Taking and Giving Constructive Criticism

A great event is one where the participant never sees the heavy lifting. We take the “helpful hints” mostly in stride (with only a little muttering under our breaths or loudly in the office where participants can’t see us) because we want that experience to be a good one for them. But it also makes it more inured and less tactful when offering constructive criticism ourselves. Here’s 3 things to remember when taking and giving constructive criticism.

Engagement as a Shared Function

You ever heard the expression, too many cooks, not enough broth? I feel that way about engagement as a shared function. It sometimes raises my hackles, just like when you’re reminded about that TPS report cover sheet you forgot to include: Which drives me crazy because shared engagement with prospects, members, and/or the greater community shouldn’t…

Jumping Off the Ledge

I’ve been at some great in person events this August, MPI’s #WEC14 in Minneapolis, ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, and closing it out with Collinson Media’s Connect Marketplace in Orlando. I’ve been a participant at all of them, and a hosted buyer in the ConnectMP expo, which is a nice change from running my own…

Expectations

I’m an avid YA reader. Maybe I should keep it a dark secret since I’m well past the target age range, but given the popularity of recent series’ like the Hunger Games and Divergent, I feel like I can’t be alone. Also, you can only read so much about emotional intelligence and change management theory…

Obsession

Just as Mashable facebooks me an infographic telling me that the Internet is ruining my brain, I get an article from SmartBrief  saying that student engagement can be increased through the Internet.  Emails from colleagues about the way the social media is ruining our lives, and yet building international revolutions and communities cross paths to my…