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January 05, 2011 Blog 1 min read

Why am I writing a blog when, frankly, it kind of feels like talking aloud in an empty room? I don’t have any “blogging” experience, but between my family, colleagues and, of course, the fact that business leaders are increasingly using social media tools, I know the time is right. And I’m excited for the challenge.

I have always been proud of our firm and the spirit of adventure that drives us to use technology to its full advantage to serve clients, administer the firm, or improve training. We already rely on technology to communicate in a variety of ways; we communicate with our partners and staff via intranet sites and online messaging and with our clients through our portals and our webinar series. A blog is a natural extension of those tools.

What excites me about this blog is the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialog on topics that matter. Instead of just talking about what’s important to me, I want to invite dialog on things that are important to you. That is the benefit I am hoping to achieve with this blog.

So I leave you with two questions. First, how are you using these new social networking technologies effectively? Second, what are the urgent topics that we, as a community, need to address?

My plan is to consider them for my blog in the near future. In the meantime, however, check back for thoughts on culture, client service, and diversity.