Category: Strategy

27 May

Q&A: How To Network With Successful People Online

Q&A, Strategy No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Q: What’s the best way to engage with successful and driven people online? – N. Beil via Facebook A: The internet opens up a lot of possibilities that allow you to engage with successful and driven people. The first step is to focus in on what topic/industry you want to network in. Once you’ve narrowed your focus, […]

26 Apr

Your Strategic Network

Harvard Business Review writers Linda Hill & Kent Lineback recently wrote an article titled “The Three Networks You Need.” Here’s a quick overview of each network: Your Operational Network – People you lean on to complete your day-to-day work within your job role. Your Developmental Network – People you lean on for emotional support. Your […]

25 Oct

Average Organizations vs Great Organizations [QUOTE]

“Average [organizations] give their people something to work on. Great [organizations] give their people something to work towards. The role of the leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” – Simon, Sinek. Start With Why. 99.

08 Oct

An Open Letter Back To The #SAchat Community

The Backstory Kevin and I started The Student Affairs Collaborative in 2005 to test our hypothesis that a decentralized, open system of peer-to-peer learning built around shared interests would increase engagement and retention.  We wanted to create a community in which everyone was a teacher at some level, and everyone supported each other to become […]

23 Sep

Hindsight – 09/23/10 – Momentum

It's an exciting time at Red Rover, you can feel the momentum as all the pieces inch closer to each other. The team, the sales/marketing strategy, the development, the user support systems, the market, and the philosophy. Today we held a town hall meeting with all the new team members. We walked through the back […]

09 Sep

Improved Effectiveness Through Simplified Task Prioritization

I used to divide tasks into high, medium, and low urgency. High meaning I'd take care of it within the week, low meaning sometime in the future, and medium meaning sometime in-between. I've since simplified my prioritization to only high and low urgency, and ditched medium. Why? Every time I have to decide how to […]

08 Sep

What A CEO Does, Continued

Fred Wilson continues to rock his MBA Monday's with a follow up to last week's post of the same title. This week, Matt Blumberg guest posts and provides some amendments to Fred's list of CEO responsibilities, as well as adding three behaviors he thinks every CEO should embrace. First, three corollaries – one for each of the three […]

02 Sep

An Inspiring Lesson in Branding from Steve Jobs [VIDEO]

"The diary industry tried for 20 years to convince you that milk was good for you and the sales went down. Then they tried "Got Milk" and the sales went up." "Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, […]

02 Sep

5 Steps to Achieving and Maintaining Inbox Zero

Ideas, Productivity, Strategy 1 Comment by Tom Krieglstein

Eight months ago, a Twitter friend, @cindykane, challenged her followers to have an empty inbox. Up until that point, my inbox was consistantly 100+ deep, so the idea was intriguing. For the past eight months, I’m happy to report my inbox has continued to stay at zero. However, learning a good system took a bit. […]

26 Aug

Hindsight – 08/26/10 – Growing The Team & Weddings

Having only one day "in the office" before I head out again tomorrow automatically sets up some challenges as to what to focus on. The fires in the kitchen tend to need the most immediate attention. So I plowed through my emails/tasks and knocked out everything marked with "high priority, high urgency." This is a […]