Friday, April 10, 2009

My First Post -- Welcome Readers!

Hello and Welcome to my new Blog!

I've had people hounding me for some time to start my own blog and now I'm finally doing so.

This blog will be about communication and leadership and all the tools at hand to do a better job of both. Many of you will know me from my recent involvement in the meetings industry. I'm convinced that face to face meetings will continue to be one of the most important leadership tools of the next century. So you'll be hearing a lot about how I think leaders need to rethink the concept of meetings.

My work in the area of leadership is focused around how to lead differently in an age of complexity. My award-winning Harvard Business Review article (written with Dave Snowden) is going to serve as the foundation for an upcoming book. You'll see some enticing excerpts from that here as well.

I'm a Twitter fanatic so I'll be posting snippets there that will lead you here.

In the spirit of interactivity, I'm always interested in engaging in a dialogue around the topics that matter most to my readers. So please, send me questions, ideas, or topics for discussion here. I look forward to hearing from you and to sharing ideas with you in the future.

If you want to know more about me and/or my company, visit for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary! This is great news, indeed! Not just for you to have a space where you can share your amazing talent and ideas with the rest of the world, but for the rest of us, mere mortals, to enjoy some of the fascinating stuff you have been putting together around the subject of Leadership. Added your blog to my essential feeds!

    Also, I am very curious to see how you are going to develop the topic of F2F meetings in a current environment where more and more businesses are starting to consider virtual teaming and remote collaboration key. I think you are off to an exciting challenge that I hope to be able to contribute my two cents with.

    But for now... welcome to the Internet Blogosphere and see ya on Twitter! :-D

    Luis a.k.a. elsua