Twitter & Collaborative Action … via Tag!

As I contemplated what to share in my next blog post, something compelling happened; I was tagged. Yes, this is like the game we used to play as kids, and then played with our kids, etc…but with mental rather than physical energy.

This Tag is being “played” in Twitter, a social networking site bring short bites re: current thoughts, info and happenings. I was tagged via Twitter by Sharlyn Lauby at HR Bartender.

There’s something to learn from this! The addition of expectation of someone I like and respect helped me take that next step to action. And this simple game is a good display of collaboration. I’ll be sharing links to benefit others, tagging someone to do the same with a virtual handshake to promote an interest we share: helping people find the right fit w/work and perform at their best.

Was the action productive? My thoughts are mixed on that, just as they are mixed on social networking in general. Og Mandino in his 1970’s book “The Greatest Secret in the World” points to a disclosure by a great salesman, George Severance, who tracked his time and found, when looking back, that “If a business day is a social success, it has been a business failure.” Is this statement simply outdated? Tell me what you think about this! I’ll share my thoughts in the next post. For this post, let me finish up what I promised…

Following the “tagging rules,” I must:

  • Link to the original tagger(s), and list these rules on my blog.
  • Share 7 facts about myself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of my post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

Below are 7 random facts about me:

  1. From age 13+ I cooked the dinners for the family, sewed many of my own clothes, sold crafts and gave them as gifts, and made my first college furniture. And…I enjoyed it.
  2. I will dress for work even when working from a home office (my Mom is from the South; I’ve followed her put-together lead, it seems)
  3. My sense of justice can overtake me at times. It’s “doing the right things right” x1000.
  4. Snow skiing is my favorite activity (I’ve not been in years, but am booked for 09). A typical day involves laughing out loud.
  5. People used to pay me to sing. Now they pay me to speak. I love both.
  6. I can make any space, inside or out, welcoming.
  7. My daughter Emily is my most shining reflection of a job well done.

I’m tagging:

  1. Marla Tabaka at OnePersonBusiness(Twitter: @MarlaTabacka) Marla really gets to the WIIFM for her clients. Marla focuses on small business, yet her insight will resonate with any leader who needs the right people around them.
  2. Colin Beveridge at ColinBeveridge (Twitter: @ColinBeveridge) Colin focuses on CIOs and “truly effective information systems.”
  3. Matt “Boom” Daniel CheckSixTV or collaborative-action guest postMatt brings military-style collaborative action to businesses, to improve team and leader effectiveness.
  4. Susan Mayginnes with guest post soon to Collaborative-Action Susan helps leaders and their companies improve communication, leading to better org responsiveness and innovation
  5. Julie Fogg at JulieFoggM3 (Twitter:@julieblue)Julie is committed to multi-disciplinary teamwork in her voice/data services company
  6. Patti Dobrowolski at BigTips (Twitter @PDobrowolski) Patti is a strategist, guiding leaders to better visualize their strategy for the organization, and bring it to life via graphic recording
  7. John Hagerman with guest post Dec 08 Collaborative-Action (also see John ensures operational effectiveness within a company that thrives on connection and collaboration

I look forward to all your posts! Best Regards.

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