Most of my work is as a trainer where I'm teaching workshops on leadership skills for emerging leaders, self-care, social media strategy, train the trainers, and networks/data. I am also an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, where I teach a course for graduate students on network strategy and networked leadership skills. A big part of teaching is curating resources which requires scanning through different sources, evaluating, and sharing the … [Read more...] about A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources
This year I took off a full two weeks during the holiday, spending time with family on the Big Island on a coffee farm and mostly offline. I didn't do a complete unplug, as we're so dependent on the Internet for information in navigate our daily lives, which is a huge change since I first got online in 1993. And, now with those beautiful sunsets behind me, I look ahead to 2015. I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year. These include a review of the year’s … [Read more...] about Happy New Year: What's Your Theme for the Year?
I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year. These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and two techniques that help you focus on your goals: Peter Bregman’s theme for the year, and Chris Brogan’s “My Three Words .” I also throughout the month of January review my work routines and systems and redesign or tweak to improve productivity. Rituals and routines have many benefits for your personal effectiveness. They capitalize on our brains’ ability to … [Read more...] about Happy New Year: What's Your Theme for the Year?
Click to See Larger Image and Scroll Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. It was wonderful to see colleagues in the room and online, reflect on the work, and talk about next steps. Kathy Reich, Director of Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, write up this … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Celebrating Beth's Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation
This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar. I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong. During my four years as Visiting Scholar with the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness program I ended up writing two books with fabulous co-authors, Alison … [Read more...] about Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST