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Social Engagement

The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A growing number of artists are looking to socially engaged art practices, questioning the idea that a fulfilling life and career based upon economics and collectability as their sole rubric demands re-examination.

Gary Vaynerchuk's New Book Is A Knockout For Social Media Managers

Melanie Deziel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Melanie Deziel

Social engagement managers fear a lot of things: typos; dead links; people asking if you "just tweet for a living"; and tweeting from the wrong account in Tweetdeck, or worse, on mobile late some Friday night... But if there's one thing we don't have to fear anymore, it's building our following and justifying our job's importance, thanks to Gary Vaynerchuck's new book, "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook."

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Given advances in imaging technology, we now know that the brain is affected by every experience, thought and emotion.

Are You Social or Anti-Social?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Scott MacFarland

What I see and experience in today's young kids, and even young professionals is that they just can't seem to engage in a conversation, let alone keep it going without peeking at the 3.3" screen that is beckoning them to disengage from life.

LinkedIn: Thanks for the Endorsement, Do I Know You?

Daniel Newman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Daniel Newman

Linkedin Endorsements... Stupid? Yes, I know. Well, sort of. Like you, perhaps, I see the potential. In a world where likes, retweets and pins have replaced a lot of genuine interaction, everyone wants a shortcut and it doesn't mean that the interaction is less meaningful.

The Real Challenge for Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Collective Impact holds great promise for our communities to create sustainable solutions. Leaders will need to be more collaborative, inclusive, asset-based, committed to learn, and accountable to implement this approach effectively.

The Digital Age and Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Today's college student has lived his or her entire life in the wired world. Our college students rely on online and social media portals for almost all sources of information appearing to trade depth for breadth.

'I Want To Be Part Of A Generation That Doesn't Lose Steam'

Michelle Castellanos | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen
Michelle Castellanos

My generation has to pick up where the previous one left off. Not only do we have to fix the problems of our generation, but we also have to finish what the boomers started.

Leveraging Online Activity Into Offline Action

Dan P. Morrison | Posted 07.08.2012 | Detroit
Dan P. Morrison

I want good old-fashioned online activity to inspire people to do something in the real world. Let's get social. Doing good has never been so much fun.

It's the People, Stupid: A Perspective on What Hasn't Yet Been Written About Detroit

Rishi S. Jaitly | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Rishi S. Jaitly

Essays and articles abound about our city these days (go ahead, add this one to the pile). We pontificate with an eye on business activity and an artistic renaissance. But how often do we take a human perspective?

The Internet Grows Up: Goodbye Messy Adolescence

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.16.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The Internet has matured to the point where our online and our offline lives have merged. We're leaving behind worshiping at the altar of algorithms and entering a brave new world of community, connections and engagement.

PHOTOS: How To Sustain A Pro Bono Design Practice

An Xiao Mina | Posted 07.10.2011 | Arts
An Xiao Mina

In the two years since Matthew Manos founded A Very Nice Design Studio, the firm has worked for clients as diverse as a Canadian high school and the UN. About 3/4 of their work is pro-bono.

Engage To Be Engaging

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin DeSoto

Social Media is about social engagement. So how can all of us be more effective online? 1. Participate in social networks 2. Help moderate forums a...

Racist Rhetoric on a Scrap of Paper

Emilie Townes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Emilie Townes

We often hide behind such phrases as "culture wars" or "clash of civilizations." These phrases make it far too easy for us to shrug our shoulders, build higher walls, dig deeper trenches, and refuse to examine why we seem to have an ever-growing fear of each other.