Category Archives: Responsibility

What I Believe…

Sun and CloudsSomething is coming together these days.  Last year, we got a new pope, one who is shocking the world with simple messages of tolerance and compassion.  Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that it is okay for town meetings to include prayer.  I’m feeling the rumblings of something, breezing through the social fabric.  It’s like a gathering storm of faith, after a long drought where intellectuals disdained religion.  So I think it’s time to talk about something I’ve been thinking about for a long time… What I believe.

This is not the most personal thing I’ve ever written.  But it is (so far) the most personal thing I’ve ever posted here. Continue reading

Social Media at Work: How Much is Too Much?

Social Media at Work Dec 2013It amazes me how often this question arises among millennials:  How much time is too much for social media at work?

Social media is like having real friends.  If you spent your entire work day socializing in the break room or chatting on your phone… well, you would get fired.

So seriously, how much time is enough?  How much is too much? Continue reading

The Time-Vamp of Social Media

Cell Phone Ignore November 2013 MedI heard a great question the other day:  “How much time can you spend on social media without neglecting work or family?”

Think of it this way: Social media is like having real friends.  Let’s consider work first.  If you spent your entire work day socializing in the break room or chatting on your phone… well, you would get fired.  It’s good to be friendly with the people you work with – you should spend 10-20% of your work day networking with people in your company or industry.  But, except for brief check-ins for making plans, non-work “friends” should be addressed in your non-work time.

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