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Inside the IBM Engagement Center
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Fighting Our Creativity Crisis
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 91
Innovate, Understand, Engage
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Engaging the Emerging Leaders
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 46
IBM InterConnect Session Teasers
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Be the Sheep
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Innovate, Understand, Engage
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 96
Fighting Our Creativity Crisis
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 91
3 Tips to Get Big Things Done with Connectional Intelligence
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Be the Sheep
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 52
IBM InterConnect Session Teasers
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 52
Get Excited Because the Future Is Now
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 48
Engaging the Emerging Leaders
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 46
Generation Us
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 44
Bring Your Social Values to Work
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Inside the IBM Engagement Center
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 10:01a   Colleen Burns
A ConnectED Special: Inside the IBM Engagement Center The AskJim Podcast: Providing answers to user questions about IBM Connections In this episode, in a special miniseries of live podcasts from IBM ConnectED 2015, we are joined by Seth Marquart who shares insights on the IBM Engagement Center, an interactive social analytics console which enables organizations to see what’s happening across social platforms, and interact with that data to drill down and gain meaningful insight
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3 Tips to Get Big Things Done with Connectional Intelligence
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 8:09a   Colleen Burns
When we measure relationships in the digital world, much of the focus is on quantity. How many Facebook likes does my company have? How many retweets did we get? How many page views? I think the conversation needs to shift from quantity to quality. Building relationships that lead to meaningful change involves making the smart connections, getting the right people together, collecting the important data and using resources in the smartest way, not just attracting the most clicks. Simply building
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Fighting Our Creativity Crisis
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 11:41p   Colleen Burns
After listening to Louis Richardson’s IBM InterConnect session on “Facing Our Creativity Crisis,” I have never been so aware of how truly lucky I am. With greater pressure than ever before to be more productive than creative, and with the ever-growing fear of failure, we professionals are officially in a creativity crisis. This crisis has resulted in a growing number of disinterested, unfulfilled individuals sitting in conference rooms and cubicles throughout the
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Innovate, Understand, Engage
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 10:14a   Colleen Burns
At IBM InterConnect 2015, Andrew Warzecha, VP of Strategy at IBM, presented Data, Cloud, and Mobile/Social Engagement: IBM Software Group's Strategy. A topic as big as that might seem difficult to cover in a single conference session, but Warzecha summed up the strategy in three words: innovate, understand, engage. Truth be told, there’s an addendum to this three-word synopsis: “. . . backed by comprehensive security and seamless integration.” What it all boil
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Engaging the Emerging Leaders
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 3:27p   Colleen Burns
Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce. And that proportion will skew ever more in favor of the Millennial as time goes on. Given this, what are companies doing to engage Millennials and prepare them for leadership roles? Well, at least one company has their eye towards the future. I was selected to participate in a group of 40 Millennials from IBM and business partners as part of the IBM Emerging Leaders program. We gathered last week at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership
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IBM InterConnect Session Teasers
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 2:41p   Colleen Burns
We’re just a couple days away from IBM InterConnect 2015 and we wanted to remind you of some of the interesting sessions taking place in Las Vegas as part of the Systems of Engagement virtual track. Below you’ll find a couple videos by speakers for two of these sessions as well as the flyer for all of the track sessions. If you’ll be at the event in person, be sure to check out the sessions live. If you can’t make it to Vegas, stay tuned at this blog for
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Be the Sheep
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 2:22p   Colleen Burns
In the business world as in life we’re often told not to be a sheep – be a leader, not a follower! It’s easy to see how sheep got their docile reputation, but the animal is not given proper credit for its social prowess. After all, sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated – meaning they were savvy enough to enter into a mutually beneficial collaborative arrangement with their two-legged mammalian cousins. That was some out-of-the-box thinking
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Generation Us
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 11:40a   Colleen Burns
Prefers to work in a collaborative culture. Wants to solve social and environmental challenges in their career. Desires a pat on the back more often at work. Believes that work/life balance is important for successful employee engagement. Whom am I referring to in the above description? If you guessed the Millennial Generation, you are only partially correct. According to IBM’s new study of more than 1,750 employees from organizations around the world, the above characteristics des
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Bring Your Social Values to Work
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 2:47p   Colleen Burns
As much as has been made about the fact that all businesses are now social businesses, we still hear stories of companies that have failed in their social business endeavors, especially when it comes to building an integrated and holistic internal program. That’s because too many companies simply slap together an internal networking platform and command employees to use it. Instead, orgs should be taking the time to put together a solution that not only lets employees work with their c
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Get Excited Because the Future Is Now
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 8:03a   Colleen Burns
Entrepreneurs, this one’s for you. The future is exciting. We are living in a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity. People are more connected than ever before. Technologies like wearable devices and the Internet of Things are enabling us to have a more frictionless experience within the internet referred to as the Pervasive Web, where your world will soon be measuring and intuitively reacting to your lifestyle, your desires, your needs. You have the information of the wor




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