Despite my ranting yesterday that Times Square is not an accurate representation of America, what it does convey is a glimpse of the cutting-edge advertising, and that future is video. Gone are most of the static billboards that used to line the Great White Way – everything today is in motion.

Video screens are multi-story and line the side of every flat space in the district. Videos are shown at angles, from great heights and on screens that make ordinary Jumbotrons look like phones. The Downton Abbey exhibit has a video room that simulates the scenes as if you were sitting in the Mansion. I can’t imagine the electricity bill for that acre of land.

If you are communicating all of your messages through print or even passive social media posts, you are living in yesterday. The sign of the Times is square – and rectangle – screens in motion.

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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