Posts by Ginger Johnson

Connecting and Vert Status

How we self-identify is up to us. The words we use to describe ourselves are totally valid – it’s our choice, after all. What I’d encourage everyone to do in choosing how they wish to be identified, is to take a serious look at Vert Status. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert – whatever you choose. I encourage…

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“I’m so glad you called!”

If you send more emails than make phone calls… If you send more texts than make phone calls… Then I’m going to encourage you to shift, starting right now. When you feel the impulse to email, pick up your phone and make a call instead. When you feel the urge to text, pick up your…

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Connected Business Requires Growth

Is your business connected? Are you growing the relationships that move you forward – or simply settling for what is? Or worse, closed to growth and learning? It’s interesting to have people ask me, “What do you do?” Wherein I explain my expertise (Connectivity) to which they almost invariably and immediately say something like this:…

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Connect With What You Love To Do

It’s a random summer weekday. A Wednesday, in fact. And on this random Wednesday, some friends came over for breakfast. Now, it’s very normal for friends to come to my home for breakfast, brunch, dinner…what have you. I’m a dinner party come-join-us-for-a-meal Queen. What’s different about today is that, well, it’s a Wednesday. And for…

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Connectivity And Judging

Have you ever been invited to judge something? Well, last week – over the July 4th holiday – I was invited to judge a parade. Having no idea what was involved, I happily accepted, trusting it’d likely all become clear to me with a little instruction and guidance. In short, that’s what happened: a little…

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Double Down

Doubling down means to get clear. Focus. Discipline ourselves to do the thing that really makes and impact, the real thing that needs to get done to improve the world and serve our people. It’s NOT busy work, stuff that needs filing, shuffling papers around your desk, organizing anything. It’s about moving forward. And busy-ness…

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Connect Listen Serve

Who will you connect with today? How will you listen? What will you do to serve someone else? Connectivity is about all three of these elements. Connectivity requires we take action. Action built on listening to listen, not to respond or formulate our own story in reply. Service comes from a place of understanding, which…

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Connectivity Helps Groups

What does connectivity “do” for groups, you may ask? Plenty.   Connecting fosters professionalism. Connectors cohere better together. Connectors communicate better. Connectors come together, quickly, over any issue. Connectivity fosters consensus and constructive debate.   If you have a group you’re part of, bring connectivity into the mix. Apply the myriad lessons and opportunities toward…

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Intentionality

Sitting outside of Starbucks, watching the world come and go. It’s easy to assume our actions are all intentional. In truth, they are not. How connected to our activities are we, really? Do we think it all through in advance? Do we plot, plan and execute? Do we leave a lot to chance and the…

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How Do You Control The Energy In The Room?

This question was posed to me by adept business person, Tony Whatley. He was interviewing me for his podcast and we were rolling right along…. When he asked the question, How do you control the energy in the room?, I knew he understood connectivity. Controlling the energy in a room comes with first controlling your…

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