We need to make relationships the guiding principle in our communications.
Image by Sabrintha Linda You know the old glass is half full metaphor. Well, that applies to the way we talk about and critique others. We can support the strong points someone offers, or we can tear them up. This is particularly true of teams, communities and other group activities. Harvard Business Review ran a great piece by Rosabeth Kanter a few months ago about creating a positive culture of respect. “Winners can maintain high aspirations and act generously toward others,” said Kanter. “Losers are more likely to blame others and disdain them as mediocre, creating a culture of finger-pointing and infighting.” Geoff Livingston on Google+
“Spreading your content across multiple networks will now directly impact your Klout score. As on Twitter, our underlying premise for influence is not the number of friends or followers you have, but your ability to drive action. Create great content and engage with your network and you will see your Klout score continue to rise!” This is the message Klout sent my friend Maddie Grant and myself when we added Facebook to our score. Great to hear successful spamming is rewarded with a strong Klout score. Klout’s become a bit of a well-discussed defacto influence measure. But even though it takes a wide variety of mainstream social network measures — including retweeting, conversation, Facebook comments, and updates scores monthly — […]