Community update 04/17/10
Thank you to everyone leaving comments on LF. When you leaving comments you reach out to others and give back to the community.
A recent comment included a request for resources related to running meetings. Thanks to Dr. Mrunal K. Asher, Professor-Marketing at ITM Business School, Kharghar, India for his suggests.
‘How to Manage Meetings’ by Alan Barker
‘Organizing and Participating in Meetings’ by Judith Leigh
‘Effective Meetings’ by Phil Hodgson & Jane Hodgson (This is a reference work, not for the faint in heart)
Sunday, I’m leaving Pennsylvania for Oregon to teach for a week. Among other things, I’m excited to deliver a six hour seminar on creating personal mission and vision.
Tuesday, watch for guest blogger, Shawn Graham, author of, “Courting Your Career.” Leave a comment and win a free, signed copy of his book.
New Opportunity: After writing “Influence over a Cup of Coffee,” it occurred to me that we need encouragement to pour our life experiences into another person’s life. I’d like to create a Facebook group with the purpose of encouraging and enabling leaders to reach out to at least six persons a year. I’m not talking about long-term mentoring. I’m talking about creating an informal one-time opportunity to pour something useful from our lives into another.
In addition, I’m not looking for something else to do. Anything we do will be managed by those most passionate and experienced in this area. Are there two or three LF readers prepared to flesh this idea out with me? I’m keeping it simple, encouraging, and enabling.
How about a linkedin group? Facebook isn’t that big over here in Europe.
I wondered about that Hans? Lets see if the idea gets any traction.
Great idea Dan! Agree…LinkedIn would be the way to venture forth…
Creating a Facebook Group of the select people to share life experiences for the benefit of others is a real good idea. I shall be keen to be part of that group and would be keen to learn new better things to practice for betterment of personal and professional life. Please include me in this elite group.
I am not a facebook fan but would certainly give this a try. thanks, Al Diaz
Like Al, I am not a Facebook fan for a lot of reasons. Dan, I think you would get far more traction on LinkedIn because the audience you are reaching out to are more likely to be in LinkedIn. Facebook is too social networking oriented. LinkedIn is focused at professionals.
What we need is a combo of LinkedIn and Facebook. It would have some of the social empathy elements of FB coupled with the professional focus of LI. I am thinking LinkedIn would be the best one at this point if it has more international acceptance.