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Are Your Inspirational Social Media Posts Hurting Your Career? November 1, 2017

Posted by Richard E. Ward in Jobs, Work & Careers.
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“Are your inspirational social media posts hurting your career?” According to Judith Humphreys the answer is a resounding ‘YES”.

As the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Humphrey Group, a premier leadership communications firm headquartered in Toronto, whose business teaches global clients how to communicate as confident, compelling leaders I suspect that she knows what she is talking about.

It's always in your better interest. Judith Humphrey

Humphrey says:

“Your Inspirational Social Media Posts Are Hurting Your Career.
It’s a lot harder to sound thoughtful and articulate than to tweet a Mark Twain quote. Real leaders don’t sound like tear-off calendars.

If you’re a leader or trying to become one, some degree of ongoing “personal branding” activity is inevitable. That often creates pressure to post something new to your social channels on a regular basis–and therein lies the risk.

The easiest thing to do might be to share pithy slogans purporting to deliver quick hits of inspiration. After all, it’s your job as a leader or aspiring leader to motivate others, right? Right! But your #MotivationalMonday tweet or Instagram post with a Gandhi quotation might be backfiring without you realizing it. Here’s why, and how to avoid those fluffy expressions.

Read her article Your “Inspirational” Social Media Posts Are Hurting Your Career where she explains clearly that:

It’s a lot harder to sound thoughtful and articulate than to tweet a Mark Twain quote. Real leaders don’t sound like tear-off calendars.

Find her article on Fast Company.

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Reorganizing my blogs and websites April 2, 2017

Posted by Richard E. Ward in Musings.
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I made a decision – again – in early March to review my blogs and websites with the goal in mind of reorganizing and consolidating them.

I had originally made this decision more than a year ago. But things got pushed aside by a couple of projects that I got involved with in Toronto, in Chinatown, with my friend Amy. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as the timing was not right. And then I got quite ill. But now that I am on the mend it is time to dive in and get going.

I have been reorganizing things around richardeward.com – this blog, my personal blog – and tydbytes.com, my company blog.

As things progress I will make updates. For instance I have already implemented a few changes to how I am using social media such as Twitter and Google+. There has been quite a learning curve for me there it turned out.

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