No matter the culture, religion, or philosophical tenet, the “Golden Rule” is a common thread that few will argue with. But when it comes to the work life merge, sometimes it goes the wayside. Sometimes the almighty dollar trumps such a human core value, when productivity and profit come before people. But I’m happy to say that slice of perennial wisdom was alive and well at #SobCon 2010 this year, a social media gathering which brings together people to boost their businesses on the web.
The design of the social media conference included mastermind sessions that leveled the playing field. Social media masters mingled with professionals from many sectors in a gracious way – sharing their knowledge. And there was also a “give back” session, where the entire group, en masse, joined forces to create marketing projects for non-profits. Might sound pollyannish, but the current flowing through this group of people could change the world, or at least their small piece of it.
There were lots of take-aways which I’ll get into in the coming weeks, but I wanted to start with that human core value of the “Golden Rule” and the work of leadership expert Steve Farber who is profiled in this week’s WorkLife Nation video.