My long-time virtual friend Miki Saxon has finally started blogging at MAPping Company Success. She labels herself quite a Luddite, and tends to be very resistant to new technology. Of course, I’ve always found that incredibly ironic, since she and I have only known each other virtually, and some of my first interaction with her was through her weekly hosted online chat sessions. She was also one of the first people to take my Virtual Handshake course a couple of years ago.
I’ve been encouraging her to write a blog for a long time, since she’s such a great writer, and I wasn’t disappointed. She writes on company culture, employee motivation, communications, hiring and retention. Here’s a selections of some of my favorite recent posts:
- Smart or stupid? Your choice! on the downside of multitasking
- Don’t hide bad news! on handling communicating bad news to your employees
- What people want… on what people really want from “corporate culture”
- 8 drop dead points to hiring – Miki’s “If you learn nothing else…” about hiring
- Grass roots innovation on how a wiki can encourage bottom-up innovation
Miki’s blog is especially targeted at executives, senior managers and board members, but there’s a little something there for everyone. It’s also a great example of how a blog can be used by consultants to showcase your expertise and increase your reach.