The Flipside of Social Networking: Social Notworking

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 05-12-2022

Very few people would accuse me of being a technophobe. In fact, I have a history of embracing new technology if it adds value to my business, my community or to life in general. Which is why I have a problem with social notworking– that is, social networking gone bad. Not long ago, the U.S. Marine Corps announced a ban on access to social networks from USMC computers. Why? Publicly, it’s because careless use could compromise security. But it’s likely more than that. Consider how much time people spend on these networks. Is it necessary? Is it critical? Is it a good use of time?

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Change How You Change

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 05-05-2022

The changes we don’t like are the changes that aren’t our idea. And when the changes we have to lead aren’t our idea, it’s on us to step up to the challenge, in some cases, whether we like it or not.

Think about it. Mask mandates. Supply chain challenges that make some of our favorite products unavailable. Overnight delivery that suddenly isn’t guaranteed. The cost of consumable goods, particularly groceries and gas prices.

But organizational change is different.

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How To Learn Good Things From Bad People

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 03-25-2022

By Mike Fitzgerald

We see stories almost every day about being the best version of ourselves that we can be. It’s the kind of story that’s inspiring, uplifting, and motivating.

It’s the story that gets published most often. What can we learn from the most remarkable leaders? How can our best managers and the people who have shaped our lives along the way mold us into better leaders?

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Re-Recruit Your Best People

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 02-28-2022

The more I see evidence of the Great Resignation, the more I believe it isn’t a crisis. It’s a choice. Weak leaders resign to the resignation. Strong leaders step up, fight back, and set an unwavering tone of perseverance, resiliency, and vision at every level of their company all the time.

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Ten Timely Questions…

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 04-30-2020

Like you, I’ve never seen anything like what we’re going through. It’s been tough, but there’s a bright side- every one of us has learned something about ourselves.

Do YOURSELF a favor and write down what you’ve learned about yourself over the last few months. Ask yourself these ten questions and write down the answers.

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Beware The Ideas of March

Posted By: Mike Fitzgerald | Posted on: 02-26-2020

In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns Caesar to, “Beware the Ides of March.”  On the ancient Roman calendar, the Ides of March was simply the day of the month, March 15.  And in 44 BC, Julius Caesar didn’t listen.  He ignored the advice to be especially careful and was assassinated.

Now, two thousand years later, I encourage you to Beware the Ideas of March.

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