Social Media Roundup: Learn From A Younger You

We all start somewhere, and we're not born knowing how to lead. What leadership lessons did you learn in your 20s? Also: If you're having a face-to-face meeting, make sure you come prepared.

Look back to your 20s. You probably tripped and fell in your work plenty of times and then got right back up. How did you keep from making those same mistakes again?

That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Blast To The Past

When you get started in an industry, it can be a sort of deer-in-headlights moment. You’re still getting your feet wet, but you know what’s expected from you in terms of work ethic and professionalism. What advice would you give to yourself if you were just starting out? Todd Wilms shares his message for his 20-something self. “Great leaders are keenly aware of the long term repercussions and what tomorrow will bring as they weigh their decisions today, or put into my favorite quote ‘We said ‘let’s worry about it tomorrow’ yesterday,'” he wrote on Forbes. (ht @sliceworks)

Fruitful Meetings


A wasted meeting is time wasted, and, let’s face it, we’re all busy. One of the best ways to make meetings work is by coming prepared, not just for yourself, but by sharing your meeting plan with attendees. Stacey Ruth, marketing consultant with Actio Marketing, suggests you mix up the mood and make sure you don’t repeat yourself during the meeting, among other things. “Ultimately, the most successful meetings always keep the audience in mind, first and foremost – letting them know what to expect, treating their time with respect, engaging them completely, and keeping it fresh and current,” Ruth writes. How do you make sure your face-to-face meetings are proactive? (ht @SpeakersOffice)

What links have you been sharing today? Let us know in the comments.


Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

Got an article tip for us? Contact us and let us know!