8 Posts (in exchange) for Your Consideration

You probably haven’t read the hundreds of posts on this blog. I wouldn’t expect anyone (other than me) to do that. But because of the reverse chronology of blogs, there may be posts you’d find valuable buried back in the archives. Here are a few.

  1. 7 Reasons No One Likes Your Ideas
    Want to know why your great idea never took flight? (See reason #5)  Apparently this hit a chord with lots of folks. By far the most popular post on my blog, this article has been translated into multiple languages and posted on several other blogs and websites.
  2. Conspiracy vs. Collaboration
    This is a quick hit on a topic that has grown even more popular… collaboration. The best teams I have seen or worked with have always had collaboration at their core. Mario Calvo at Red Convive posted his thoughts in Spanish and even translated the the graphics as well.
  3. Pull! 10 Signs You’re Shooting Down Good Ideas.
    We have all been in environments where ideas were shot down left-and-right. Maybe in some cases, we were the ones doing the shooting. How do you know when you’re repressing others’ good ideas?
  4. Hollerin’
    Reaching way back to 2007 for this one. This post is pulled from a presentation I gave at Tulsa TechFest that year. The theme of my presentation was Word of Mouth Marketing (before it was used as commonly as it is today). The proverb at the end still works, even if it’s a bit corny.
  5. Angels in the Marble
    A more recent and succinct post on finding masterpieces inside our work. Some of us have to dig more than others.
  6. One Idea Forward, Two Opinions Back
    Another quick hit, this time about the difference between ideas and opinions.
  7. A Flash of the Gatekeeper’s Sword
    In 2005, we were already talking about the worries of Net Neutrality. That worry hasn’t gone away.
  8. Slide 247
    This remains the only PowerPoint slide I’ve ever had framed. Yes, I actually got this framed. I’m a bit of a Tom Peters fanboy, so this meant a lot to me. It still does.

Maybe you have a thought on one of these, or you just want to vote on your favorite. I would love to hear from you.

You’re the reason I write, so here’s your turn to speak up and let me know what would you like more of. Or what can I do less of.

The ball’s in your court. What say YOU?

Dustin Staiger is a business and marketing coach in Houston, TX. He addresses team and individual effectiveness, marketing, communications and creativity for smaller, entrepreneurial organizations as well as large enterprises.

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