Review: When Millennials Take Over
MARCH 13, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over , a new book by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant of Culture That Works designed to help us get past the freak out and to a “ridiculously optimistic” view of the future of work.
Should you remove negative reviews from your community?
MARCH 23, 2017
Hopefully the restaurant either sees your review and apologizes, or a future customer decides to eat somewhere else. According to Jay Baer’s book, Hug Your Haters , 80 percent of American consumers say they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
Understanding B2B Online Reviews
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Obtaining online reviews as a B2B industry or organization is not quite as easy or common as it is for your typical B2C business. Especially for those businesses who engage their audience or consumers through social media, online reviews can be fairly easy to acquire.
Still Struggling with Performance Reviews
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
I’ve recently come across another battery of articles full of fist-shaking at performance reviews. Microsoft just dumped its “forced ranking” policy , although apparently Yahoo just added it , and Adobe has gotten rid of performance reviews altogether!
Book Review: Joy, Inc.
MARCH 17, 2014
Joy, Inc.: How We Built A Workplace People Love. by Richard Sheridan. Portfolio/Penguin, 2013. This book is by Richard Sheridan, who is the CEO of Menlo Innovations , a software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They’ve been covered by Inc. ,
Book Review: Fierce Loyalty
DECEMBER 20, 2013
I’m halfway through several good business books right now, but I was able to squeeze in a small but very good book this week that is worthy of a review. Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Communities. by Sarah Robinson. Hayfield Publishing, 2012.
Think Check-Ins, Not Performance Reviews
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Annual performance reviews are dead. Last year Harvard Business Review highlighted Deloitte’s efforts to adopt a check-in format, which involved asking team leaders to hold weekly check-ins with employees.
Share Your Members’ “Year in Review”
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Businesses like Marriott, Spotify, and Facebook are using “year in review” campaigns to connect and engage with users, customers, and members. One example, says Peggy Hoffman, CAE, president of Mariner Management and Marketing, is the “member year in review” note.
Book Review: Delivering Happiness
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. by Tony Hsieh. Business Plus, 2010. The online retailer Zappos is arguably the premiere poster-child for company culture in today’s business world.
Why the Performance Review Is Worth Saving
OCTOBER 31, 2016
As brain-shatteringly hard-to-resolve mental challenges go, the employee performance review seems to be right up there with the trolley problem and the nature of consciousness. When companies eliminate reviews,” they write, “managers actually devote less time to performance management.”.
Book Review: Do Lead
MAY 28, 2014
Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible. by Les McKeown. Do Book Co, 2014. In Chapter 3 of Humanize , Maddie and I take to task the authors, experts, and even “gurus” on the topic of leadership.
Scaling Up Excellence (Review)
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
I am particularly excited to review this book because I had the privilege to get an advance copy from the authors (it doesn’t actually go on sale until tomorrow). Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less. By Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao. Crown Business, 2014.
People Powered Communities in 2015: Higher Logic's Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2015
The holidays are a great time to reflect on all of the year’s hard work, and what we’ve accomplished together in 2015. I’d like to brag about a few outstanding goals Higher Logic (and our clients!) achieved this year. Automation Rules.Ruled.
Book Review - Business Storytelling for Dummies
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
I typically don''t do book reviews (especially for friends and colleagues) since I am not good at filtering myself and I don''t do puff pieces.
Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception
JULY 8, 2014
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box. by the Arbinger Institute. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. This book argues that many problems we face internally in our organizations (conflict among employees or silos, nasty bosses, ineffective employees, etc.)
Book Review: Small Giants
JANUARY 27, 2014
As you can see, this is not a new book–bordering on 10 years old–but it’s worth a review, because it has some really good ideas in it, backed by good research. Small Giants: Companies that Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. by Bo Burlingham. Portfolio, 2005.
[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business
MARCH 17, 2017
Help your peers by adding a review of your technology for the former or the latter ! . Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one ! By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform?
The Case for Year-Round Performance Reviewing
JUNE 30, 2014
Well-structured performance reviews are an important part of successful leadership. But how do you manage them, handle performance reviews for them, and, if it comes to it, let them go? Reviews can show you where the gaps are between your perceptions and an employees.
Book Review: Social Media ROI
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization. by Olivier Blanchard.
Book Review: Solving Tough Problems
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities. by Adam Kahane (Berrett-Keohler, 2004).
December 2015 Update: A Year in Review
Wild Apricot Blog
DECEMBER 30, 2015
If you’re like us, you’re using this time between the holidays to reflect on everything you’ve done this last year. At Wild Apricot, there’s so much that’s happened, it’s hard to pick what to talk about
Friday Buzz: Down With Performance Reviews?
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Consultant Jamie Notter breaks down why dropping the ever-unpopular performance review is harder than it sounds. The performance review is starting to fall out of style, with some large companies getting rid of them entirely. The post Friday Buzz: Down With Performance Reviews?
2017 New Idea Search: #2 Member Year in Review
DECEMBER 16, 2016
When the email arrived, I was curious. How did my year size up? Well, if the email had come from ASAE, it would have definitely looked way fuller! So naturally I thought, this would have been cool if my association had done this - an idea
No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System
JULY 10, 2014
By building a new digital system intended to cut the time needed for academic reviews of books, the American Anthropological Association hopes to refine digital workflows and save money. Good news for anthropologists: Your peer-reviewing process is about to enter the 21st century.
A Four-Question Performance Review? Not So Fast.
MARCH 23, 2015
A consulting firm’s new performance review process seems amazingly efficient. But a handful of questions alone won’t make for effective reviews. Reviews can show you where the gaps are between your perceptions and an employees,” I wrote then.
MemberClicks’ Year in Review: Highlights from 2016
DECEMBER 29, 2016
We can’t believe another year is almost gone. Is it just us or did 2016 FLY by? Either way, it was a remarkable year, and one we’d like to reflect on.
Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership
Beth Kanter's Blog
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
” I was honored to write a book blurb after reading an early draft, but my copy just arrived in the mail and wanted to share review on my blog as part of my preparation for doing an interview with her next week.
Review of Social Gravity by Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen
MARCH 5, 2012
Book Review: Social Gravity. Review of Social Gravity by Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen | Humanize | Scoop.it. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Posted March 5, 2012. in Books and Reading , Social Media - 1 comment. Tweet. Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen are two of my favorite people.
3 surprising facts from PARN’s Professional Body Sector Review 2014
MAY 22, 2014
I was delighted to attend the launch of PARN’s 2014 ‘ Professional Body Sector Review ’last week. It was hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in its 5 th floor conference suite; the views over the Thames were amazing.
Clarity, Control, and Performance Reviews
JANUARY 28, 2013
Surprisingly enough, you can start with performance reviews. Performance reviews are a great place to start. Social media has thrived under the mantra “Clarity over control.”
Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace
Beth Kanter's Blog
MARCH 9, 2015
They’ve based their writing on an ongoing survey of Millennials in the workplace as well as an extensive research literature review. Click to purchase Kindle Version for 99 cents this week!
Have you written your Humanize review yet?
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
There are many good reviews on Amazon already, but here are some of our favorite blog reviews: Danny Brown, Director of Retention and Social Media at Jugnoo, Inc. Want more reviews? And please write us a review on Amazon.
Time to Review Your Membership Database?
Wild Apricot Blog
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Wild Apricot has created a Guide to help small organizations identify your membership database needs; understand your options as well as offering tips and tools to help you make an informed software or system choice. membership records membership database management
Bill Could Protect Consumers Who Post Online Reviews
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill that passed the House earlier this month, could protect consumers if they post a review on Yelp or elsewhere that’s critical of a business or organization.
Book Review: The Knowing-Doing Gap
JANUARY 10, 2012
Book Review: The Knowing-Doing Gap. In fact, Pfeffer and Sutton have the distinction of being the only authors to be listed TWICE in our end-of-chapter “Must Read” sections (a review of Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense is on my list). Book Review: Social Gravity. Thanks for the review and recommendation, will definitely read that book. Great book review, just added it to my “must-read” list. Consulting. Speaking.
Book Review: Connecting to Change the World
Beth Kanter's Blog
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space.
Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan
Beth Kanter's Blog
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
After the presentation, we worked in small groups to review a couple of scenarios of nonprofit funding requests and whether or not a business plan should be requested and what to look for. Kathy Reich, Packard Foundation and Author David La Piana.
Office of Personnel Management Drops Conference Review Process
MAY 6, 2015
OPM is ending its longtime practice of reviewing federal agencies’ conference attendance requests. OPM has never been required to review these events but had done so as a service to federal agencies. “[The]
Book Review - Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Book Review - Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter. This is a book review of Humanize - How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Book Review - Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie N. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts
Beth Kanter's Blog
DECEMBER 23, 2015
The holiday break is a great time to read books, both for work and just plan fun. Earlier this week, I read the recently published “ Mindful Social Marketing ” by colleague Janet Fouts. If you are doing social media for a nonprofit, this book is a must read.