Category Archives: Thoughts
January 2, 2018 . .
Welcome to 2018 everyone! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to 2018; to developing your vision, goals, and plans to make it happen! Our blog has been an ongoing fantastic resource to business leaders, with more than 150 articles published in the last couple years, covering areas such as leadership, goal setting, corporate culture, [...]Read More
November 7, 2017 . .
As someone who’s hired A LOT of people in the past, Sky Northern Security Alliance’s founder and CEO, Michael Argast, had some thoughts about Robert Murray’s October blog on hiring for diversity. Here’s what he had to say: How Do You Account For and Address Unconscious, or Prevent Conscious, Biases? Often ‘best candidate for the job’ [...]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
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
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
May 16, 2017 . .
I recently had the privilege of speaking at a TEC Group on a topic that I’m rather passionate about: Supercharging a Business Using IT. It was a great experience – I love helping executives see beyond IT being a bunch of computers or applications and understanding ways to harness them to create value for their [...]Read More
May 9, 2017 . .
Every human on the planet makes decisions emotionally first. It is only after the emotional commitment that we then back up our decision with data. This is why embracing emotional leadership is worth your time. Those that say otherwise will lie about other things too. The Brainstem Our brains are wired into a number of different areas, [...]Read More
May 2, 2017 . .
This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen. By mastering your story and your emotions in combination with the questions outlined in Pascale’s Mastering your Mindset For Successful Negotiations post, you’ll be putting yourself in a far better position to negotiate a win-win outcome. Our emotions are the driving force behind our accomplishments. [...]Read More
April 11, 2017 . .
When was the last time you came up with a brilliant, out-of-the-box idea while you were sitting at your desk? Do you struggle to generate greater clarity and creativity? If you are like me, the chances of you having that eureka, thunderbolt moment of creativity hit you, making you stand up in your cubicle or [...]Read More
This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen. Relationships form the core of our human lives. No one has ever been successful alone, which is why networking is so important. Networking is essential to personal and professional success; as who you know always matters. If someone you know and trust recommends you [...]Read More