Take a listen… We’ve got some great ideas lined up for 2012! While we remain committed to providing you valuable content on best practices for management and leadership, we’re going to mix up a few of our goals for 2012.
For 2012, Management 4-1-1 will:
go more multi-media with some of our posts
line-up interviews with other successful manager’s and leaders to get more real-world perspectives on what it takes to manage and lead effectively
reduce the number of posts to once per week (occasionally I’ll do more)
focus on habits of successful management, leadership and personal development (after-all it’s the daily habits that make us the most successful).
Thanks again for reading! Have a wonderful new year!
As 2010 comes to a wrap, I’ve been giving a great deal of thought as to what I want to focus on and accomplish in 2011.
Realizing that Management 4-1-1 is a new blog I’m committed to growing and building, I wanted to get my goals out there for all to see. Then, you can use this post to remind me if I don’t hold to my end of the deal.
If there is anything I have quickly learned about blogging and writing, is the opportunity to continue the learning process. It’s through blogging and writing that I’ve realized, while I have experience, there is always so much new stuff to learn and think about – which makes the blogging, writing and sharing information so much more exciting and rewarding.
So here goes my Management 4-1-1 promise for 2011.. Read more…
Well, here we are getting close to the end of the 2010. Starting to think about all of the great things we’re going to do in 2011. Perhaps some of your new year’s resolutions are to grow your management and leadership skills – GREAT CHOICE!!
If so, you may want some sage advice from various sources. Evan Carmichael, author of The Entrepreneur Blog, posted The Top 50 Leadership Blogs. It’s a nice list categorized to help you drill down in on the top leadership and management that are of most interest to you.
I’m not normally planning on posting over the weekend, but thought if I have the time – why not?
I’ve had a few people ask me some questions about blogging. One of the most common questions I get is, “Why bother to blog at all?”
It’s a great question and one I probably should have made in my very first post. Better late than never, right? So, here are the reasons why I blog (and why I think anyone else should to).
Blogging is an incubator for ideas – By the nature of blogging, I am building a library of content I can access at anytime to build upon or refine ideas further in the future. Information I blog on or reference on my site are fodder for future presentations, published works, or to leverage in my job and personal life. Using tags and categories helps me structure the content in an easy way to access at a later time.
Provides a platform to build a habit of writing and practice writing (whenever I want) – One of my long time passions and goals has been to become a published author. I’ve made several attempts, but have not yet been able to crack the code to achieve this goal. One of the reasons I fall short is I did not have a habit of writing and researching on a regular basis. Having a blog is a great stepping stone to build the habit of writing, as well as practicing the craft. Not all of my stuff is perfect, but practice will certainly help.
I was recently checking out the Top 150 Management & Leadership Blogs posted by NOOP.NL only to be very disappointed in the depth of “How To” content in many of the blogs included in the list. I’m not saying the sites included in the list were of poor quality or lacked value (ok – maybe some did). However, as a person who is interested in the craft improving management and leadership, I felt a lot of the top sites didn’t give me much to fill-up my cup (i.e. low in management learning calories).
I did check out a number of these sites and stumbled on a couple of others where I was happy to see some well-done blogs serving-up content rich in management learning calories.
I’ve had a few people ask me about how I setup my blog. I thought I would use the question as an opportunity to write an entry to share some technologies and tools I have tripped upon during my blogging adventure.