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Introduction to LinkedIn Business Networking

12. Juni 2018

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I use LinkedIn as my professional Business Networking Platform – since May 2011. In 2016 I started various tests, where I could find more value in this platform, other than „just being there“ and getting mails from people selling something, headhunters or advertisements (back than).

Maybe it helps you too, to get started or to enhance the value of your profile.


Today I have more than 3800 contacts and 4400 followers, my articles reached a total of about 50k viewers – far away from being a „real influencer“ but good enough to share some experience.

Main learning:

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#Invitation to re-focus

12. Mai 2018

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In Life we focus on the obvious, the „sharp“ things, the ones we can describe, have a name for, we can measure.
Like in #technology this (reduced) view on the measurable/improvable stuff might be a bad mistake?
What if we look what is behind, what is around and in between?
I have the feeling, that we focus too much on the „dead“ stuff – making us become like machines, instead of widening our views, get blurry, dive into feelings, more holistic observing with more than our „typical“ senses.

This is an invitation to re-focus … along those photos. Try to look at the pictures in between, where I removed the „topic“ to expose you to the „space in between“ -maybe that is what really counts, what makes live human…


Facts versus Feeling
click through album on Flickr

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The best hiking boots won’t take HR to Mars!

15. April 2018

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April 14th 2018 – translation of  this post by Sebastian Kolberg

The DGFP invites you to think about the future of HR in a blog parade. I am happy to participate in the discussion as a basis for the conference on 3-4 May, which will take place in parallel – and in conjunction with re:publica.

DGFPc18 Blogparade

 

The core question is: Why should someone take HR on a mission to Mars? A beautiful image that makes the digital transformation and the necessary „DenkRaumErweiterung“ (means: „Think beyond the common frame“) clear. My provocative thesis:

 

The best hiking boots don’t take HR to Mars!

 

It should be […]

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Celine Schillinger – One Human at a time

9. Februar 2018

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Celine Schillinger

Celine Schillinger

What a great leading change summary from Celine Schillinger (Twitter: @CelineSchill) in her #WeNeedSocial Blog – covering the Top Ten Change enablers:

One Human at a Time
  1. Change is a journey, not a destination
  2. Change is done with people, not to people
  3. Change management is not project management
  4. Organizations often address change at the wrong level
  5. The system strikes back
  6. It’s really hard (but necessary) to unlearn
  7. Resist the temptation to change others
  8. Always look forward
  9. Organizations are living systems, not machines
  10. To change a culture, social media is a superpower

I can not agree more and highly recommend reading and SHARING this valuable post in your networks!

By the way Celine is also part of the great global Change Agents WorldWide Network:

Change Agents Worldwide

Change Agents Worldwide

MerkenMerken

MerkenMerken

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GUIDE role sketch note

2. Februar 2018

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We are educating about 1.000 colleagues to become GUIDEs for our current (digital) Transformation project.

2012, when we started the first GUIDE network to implement Enterprise Social Media, it took us quite some effort to build trust for this new role and find about 400 colleagues worldwide. Seems like the reputation is still echoing… this time with an updated concept, we have more than 2.000 nominees already.

Two weeks ago, we started our first of 15 regional GUIDE education camps – 5 days each.

For many it is still a challenge, not to just learn tools, but soft skills, change methods and all about networking, WOL and values based collaboration. […]

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#nextlearning @Continental

28. Januar 2018

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Within the last years we developed a holistic approach for #leadingChange #nextLearning and #relevantCommunication – In my current project, I have the opportunity to bring all that to the next level on greater scale (150000 employees, 50 countries)

Here is a SWAY presentation with an overview and first details about our journey. This should also answer some questions on how to deal with todays demands in complexity, constantly changing frame conditions („evergreen“) and driving a diversity respecting adoption:


This post is also part of the blog parade #nextlearning formats in organizations

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Twitter for beginners – an introduction

27. Dezember 2017

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TWITTER ?

27.12.2017 – translation of my post from 2015 translated by Sebastian Kolberg

What is Twitter? What’s that good for? How does that work? …. “But I don’t want to tell you everything about myself… that doesn’t matter anyway… it’s just nonsense… I can’t do anything with it…” > Questions and sentences I come across very often.

I myself have been watching Twitter for over a year before I registered there in February 2009. To my question at that time: „How does it work?“ I got the answer: „You will only understand this when you have written 1000 tweets“ – at that time an unimaginable number – or period of time.

Currently I have written more than 14300 messages, shared more than 1400 pictures and am quite happy about more than 3200 followers.

Twitter Profil Harald Schirmer

Twitter Profil Harald Schirmer

https://twitter.com/haraldschirmer

Twitter will soon be 12 years old – that’s why I would like to give a short overview or an introduction to Twitter in this article: (which often happens verbally – but the topic can’t be explained in a few minutes, making it more efficient and sustainable here in a blog post)

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What is my contribution to a better world?

2. Dezember 2017

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Careful with such a „soft“ topic in a logic driven world! No, not at all.

In this post I want to share some of my personal background, why I think it is very important to not only spend time to understand latest technology, but also working on our #kindness

Let’s build a future together,
in which we actually want to live in!

I want to contribute to the actions of actionforhappiness.orgmaybe you want to join making our world a bit better by being kind.

Some Background:

Technology is pushing us into a future, which only very little people […]

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Continental goes New Work Style

17. Oktober 2017

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Currently I am one of the two project leads for our Office 365 – New Work Style. As I promised to „work out loud“ and as a return for the great support from my networks, here is our Team and Project Introduction Video about our implementation and adoption journey.


https://youtu.be/fVxhbuoamYI 
The global Digital Transformation Project […]

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Feedback = Engagement

10. Mai 2017

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One power of social media is in the ease of sharing feedback in many forms. We still see many people struggling with a simple „Thank You“ – which (quite some time ago) I gathered my experience and made a personal, practical feedback recommendation guide. The „features“ needed for this are extremely simple to operate and are available on any! social platform.

feedback by harald-schirmer.de

Maybe that is also helpful for you:

So, how to give Feedback in (Enterprise) Social Media?

… by showing appreciation, asking questions also critical feedback is great or saying „Thank You“ or „Well done“ …this is so engaging! Also supporting with your profession or competence to further develop the content is a great feedback. (see also Working Out Loud)

In the „digital world“ (LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, XING, Connect, Yammer, Jive and any other social platform) it works exactly in the same way – and since we work globally together, in a virtual environment you can choose from the following „engagement“ levels: […]

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