Archive for December, 2010


Small Giving Campaign

This winter we’re creating our own stories by giving all our clients $10 to donate to charity of their choice and recording the results. We’ve asked a group of local Charities to share their stories, and how small donations make a difference. Interested?

Take a look, hear the stories.

This is truly a Dream, Believe, Dare and Do story. But more than that, this is a story about Passion. You don’t have to be the leader, you don’t have to do a lot, or even give a lot. But if you have a passion about a cause, group or organization, every little thing you can do goes a long way.

So get off your butt and Do Something ! The folks at 23rd & fifth have given you nine examples of where you can help. Choose one of these or choose your own.

Parents, I urge you to get your kids involved as well. Help them Do Something outside of themselves and get involved. Kids and teens under 25 years old can join Do Something: http://www.dosomething.org/ and explore their passion.

I am challenging everyone in the #NetDe twitterverse to join with 23rd & fifth and the Small Giving Campaign and find out what you can do to make a difference. Whether it’s a small donation of your resources or time. Every little bit goes a long way.

#ChooseYourPassion

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Small Giving Campaign

This winter we’re creating our own stories by giving all our clients $10 to donate to charity of their choice and recording the results. We’ve asked a group of local Charities to share their stories, and how small donations make a difference. Interested?

Take a look, hear the stories.

This is truly a Dream, Believe, Dare and Do story. But more than that, this is a story about Passion. You don’t have to be the leader, you don’t have to do a lot, or even give a lot. But if you have a passion about a cause, group or organization, every little thing you can do goes a long way.

So get off your butt and Do Something ! The folks at 23rd & fifth have given you nine examples of where you can help. Choose one of these or choose your own.

Parents, I urge you to get your kids involved as well. Help them Do Something outside of themselves and get involved. Kids and teens under 25 years old can join Do Something: http://www.dosomething.org/ and explore their passion.

I am challenging everyone in the #NetDe twitterverse to join with 23rd & fifth and the Small Giving Campaign and find out what you can do to make a difference. Whether it’s a small donation of your resources or time. Every little bit goes a long way.

#ChooseYourPassion

Just in time for the Holidays, I thought you might be interested in How Santa Claus manages his workshop and gets all those gifts out under the tree in time for Christmas.

While it sounds cute, this is a real book, you can get it at Amazon and on Kindle

While it’s no big secret that there is no magic involved, you will find the “Secrets” of what it takes to be a great leader in your organization.  You may even find that it works like magic.  Business owners and managers alike should read this book.  I find it a great reminder as I re-read it at this time of year while we are preparing our businesses for the upcoming season.

Below is a basic outline of the book.  Even if you don’t believe in Santa Claus, it’s OK, you will find this book a quick enjoyable read, and you might even learn something.

1. Build a wonderful workshop!

  • Make the MISSION the MAIN THING
  • Focus on your PEOPLE as well as your purpose
  • Let VALUES be your guide

2. Choose your reindeer wisely!

  • Hire TOUGH so you can manage EASY
  • PROMOTE the right ones….for the right reasons
  • Go for the DIVERSITY advantage

3. Make a list and check it twice!

  • PLAN your work
  • WORK your plan
  • Make the MOST of what you have

4. Listen to the Elves!

  • OPEN your ears to participation
  • PAY ATTENTION to how you’re percieved
  • Walk awhile in THEIR shoes

5. Get beyond the red wagons!

  • Help everyone accept the reality of CHANGE
  • Remember: The CUSTOMER is really in charge
  • TEACH “The Business” of the Business

6. Share the Milk and Cookies!

  • Help them see the difference THEY make
  • DO RIGHT by those who do right
  • Expand the reinforcement POSSIBILITIES

7. Find out who’s naughty and nice!

  • Confront performance problems…EARLY
  • COACH “The Majority in the Middle”
  • DON’T forget “The Super Stars”

8. Be Good for Goodness Sake!

  • Set the EXAMPLE
  • Establish GUIDELINES and accountability
  • Remember that EVERYTHING counts

Never forget that getting big things done all year long isn’t about magic. It’s about Leadership!