You’re Doing It Wrong: 9 Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making on LinkedIn

What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these 9 mistakes – 9 things that many are doing wrong on LinkedIn, and more importantly, how you can fix those mistakes.

Linkedin candy– By Greater IBM favorite Jeff Haden at


Jeff Haden learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry. Everything else he picks up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest leaders he knows in business. Follow him: @jeff_haden


What would you add to this list? Tell us in the Comments.

— Posted by Regan Kelly, Editor/Community Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

Top Leadership Lessons from 2012

leadershipIt’s been quite a year for leadership lessons.  Any number of the major world events for 2012 could serve as a showcase for how to, or not to, be a great leader…..the London Olympics, Hurricane Sandy, Facebook IPO, Rover Curiosity lands on Mars.  Great leadership seems to grow from great vision, but basics like having a plan and respecting the competition are also key.  Here is a round-up of some of the top leadership lessons from 2012.


–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

Be Happier at Work: Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

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Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do. Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is, more often than not,  a matter of subtraction, not addition. Think, for example, about what would happen if you were to stop doing these 10 things. Why not make an early 2013 resolution?

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