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Intergenerational Connecting

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 29, 2019

“Children who have been in intergenerational care, every administrator I’ve talked with has said, when our kids go into public school, or regular classrooms, we hear from those schools and principals that they are the best behaved, they are the most accepting of other children with differences, they are more…

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What Challenges are Resolved by Learning How to Connect

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 26, 2019

Connectivity: why & how to connect with people on purpose, with an intent to serve others. It’s about creating and developing real, human to human relationships. Do you have some challenges you’d really like to resolve? Here’s a short list of what Connectivity can do for you, when you learn…

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Add LinkedIn To Your Connecting Efforts

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 23, 2019

I met Nellie at a recent conference I was invited to speak at. It was a fun experience to meet her  – we had a couple of lively engaging conversations. She’s a perfect example of the fact that there are great connections to be made everywhere! Today I want to…

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How Low-Stakes Friendships Boost Connectivity

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 22, 2019

Worthy excerpts from NYTimes article by Allie Volpe, published 5.6.19 Why You Need A Network Of Low-Stakes Casual Friendships “Taking a few minutes to engage with people we see regularly or joining a group — such as a religious group, a sports team or a hobby meetup — has been…

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Connectivity Exercise

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 19, 2019

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in your home. You’re getting ready for work. Maybe you want to go, maybe you don’t. All the same, you’re going.   See yourself as the most confident and competent version of yourself. See yourself in whatever clothing makes you feel like a positive force…

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How Would It Feel

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 18, 2019

Ask yourself: How would it feel to confidently stride into your own planet of work each day, Able to handle whatever’s headed your way? How would it feel to be competent in your duties, projects and tasks? What could it mean to your life and career you’re serving in the…

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Connectivity Math

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 17, 2019

The Connectivity framework helps people figure out their why. Why = purpose. From there, it’s all mindset – aka attitude. From there – into strategy & tactics. Here’s the math:             (Why + Mindset) + (Strategy + Tactics) = Connecting For the record, there are a few things Connectivity is…

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Connecting is a Hug

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 16, 2019

We’re all navigating our own cosmos – an incredible community galaxy. Connecting is a handshake, it’s a hug. A cosmic hug for all of us.   What is connectivity, then? Creating and developing meaningful relationships – connections – on purpose, with an intent to serve. It’s the galaxy of our…

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Connecting and Vert Status

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 14, 2019

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 –…

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“I’m so glad you called!”

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 13, 2019

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…

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Connected Business Requires Growth

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 12, 2019

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…

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Connect With What You Love To Do

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 10, 2019

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,…

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Connectivity And Judging

By Ginger Johnson | Jul 8, 2019

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,…

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Double Down

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 26, 2019

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…

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Connect Listen Serve

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 24, 2019

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…

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Connectivity Helps Groups

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 21, 2019

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…

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Intentionality

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 20, 2019

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…

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How Do You Control The Energy In The Room?

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 18, 2019

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…

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Connectivity, World Cup Soccer and Text Messages

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 17, 2019

Four years ago, I succumbed to the intoxication of being a fan at a global sporting event: World Cup soccer. My Fine Husband had played the sport growing up and had taken a family trip to a Cup series when it was in the US with his family years ago.…

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Ginger Johnson, Speaker | Author | Connector

By Ginger Johnson | Jun 14, 2019
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By Ginger Johnson | Jun 7, 2019

excerpt, Connectivity Canon Chapter Four: Why & Mindset continued from previous post… In my experience, you can draw a direct straight line between practicing an objective, willing and positive attitude and your progress. The realizations of your actions to connect manifest because of mindset; it brings it all to life.…

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