Monday, March 31, 2008

Conversation. Links. Us. March Thanks!

Conversation does link us, and links fuel the conversation. And of course without conversation, a blog isn't blog at all. With this in mind, on the first of each month I'll continue my tradition of celebrating the conversation and those who contributed to it during the prior month by offering my profound thanks and posting links.

As I recall, I began my monthly thank yous after seeing David Maister do it. David has a terrific blog because he hosts a great conversation, due I'm sure in no small part to the fact that he faithfully expresses his gratitude to his participants each and every month. I appreciate the time you spend reading and commenting more than you possibly know. I also understand the time so many of you spend writing your own blogs, and I do my best to read and comment as I am able. One thing for sure is that every time I read your blogs, I always learn something new.

As you know, I only got started again on March 21st, so I'm extremely grateful to those of you who hopped on board so quickly. The list not only includes the names of people who left comments/trackbacks, but also several others who were generous enough to announce the return of CSI/Season 2 through their own blog posts/tweets. I look forward to many great conversations ahead! Thank you to:

Todd Andrlik, Kami Huyse, Scott Baradell, Sherrilynne Starkie, Steve Cody, John Koetsier, TechnoTwists, Michelle Golden, Katherine Howbrook, Martin Lynch, Chris Mitchell, Todd Defren, Patrick J. Lamb, Mark Ragan, Brian Keith, and Kelli Matthews.

If your name should be on this list for the month of March, please let me know, and I'll be sure to add you immediately. On to April!


  1. Thanks for the link, Leo.

    Just anecdotally, my favorite post from CSI, season 1 had to do with giving presentations. I use the quote: "Great presentation, just don't be so selfish next time" when I talk to my students about making client pitches and presentations. I can't even remember what the whole post was about now, but that quote, and the reason for it, has stuck with me.

    Congrats on the new blog (and the new degree)! Look forward to reading more.

  2. Kelli, that story came from my friend Toni Louw, who I consider the best presentation coach/strategic new business consultant in the business. I've been thinking about reposting a few pieces from Season 1. I'll see to it that the one you mentioned is among the first. Thanks!

  3. Leo

    I read an interesting article in the Hartford (CT) Business Journal from Dale Dauten. Speaks to the job seeker/hiring employer, but has transfer value to the client service/agency relationship.

    Employers/clients want to know what you can do different...and a reinforcement on the topic of followship vs. leadership.

    Here's the link....



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