Trust is an aspect of leadership that is central to The Human Side of Business – as you’ve probably noticed by all of the world-class thought leaders who write on the topic here at OPENfor.business. And here’s the thing about trust: you can drive a truck between the crooked politico who asks you to trust […]
About Ted Coiné
Ted Coiné is CEO of The Extraordinary Network, a group that is rewriting all the rules of influencer marketing by cutting out agency middlemen to work directly with B2B and luxury brands. Proud “bleeding heart capitalists,” he and his team have built support of a great cause into every for-profit campaign they undertake.
His entire career, Ted has collected fascinating people, most notably other thought leaders who also have a large and loyal audience of large enterprise leaders. He has watched the Wild West that is influencer marketing until he realized an opportunity to fix this broken system, and give influencers the sway they need to move markets together, and to get paid what they’re deserved for this power they bring to bear.
An Inc. Top 100 Speaker and one of Business News Daily’s 15 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow, Ranked #1 authority on the Social CEO and #3 in the Future of Work, Ted is also a serial business founder and CEO.
Ted is a Forbes Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer and an Inc. Top 100 Leadership Expert. This stance at the crossroads of social and leadership gave Ted a unique perspective to identify the demise of Industrial Age management and the birth of the Social Age. The result, after five years of trend watching, interviewing and intensive research, is his latest book, A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive.
He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two daughters.
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Wasn’t the Industrial Age supposed to be over in the 1970s? Oh, it was? Then why are so many companies still following the Industrial Age script? In a word: habit. Comfort, even. Let’s face it; we humans don’t just change on a whim, merely because we feel like it. Most of us… well, we stick with […]
Simon Sinek, with a little twist.
Were you raised to believe that it isn’t polite to discuss money – more specifically, how much you paid for something, or how much you earned at work? I sure was. Imagine: you go to your friend’s housewarming party, and as you cross the threshold and hand over the bottle of wine you got her, […]
“Ted, where’ve you been?” I’ve received numerous variations on that question recently, with good reason: except for the occasional tweet or status update, I’ve been on vacation from social media for a few weeks now. But I kind of didn’t decide to make it official until I started writing this post, so I hadn’t told […]
“I’m totally unemployable,” said my friend Johnny a while back. “Never!” agreed Neil. “I’m radioactive to any employer.” “Are you kidding? Me too!” chimed in another friend, Janet. My Naples Friends — And What They’ve Taught Me The four of us were at a small party, a gathering of one of the nonprofit boards I […]
I have a friend – we’ll call her Jen – who’s on a fast-track to a highly successful career. She’s smart, hard-working, and quite talented at finding new ways to delight her clients. She is also a great team player: she shares her most effective new practices with her more-experienced teammates, and she’s terrific at […]
All aboard the metrics-go-round! Ready, managers? Here’s how it works: You set goals and create measurements (“metrics”) for your people’s behavior. Of course you tie their pay, performance evaluations; indeed their continued employment to hitting your numbers. Of course! Some of your people dive into hitting these goals with gusto. Some figure out the metrics […]
Dear Leader, I am your front line staffer, your worker bee. I’m the guy who talks to your customers all day, who builds the stuff that you sell, who does the heavy lifting so this company can keep its lights on. And I have a message for you, because it seems they failed to teach […]
I’ve been fielding these two questions a lot since we founded The Extraordinary Influencer Network: Individuals ask, “When is it okay for me to give my social media influence away?” Brands ask, “When is it okay for me to ask individuals to give their social media influence away without compensation?” These are urgently important for […]