I just got internet service after being without for about a week. Moving is a drain! As a result, I am woefully behind in sharing a few important links with you. Stuff that is happening that you should check out. Yes, yes, I know that places like Starbucks have free wifi and that my excuse seems quite lame. But did I mention that I have been moving? I have had no time to lallygag at my local coffee shop.
This first share is very time sensitive with a 10/11 deadline. Pal and fellow blogger and brain expert Ellen Weber is doing a webinar for ASTD called, Revolutionize Your Next Meeting. A webinar about meetings from a brain expert? Hmmm, that's gotta be interesting! See more here. The webinar is on Thursday, 10/11 at 1pm Eastern Time. Oh, and it's FREE! Check it out here.
Speaking of ASTD, I have been meaning to tell you about a new community of practice for managers and leaders they launched called Workforce Development. As you know, I have been a member and actively involved with ASTD for years. They are a great organization with a lot of resources that can benefit managers. Check out the new community here - you can get some great stuff for free and also become a member to access very well produced and helpful learning resources and management training and development. And here is guest blog post of mine they put up called, Managerial Moments of Truth.
This next share is WAY overdue. I feel guilt! I have shared the work of Raj Setty before. He is an amazing thinker and fellow author and blogger. He is one of the most creative and determined people I know. He recently published a book called, Blogtastic! Growing and Making a Difference Through Blogging. Check it out here. In this book Raj has assembled lessons learned from dozens of bloggers including yours truly. If you have an interest in blogging - or just writing or communication in general, I think you will enjoy this. Oh, and check out the site for the book even if you don't want to blog. It is a great example of how to build an engaging product, book, site, and community together. Unless your business targets subsistence farmers living off the grid, there is something to learn here.
Here is one more share. My new puppy dogs! About a month ago we suffered the loss of our faithful dog Pako, who died of heart failure at the age of 13. We are dog people (and cat people) so we decided to adopt again from our local wonderful shelter (CAP, great place here in Houston). We are happy to welcome Hazel and Max to the family (the cats are not yet so thrilled). Here they are!
Hazel, 2.5 years old- a sweetie pie who loves to play.
MAX, 7 years old - We also call him "Houdini" because he can get into and out of everything!