• Leadership Communication Do’s and Don’ts



    The best leaders on the planet are known for being great communicators. They have become skilled at getting messages across to others. Messages about vision, purpose, strategy, direction, projects…. Everything! A great leader can clearly and compellingly explain to ALL members of the team what they want and expect so that everyone can easily follow. Interestingly [...]

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  • The Role of Emotions in Business



    We’ve all heard a version of it.  Don’t have emotions in business. While many consider it a best practice, it’s simply wrong. Emotions in business are vital. If you’re more emotionally connected to your computer than people, perhaps this isn’t the post for you. But if you are like me and feelings are your guide, read on. Here [...]

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  • Wannacry Post-Mortem: Lessons for MSPs



    This article was originally published on Simple Security’s website.  Read the original article here. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to do a post-mortem and see what lessons can be learned from the Wannacry outbreak. Do we really understand the risk? If you categorize Wannacry as simple ransomware, the impact wasn’t as bad as other outbreaks. [...]

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  • Who’s Doing Your Contract Management?



    It is estimated that 80 percent of business-to-business transactions are performed under legally binding contracts. At a minimum, each would likely have a set of terms and conditions, service and supply level agreements, and commitments etc. It is also likely that contract management falls by the way side once the contract has been signed.  Most [...]

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  • Strengthening the Weakest Link: Everyone Should be Security-Aware



    Over the last several years, security technologies, such as anti-virus products and firewalls have improved dramatically, providing businesses with good protection. Yet, the number of businesses who are not security-aware, and therefore the victims of cyber attacks, increases annually. The bad guys have learned. There’s only a limited number of weaknesses when companies invest in the [...]

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  • The Secret Ingredient to Create Trust in the Workplace



    At work, we depend on one another to be consistent and dependable.  Both are very important attributes to building trust in the workplace.  But what about when a person is consistent AND dependable but you still aren’t able to trust?  My theory:  congruency.  Why? Because it’s how I define that ‘hinky’ feeling I get when [...]

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  • Measuring Corporate Culture



    This article was originally published on Robert Murray’s personal website.  Read the original article here. Almost every organization on the planet these days is talking about improving their corporate culture. I truly hope (and yes, I know ‘Hope’ is not a management tool) that they are serious about it and it is not just another corporate [...]

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  • Supercharge your Business with These Tech Tools



    Over the last several years, a huge number of great technologies and applications with the potential to transform a business have reached the market. Some of these tech tools have been a great success, others not so much. To help navigate this maze of products, we reached out to several tech leaders and asked them for [...]

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  • Getting Started with Delegation



    This is a guest blog post by Todd Kane, President of Evolved. Many business owners and managers struggle with a long list of priorities and projects. This situation continues to compound itself as an organization grows. To break free from this vicious circle of compounding responsibilities, a leader must start delegating responsibilities. When a leader leverages delegation [...]

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  • Another Brick in the Wall… My Thoughts on Integrity



    For many years, I was a banker. I worked in many locations, carrying out many roles, in areas of high trust and integrity. Although it shouldn’t, when a scandal in the financial sector occurs it still shocks me. That started me thinking about who we trust and why. How the way we view an individual, can [...]

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