Extended Friday Follow – II

by Jennifer Miller on November 18, 2011

in Social Media

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 shout-out to those who inspire me to know more, do more and be more.  So, this is my version of Friday Follow.

I just had lunch with Dee Honner, @thehrmaven and we discussed how very grateful we feel for all that we have, so she’s a great person to lead off this blog post. You’ll want to follow Dee at this twitter handle if you like someone with a wicked sense of humor and a passion for photography, food and HR.

Paul McConaughy, @minutrition is with the Michigan Nutrition Network. I heard him tell someone that he considers himself a “curator” on Twitter—he loves to pass along relevant content that he thinks his followers will enjoy. He’s a true “go-give” person. For more on Paul, check out this write up by another of my favorite folks Jane Perdue @hrgoddess on her blog Get Your Big On in her Spotlight Series.

One of the most consistent supporters of the online HR community is Jay Kuhns, @jrkuhns. He’s a VP of HR and blogs at No Excuses HR.

Over the last several months, I’ve learned of a “superpower” that Tara Alemany, @eandtsmom possesses: project management. We’ve been working on a project for the Lead Change Group and she has really demonstrated excellent leadership skills when working with a group of professionals who are located all over the world.

Suzie Poirier – @AceConcierge – Best. Virtual Assistant. Ever.  Check out her services.

Meet William Tincup, @williamtincup – an original thinker who likes to encourage people to think deeply about the way HR professionals interact with their technology. Or, as he puts it, “I like to make people’s heads explode.” I can only assume he means that figuratively.

So—way beyond 140, but still keeping it short-n-sweet. Hope you enjoy interacting with these folks as much as I have over the past few years.

Like this list? I did another Extended Friday Follow awhile back. Check it out here.

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Tara Alemany November 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Gee! If I have a superpower, does that make me a superhero? 🙂 Thanks for much for the kind words, Jennifer. Working with my co-authors on the Lead Change book has been a pleasure! We all have such busy schedules, it was an interesting lesson in leadership to be able to “keep the ball rolling” at the same time as keeping in mind that this was a volunteer activity for everyone. Yet, volunteer they did! And I’m excited to see the results when it’s finally published. We created a beautiful thing together!

Jennifer November 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm


Well. . .I wouldn’t want to give away your secret identity 🙂

Regarding leadership and volunteerism – I personally think that leading a group of volunteers is far more difficult than leading employees– one can only rely on one’s personal influence to get the job done. Kudos for a job well done!

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