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From the Blog

Why Your Company Needs More Social Media

Less than a year ago, a client of mine was laughing at the idea of having a social media strategy. But after having an open mind enough to implement the first half of the social media strategy I suggested for him, here?s what he has to say. ?After working with Michelle for about 6 months a revenue stream that was previously 20% of our business has increased to become 75% of our business revenue. At the least cost ever for advertising & marketing.? I might add that this revenue stream was the one that got his juices flowing and made business fun. And so through his changed marketing strategy, he was able to focus more of his time and energy on the side of his business he enjoyed the most. And at the end of the day, isn?t that what most entrepreneurs want? I first got into social media as a way to promote my art. The art market has really changed in the past 5 years. And the way most artists made their money has changed as well. With gallery after gallery closing their doors, unable to cope with the recession and changes in buying habits of their clientele I wanted to find a way to feel more at-cause over my sales. Social media has allowed me to do just that. And now the overwhelming majority of my sales come from online sources (between 85-95% of my revenue annually). All thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. All driving sales to both my independent websites as well as online art retailers. And of course my consulting work, is...

When Leadership Alignment Doesn?t Work

There are times when even when Leadership Alignment activities have been planned and executed with precision, they fail. And in my experience, they fail not because the activities were faulty, but because the real resistance, the real issues were never discovered. Why? Because leaders can be a very tight-lipped bunch, and wary of those not officially in their ranks. Let me give two examples. When I was working at Deloitte we were creating the HealthCare?s Clinical Information Systems Toolkit to compliment The Heart of Change methodology that was co-written by a partner at Deloitte. We were doing this work because at the time there were a few spectacularly failing implementations occurring throughout the industry at world-famous hospitals. And we felt we could help. The implementations had failed because the doctors has not been adequately involved in the process and were categorically refusing to use the systems. Deloitte was not involved in any of the failed implementations, but was looking at them as an opportunity to learn and prevent similar issues occurring with their own clients. So I created a list of reasons why I thought doctors would want to support a CMS implementation which included better customer service, and better patient care. This list was then given to the partner on the team who was also an MD. He took this list to his colleagues and they rejected all of my reasons. They told him, what they and others like them, had not been willing to tell non-doctors. So they told our MD why they were opposed to CMS systems in very honest terms. For example, most doctors not...