Marcia Conner

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Advice for Executives: Get Some Sleep!

Our lack of sleep deprives us of the capacity to excel. There was a time I chose to sleep only a few hours a night. I commuted between continents for months and then from the East Coast to West Coast each week for years. Habits included late night reading, early morning email, and thirty...

years without a nap. I believed I could achieve higher productivity by simply sleeping less. Now I chase after sleep like fireflies: enthusiastically but with little sparkle the next day. I have a young son and a husband with restless legs. I also have a new company about to launch and another fall season on the road... [read more]

Advice for Executives: Get Some Sleep!

Social Business by the Numbers

Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk? In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business, many people have asked for pointers to interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. While it’s easy to think of social business as social media-like tools for use...

inside of a company, I mean it to imply the larger opportunity to connect people, information, and actionable insights. That can begin within a company, and often stretches outside any one organization’s walls to connect with the people the business serves. My aim will be to update this list as I discover more numbers that make... [read more]

Social Business by the Numbers

Are Employees Twittering Away Productivity?

As the enterprise microsharing market (aka “Twitter inside Business”) grows, I hear from skeptical leaders befuddled by this trend, wanting to be reassured their people aren’t simply wasting time. Here are specific questions I’ve received and how I respond to each. Question: How can all of this yammering be good for business and my...

bottom line? Answer: In tough economical times, business managers seem to become critical of every activity even those generating the energy required for success. Break down the hype you have about what fosters your competitive advantage and you may come to realize your only lasting competitive advantage is the ability to learn and apply the right... [read more]

Are Employees Twittering Away Productivity?
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