in the late 1800’s and the entry of women into non-traditional factory jobs during World War II are but two examples of large societal shifts that […]

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The Culture Convo and Chris Ferdinandi

September 7, 2010

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Chris Ferdinandi, asking if I’d check out an advance copy of his new e-book, Culture Convo.  Chris is an HR Generalist with a learning and development focus for EMC Corporation, a global Fortune 500 company that helps organizations store and manage their digital data. As part […]

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Finding a New Voice

June 15, 2010

On June 5, 2010, I was welcomed into the  Women of HR community as a contributor. I can almost hear it all the way from Minnesota.  Polite, yet insistent, it’s Women of HR’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rosendahl tapping her foot, waiting.  Jennifer, when will your first Women of HR blog post be ready? It’s an honor […]

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Advice for Leaders Who Blog

June 8, 2010

I just returned from a quarterly management meeting being hosted by a client.  It’s a two-day meeting being held offsite for 30 mid- to senior-level managers of a business unit.  During the meeting, Pete, head of a 1200-person business unit, unveiled his brand-new blog.  I really admire Pete. He’s been taking risks and encouraging his staff […]

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Benefits of Blogging

April 22, 2010

We’re closing in on nearly a year of blogging here at The People Equation. It’s been a fantastic journey, one that Alexia Petrakos (aka The WPChick) recently chronicled in a case study. (Thanks, Alexia, for helping launch the blog!) Blogging has opened up my professional horizons and increased my visibility within the online community. It’s led […]

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Extended Friday Follow

April 2, 2010

Sometimes a 140 character limit just won’t cut it, so today I’m trying something new with the Twitter’s Follow Friday. Here’s my #FF for this week, in alphabetical order and sans the 140 constraint. Roy Atkinson, known for his witty Twitter “Groaner” puns, is as funny in real life as he is in the digital […]

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Small Business Dining Guide for Social Media

February 17, 2010

During my presentation to the Grand Rapids Entrepreneur’s Club today, I compared social media options for the small business owner to stepping up to an all-you-can-eat buffet.  There are a slew of choices—how do you choose those that are most healthy for your business? Following that analogy, I offer you, the small business owner, a […]

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