As I say in my Leadership for Women Web Series, culture is a construct. Culture is defined as “The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.” In other words, it’s something we all agree to acknowledge and follow. Unfortunately for women, for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, … More The Top Five Mistakes Women Make At Work
This is a leadership lesson from a spider. Stay with me. Throughout most of the summer, I’ve had a spider building a web on the driver’s side mirror of my car. While I’m not driving as much these days, I am still driving between 30 minutes to an hour a couple times per week. Each … More More than Talent: Career Success Takes Perseverance
Although things are improving, women continue to be underrepresented at every level in the workplace. A 2019 study by Women in the Workplace shows that women hold only 21 percent of C-Suite level positions and 38 percent of management positions. Much of this is due, of course, to bias, both conscious and unconscious, at every … More Mistakes Women Make in the Workplace That Hold Them Back
One of the most challenging aspects of running social media for a large organization can be coordinating and facilitating communications between departments in the company. It’s easy for the social media manager to become siloed, or, if you don’t have buy-in from all departments, it can be difficult or impossible to get the information you … More How to Take Leadership of your Company’s Social Media Strategy
Words have power. The words you choose can either bring strength to your communication or dilute it, removing power and lessening the impact. Very often we choose, either deliberately or subconsciously, words that undermine our own messaging as a way to be “polite” or “less threatening.” Instead, we end up being taken less seriously, or … More Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Email Communications
Successful social media communities require strong leadership behind a careful, organized strategy. If you’ve decided to invest in a social media consultant, analyst, strategist, or anyone else with the word “social media” in their title, keep in mind these thoughts as you move forward with executing your plan. Choose the Right Person for your Social … More How to Work With a Social Media Manager
If your business relies on driving traffic to your website to increase sales consider joining Pinterest. If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it is a social network where users to share their interests by “pinning” images or videos to their own or friend’s boards. Remember how you decorated your locker in high school? Well now … More Boost your Website Traffic with Pinterest
UPDATE: I wrote this in 2010 as I was just getting started in my social media career. Much has changed, but much of what I’ve written here is still valid. Since I still get many shares, questions and comments I’m leaving most of it alone – feel free to continue to comment! When I first … More What Does a Social Media Manager Really Do All Day?