I remember when selling a house involved using a realtor and selling other items meant running a classified ad in the local paper.  Now there are hundreds of ways to move your merchandise and to learn about what is available from other sellers.

A new company coordinates selling real estate with texting and serves as a central hub for showcasing property and connecting interested parties. It still uses the same low-tech signs in the window, but instead of a phone number, it gives an option to text to a third party line.

Think about how you can marry new technology with traditional forms of communication.  Is there a way for your organization to serve as a clearinghouse for other transactions or for you to be a beneficiary of this type of exchange?

Consider whether a buffer of privacy and security is desired before you put yourself out there directly.  There are still benefits to a middle man, even if that is really just a server or the cloud.

— beth triplett


I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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