Tag Archives: Career

Likability matters? You betcha.

Authenticity: To be more likable, behave in a way that feels natural and comfortable, rather than stiff or self-absorbed:  (via WSJ/Kyle T.Webster)

Think that Yammer, Jive, and all these new-fangled badges and flair going around you at the office is just a bunch of Gen-Y and/or Millennial nonsense?  Better get with the program… and learn how to be likable online.  It just may be the difference that gets you a promotion or raise.

From the WSJ: “…Social networking also places a premium on likability. More employers track employees’ likability on in-house social networks and chat services. They recruit those who are trusted and well-liked to spread information or push through changes. Some companies take these employees’ social clout into account when handing out raises and promotions…”

via Why Likability Matters More at Work – WSJ.com.

Too late to start?

Apparently not, even for those of us sitting between Robin Chase and Ray Kroc on the spectrum:

never too late to start(via Funders and Founders)

Surviving a Conference Call – via WSJ.com

Personal experience has shown me that videoconferencing is more effective overall than the typical audio call.  How many times do your calls sound like this?


The Dreaded Conference Call

“Videoconferencing can solve some of the problems. The technology is increasingly inexpensive and easy to use, and a growing number of applications, such as Vidyo and Blue Jeans Network, can connect users on a variety of devices, including webcams, laptops, tablets or smartphones, says David Coleman, founder and managing director of Collaborative Strategies Inc., San Mateo, Calif.

The technology can create other challenges, though. Mr. Smith says participants who aren’t tech-savvy often consume valuable meeting time getting used to unfamiliar systems.”

via Surviving a Conference Call – WSJ.com.