Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have invaded our lives . . . at our invitation.  With that invasion we have seen a blurring of the border between the personal and the professional, the private and the public, the home and the office.

Some have decried this evolution as intrinsically evil, encouraging you to tighten all your privacy settings to the maximum level.  After all, we must protect our privacy now mustn’t we?

Then again, maybe not.  There was a day and a time in which you did business with someone because you knew him or her.  Partially because you did know him or her, you were willing to invest in a business relationship.  What you knew about the person contributed to your judgment of the person’s business.

Social media has redrawn the map.  Perhaps in redrawing the map, social media is taking us back to a time when you will know more about every person.  That knowing will contribute to your business relationship.

Some folks don’t like the new cartography.  I can’t argue that.  But I do suggest the new cartography just might introduce a new era of integrity and wholeness in us and in our relationships.

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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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