5 Managers From Hell (and Lessons You Can Learn)

Managers from Hell

We’ve all had managers who were tough to work for. Many of us have also been managers ourselves. For those who are managers now, do you think you’re easy to work for? Take a look at these 5 types (and the real life stories that inspired them) and see if you’re one. Are you… The […]

Why the Death Star Failed: 10 Reasons (Infographic)

Project management failures death star

So why did those Death Stars fail? Was it technical, materials, leadership or something else? See this entertaining infographic to learn about the project management failures that led to the demise of both Death Stars (yes, there were two). Infographic via Wrike Project Management Solutions

The 10 Essential Elements of a Content Engine

The 10 Essential Elements of a Content Engine

Content marketing is a critical component of your company’s marketing strategy. In order to be successful marketing with engaging, educational or entertaining content, it’s essential that you have a “content engine” in place. What’s a Content Engine? A content engine is the people, processes and tools that deliver high quality, targeted and consistent content in […]

Can Introverts Really Network At Events? 8 Lessons From #CMWorld Chat

Can Introverts Succeed at Networking at Events?

I was recently at Content Marketing World 2014 and had the opportunity to meet a few influencers in the online marketing space (broadly including content marketing, SEO, social media, business blogging and online advertising). Most of them were conference speakers. Some of them were prior online connections who I introduced myself to and a couple […]

Standing Out In a World of Content Overload #CMWorld 2014 Takeaways

Standing Out In a World of Content Overload #CMWorld 2014 Takeaways

After attending Content Marketing World 2014, it’s become clear to me that we’re going to have a lot more companies marketing with content going forward. In addition, current content marketers will produce more content as well as better content (making it harder to stand out for all of us). Here are my takeaways from Content […]

Revving Up Your Content Engine for Better Content Marketing

Revving Up Your Content Enigine #contentmarketing

Your company’s Content Engine supports your content marketing strategy. Without a repeatable approach to content, your strategy will move too slowly to make significant traction in the market. I was honored to be the featured guest for Atomic Chat on Monday to talk about Content Engines. If you missed it, here are highlights of the […]

5 Keys To Forming New Productivity Habits

Productivity Habit Tips

Rather than fighting to do something each day, turning a good thing into a habit can pay serious dividends personally or professionally – for us as individuals or for a team. In this recent presentation, “Get Into The Habit” there are some valuable tips about turning important tasks into habits, including: Habit turns a task […]

6 Reasons Your Company’s Content Engine is Stalling Out

6 Reasons Your Company’s Content Engine is Stalling Out

Companies across various industries are rushing into the content marketing arena – developing content to spread awareness, to improve “findability” in search, to gain the trust of potential customers, and to extract contact information from prospects in order to initiate an ongoing relationship that will (hopefully) ring the register in the future. The “content engine” […]

7 Steps to Reworking a Broken Blog Post

7 Steps to Reworking a Broken Blog Post

Sometimes you’re halfway (or all the way) through a post and it’s just not working. It may be about the flow – it just seems to be all over the place or going in the wrong direction. In other cases it feels like the post is not really saying anything of value. In any of these […]

The Ultimate Crowdfunding Campaign Checklist (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Checklist

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds for a product, cause or artistic endeavor. But you need to treat the launch of a your crowdfunding project like a major campaign, which means that there are a lot of moving parts. Follow this detailed checklist for your crowdfunding campaign (and don’t forget to see this […]