Everyone needs a Paul and a Timothy (or several of each). That is, we all need to be learning from mentors and mentoring learners. There is always someone ahead of us and always someone just behind us. It is the role and responsibility of a leader to give another leader a lift.
Social… media. Media either exists or it doesn’t. Making media social is the trick, isn’t it? We’re on the verge of burning people out on the phrase, but I can’t seem to come up with any great alternatives. Nonetheless, rather than focus on social media as a career, or even as a discipline unto itself, we absolutely must hang on to the underlying principles.
I recently wrote an article for bloggers about whether or not we can afford to ignore Google Buzz. Since writing that article shortly after Buzz’s public release, I’ve really come to value certain aspects of it as a sharing platform.