Monday, December 1, 2014

Buddhism to help you be a better boss; Digital trends shaping our future; How coaching trumps micro-managing...all this and more in this week's SkyPlanner Parachute.

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It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Find out what we at SkyPlanner, South Florida's premier Salesforce consulting company, have been reading, watching, listening to, and learning from during the past week. Click on each link to view our curated content.

  • Florida's consumer confidence is inching up for reasons explained in this release from the University of Florida, and that's a good thing for Florida's businesses. [Source: University of Florida]
  • Taking cues to success from ancient practices is nothing new (many successful entrepreneurs will cite Sun Tzu's Art of War as inspiration). Here are 6 things you can take from Buddhism and apply towards being a better boss, which in turns creates better employees. [Source: Fast Company]
  • These three trends are those that Gartner believes will shape digital technology in the near future. Do you agree? Which trends would you add or substract? [Source: Forbes]
  • If you've ever played (or watched) a sport you know how important coaching can be. As this post on salesforce.com tells us, a good coach empowers those he or she coaches versus just telling them what to do. [Source: Salesforce]
  • The new wave in social engagement is coming. As we described in our recent blog post, Salesforce has taken the best of Radian6 and Buddy Media to create the latest version Social Studio, and enterprise-level social media will never be the same. 
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