August 15, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
August 1, 2017 . .
We’ve all heard a version of it. Don’t have emotions in business. While many consider it a best practice, I would like to offer an alternative thought… 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 [...]Read More
July 18, 2017 . .
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. [...]Read More
July 4, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
June 27, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
June 20, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
June 13, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
June 6, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
May 30, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More
May 23, 2017 . .
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 [...]Read More