Posted by KellyAnn on March 1, 2012 in From KellyAnn
Welcome to The Global Think Tank!!
Most of you don’t know that this site fell victim to a malware attack in the last few months of 2011. Since that time, the site was down for nearly 5 months. I’m so excited that I can once again bring you all the best features that the old site had. I have to completely recreate the site (which will take some time) and I will be adding some awesome new features. So stay tuned and check back often because I’ve really missed all of you!
Until then here are some great places to stay connected with me… oh, yeah. I own a company, Green & Global Media. So please lend a hand of support (it would be really awesome if you did!) .
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to being able to interact with you soon!
All the best,
Posted by KellyAnn on February 10, 2010 in LinkedIn
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This question was submitted by Andrew Ballenthin, a 1st tier connection on LinkedIn
My Public Answer:
I think that no matter what you’re doing, do it well. There’s something to be said for “doing your due diligence” regarding expenses, needs v. wants, efficiency, effectiveness, productivity (etc). A business plan is the most priceless business investment you’ll ever make. Then stick to it, and revamp it as necessary.
Right now the personal connections that people have, and the personal touches that a person can put on their business is what’s going to make them stand out more, and therefore attain what they’re seeking in their business. The days of the big business are winding down, and the wheel has come full circle. We are getting back to the days when entrepreneurialism was a very strong force in business.
I think that having a homebased business / office is a great idea, especially when it’s optimized. You can’t beat the commute, and you’re certainly doing your part for the environment because you’re not stuck on a highway for a daily commute. There are many advantages to having a business in your home, which if you’ve done it you know what they are.
The time and place that we’re all living in will either make or break us. I don’t think that it can get much worse than it already is. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources that we never had before. There’s no excuse for not being successful. We can do it, each and every one of us. Especially when we stick together with our strongest connections.
Rebrand, redefine, blog…do whatever you need to. You will always have the support of those closest to you. There are some great ideas here. I would suggest using your fellow group members as resources. There’s a good group here with some interesting diversity.
The most important thing that I can say is don’t give up and don’t give in.
Hope this helps!
This post was originally made on February 10, 2010 but was lost due to the malware attack which occurred in late 2011.
Posted by KellyAnn on December 29, 2009 in LinkedIn
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This question was submitted by Shameem Hiriyal, a 3rd tier connection on LinkedIn.
My Public Answer was selected as Best Answer:
The best Manager that I ever had embodied the following characteristics:
1. He was always there for me when I needed him. If I had a question, he had an answer or would find one.
2.He was a true people person. The understanding that he had about what makes people who they are, what they do, and why they say things led him to be admired by many.
3.He never asked of his employees anything that he wouldn’t do himself.
4.He did more listening than talking.
5.He was an excellent spokesperson on behalf of his employees. That is, he supported them unconditionally and thereby earned respect and trust.
There’s plenty more qualities that made him, truly, the best Manager I’ve ever had. To this day I still talk to him. He gives the greatest advice ever. I know that you only asked for one skill. But I really think that it’s the combination of everything that makes a Manager who they are – good, bad,or indifferent.
All the best,
This post was originally made on December 29, 2009 but was lost due to the malware attack which occurred in late 2011.