Top of Mind Thursday September 20, 2018: Civil Action

Top of Mind Thursday

This past week, I’ve watched people attack each other on Facebook, Nextdoor, and a YahooGroups mail list.
Leverage2Market Logo
This was not related to politics or world events, but, for the most part, for silly things. One person didn’t like the way someone worded a compliment. Another was upset because he didn’t like the point of view of another poster. A third group was attacking someone because they don’t share her feeling about a particular religion.What happened to civility?

There was a time not so long ago when it seems the default position in society was to treat the other with respect–regardless of whether they share the same point of view, religion, race, creed, education, sexuality, etc.  that we have ourselves.

Now we live in a time where presidential proclamations are delivered via Tweets that are often attacks on the desired target. We have social media tools that let us say whatever we want to whomever we want in whatever way we want.

But we don’t have to drop down to that level. We can choose to treat others with the same kind of respect we expect to receive ourselves. Even if you don’t like the other side, there’s no reason to resort to name calling and personal attacks.

Here’s a novel concept. Let’s just pretend we are back in the old days when civility was the norm. If we all work at this just a little bit, we’ll all be better off.

To subscribe, please click here.

Contact me to find out how to get heard above the noise.

Limited time to devote to marketing? Check out our weekly Just a Moment for Marketing videos. They only take a minute.Check out our marketing thought leadership podcasts.

Marketing Above the NoiseCheck out the new video trailer for my book, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters.

Download a FREE chapter now.

What are people saying?

Buy now.

Let us help your business rise to the top.
(650) 281-4854

This entry was posted in News and Updates, Top of Mind Thursday Memo and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

  • Upcoming Events

  • What’s New

    LISTEN: The Inspired Leadership Show with guest, Linda Popky. Discover secrets of being an effective leader thru communication, positive influence and sustainable productivity.

    Article: A net loss: Why focusing on Net Promoter Scores can hurt your business. Linda discusses building customer loyalty on MultiBriefs: Exclusive.

    Article: When It's Time to Fire a Customer. Linda talks about when a customer is too costly to keep.

    Article: 5 business lessons from the NBA Finals. Linda discusses five lessons from the NBA's championship series for us in business on MultiBriefs: Exclusive.

    Article: What Boeing Can Learn From Oncologists and Hackers. Linda talks about the value of good user experience on C-Suite Network.

    Article: Two Successful Female Business Partnerships on Life Lessons at 50 Plus. Linda Popky and Lisa Anderson who talk about being co-executive directors of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC).

    Podcast: "We Built This City" - Linda Popky shares stories about her 40+ years in tech marketing in Silicon Valley. She says, "Don't ever listen to somebody who tells you you can't do something." - Listen!

    SAC® Press Release: "Focused Strategies Drive Growth at Successful Organizations" - Linda Popky talks about how growth comes through customer acquisition and retention. – Read release.

    Podcast: Linda Popky interviews Seth Kahan who discusses the core competencies of visionary leadership.  - Listen.

    Take our Marketing Above the Noise Assessment.

    Video: Just a Moment for Marketing: One-minute videos that focus on a marketing tip or anecdote. – View over 100 videos.

    eBOOK: Top of Mind: 101 Insights to Transform Your Business
    Purchase PDF or ePub book.
    Top of Mind

    Book Video Trailer How can your message be heard in today's crowded, chaotic environment? Learn more about Linda Popky's new book, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters, in this short video trailer.

    Harvard Business Review: "Identify the Marketing Metrics That Actually Matter" by Linda J. Popky - Read article

  • Read Our Blog

  • Subscribe to the Top of Mind Thursday Newsletter

    Free articles download with sign up
  • Marketing Above the Noise

    Introducing Dynamic Market Leverage™, an approach to help cut through the clutter, stand out, and effectively build business.

    Marketing Above The Noise

    What's Inside Available in Hardcover and eBook formats