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New Year… New Chapter

This year I will begin a new chapter in my professional life. I’m not exactly sure how it will unfold, but I am working on making room to pursue new opportunities by scaling back on my commitment to Denovati.
 

Season’s Greetings!

Here's wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and good fortune in the New Year.
 

Digital Leadership Education: Has Its Time Finally Come?

Recent opportunities for The Denovati Group may be an indication that we’re finally approaching a tipping point when it comes to digital leadership education, training that can help current and aspiring leaders at all levels better prepare themselves for today’s digital realities and their digital futures. In this article I underscore the need for these programs and offer some thoughts on what they should include and how they should be delivered.
 

Introducing South Loop Living

The Denovati Group has recently assumed full responsibility for managing the digital activities of a start-up called South Loop Living, a group that celebrates the heart, soul and energy of the Near South Side of Chicago. This project enables us to develop, implement, and showcase best practices in digital engagement. In this article we introduce South Loop Living and provide links to its main digital presences.
 

Denovati SMART Resources…. Get Smarter

Denovati SMART Resources include articles, white papers, research reports, images, and other materials that provide both conceptual and tactical Digital Era guidance for individuals and organizations. They address relevant trends and issues, platforms and tools, and other Digital Era realities and phenomena. They are organized into categories and sub-categories based on their focus
 

New Overtime Compensation Rule: Digital Work Implications

President Obama and the Department of Labor have announced a new overtime compensation rule (effective December 1, 2016) that will make millions more workers in the United States eligible for overtime compensation. This article adds a digital dimension to the discussions about the change and offers some guidance to employers about what the current and proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements mean for them (as well as for managers and employees).
 

Today is Denovati’s 7th B’Anniversary!

The Denovati Group unofficially began with the establishment of a LinkedIn group on May 21, 2009 and was officially branded Denovati on May 21, 2013. The journey over the past seven years has been interesting, with lots of unexpected twists and turns, but I've never lost sight of the importance of helping individuals and organizations understand and adapt to Digital Era realities. Here's to the next seven years...
 

Our SMART-est Resources on Digital Transformation

A recent review of Denovati SMART Articles revealed that our most popular content falls into two categories: conceptual and tactical pieces on the digital transformation of organizations, and practical insights and how-to guidance on leveraging social and digital technologies. Here are links to our most-read resources on digital transformation.
 

Getting Your Digital House in Order in 2016

Another new year has begun. Is your digital house in order? The Denovati Group can help. In this piece we share updated guidance on digital resolutions that people should make - and keep! - in 2016. Through our Digital Coaching and SMART Solutions consulting services, we can enable both individuals and organizations reach their goals by leveraging social and digital technology more efficiently and effectively.
 

Checking in and Season’s Greetings!

As 2015 winds to a close, I take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone who has made this year interesting, exciting, and fully charged. It’s been a great adventure, and I’ve learned a lot!
 

Thoughts and Guidance on Leveraging LinkedIn

Leveraging LinkedIn effectively is a never-ending challenge for both individuals and organizations. If you think it's just you, rest assured you're not alone. Here are links to SMART Articles that address the complexities of three LinkedIn features: company pages, the activity stream, and LinkedIn groups. Access to additional LinkedIn and social media resources is also provided.
 

Can We Measure Social Media Sophistication? If So, How?

Can we validly and reliably measure social media sophistication? In Part 2 of a two-part essay, I share my perspective on the challenges in trying to create a universal measure, and offer some thoughts on what a tool to measure social media sophistication might include. The thoughts and perspectives of others are welcome.
 

New Dimensions of Leadership for the Digital Era

There are five new dimensions of leadership necessary for success in the Digital Era. This article provides a summary of these dimensions, along with related action items. A fuller description of the dimensions and recommendations is available via TD Magazine, in both text and audio (podcast) formats.
 

Should We Try to Measure Social Media Sophistication?

Should there be a scientific measure of social media sophistication? In Part 1 of a two-part essay, I share my perspective on whether understanding social media sophistication is important and whether there’s value in trying to create a universal measure to assess it. The perspective of others is welcome.
 

Thoughts and Guidance on Digital Era Careers

Graduation season often inspires people to contemplate what the next chapter in their own lives should be, including reflecting on their careers to determine how well equipped they are for the future and whether (and how) they need to change course. Here's a quick reference to Denovati SMART articles and related pieces that offer guidance on how to manage a career in the Digital Era, including searching for jobs.
 

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