Relationship Roundup

This week in the Roundup, employee social media training, the strength in a soft approach, silent interview killers, celebrities’ social mastery, and a pulse check on how in touch you are with your co-workers realities.

Social media training – Corporations are discovering they have a new communication crisis arising from employees’ unfettered use of social media. The Gap’s new social media policy could provide some best practices and a guide for organizations facing similar challenges. Read more here http://bit.ly/zr15cB.

Being soft doesn’t mean you’re a softy – CEO’s adept at utilizing their empathy skills in addition to their technical skills have an advantage in motivating employees to reach the company’s goals. Read CEO of Korn/Ferry International Gary Burnison’s Fast Company blog post here http://bit.ly/wU966x.

Silent but deadly body language – Our body language speaks volumes that we may not be consciously aware of. In this CBS Moneywatch article, five body language gestures that can make or break an interview. Read the article here http://bit.ly/yYA4N6.

Learn from the masters of intimacyAd Age Digital makes a good point when they pose the question “What can big brands learn about social media from Chris Brown?” The fallen/risen megastars’ Twitter following overshadows the combined following of several large corporate brands. Read http://bit.ly/yxIZQv.

Being truly in touch – The key to advancing relationships is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. In the workplace that translates to understanding the reality of your co-workers daily experience. Seems most who answered this Smart Brief poll consider themselves really good at that. Where do you rank? Review the poll here http://bit.ly/yjkwY0.

Kibibi Springs is myGreenlight’s Community Director.

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