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How to lead the teams during the growth stage of the business

Being flexible and able to adapt to different situations is just as important for companies as for individuals and especially so for leaders. While times are tough and the company seeing stagnation and possibly even cuts, the leadership style employed should be different and while there is rapid growth and everything seems possible. Being able […] Read More

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Constant Change is key to success Turning toward Transformation

Enough has already been said about the virtue of digital transformation. In fact, it is not even a bone of contention anymore. Every CIO knows the importance of digital transformation, and is leading the charge to align their organization’s IT in its pursuit. But, much of the challenge arising in today’s IT setup is not […] Read More

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Four ways to critique your company culture

  If asked to define your organization’s culture, could you do it? Do you have rules that define it? If so, how have they developed and changed over time? The culture, and the perception of it by both employees and the public, are vital to the success of a company. But where do you start […] Read More

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Appreciation is a Driving Force in Productivity

“Suppose I ask your employees if they feel appreciated. What will they say?” You’re sitting across the table from an interviewee who just surprised you with that question. How will you respond? Your immediate reaction might be to recount your management style and take a mental inventory of the times you’ve shown employees how you […] Read More

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Grassroots Management of High Performance Teams

High-performance teams strengthen every part of an organization’s structure, from groundskeeping, to payroll, to technology support, to C-level executives. Regardless of the team’s objectives, their methods and efficiency are worth studying. First, we need to understand there is a stark difference between a high-performance team and a work group. The individuals of both may have […] Read More

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Gartner Summit Review

IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management (ITAM) becomes more and more significant as the size of the organization grows and not everyone is prepared for it. The annual Gartner Summit 2015 is dedicated to the various issues arising in this area. Naturally, the event saw a healthy participation from the industry. The three-day long summit […] Read More

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Look for Strong Communicators When Hiring Remote Employees

Do you have anxiety about remote workers? Does it feel riskier because you can’t walk down the hall and see what they’re doing? That’s a common worry, but it might be misplaced. Unless you continually monitor your employees with cameras and network tracking software, you’re still extending a high level of trust, regardless of their […] Read More

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Five Favored Traits of Engaged Leaders

Earlier in the series, we discussed traits and engaged leadership. In particular, we covered how traits show who you are, not just what you do. To add to the series, we’ll add traits of energetic leaders. When you think of an energetic leader, who comes to mind? John F. Kennedy? Maybe Walt Disney or Steve […] Read More

Business Value of IT

Senior Leadership has organized a new set of metrics that the management team must follow, and also distributed the expectations for the new year. The fast paced environment that many organizations are used to has allowed the IT spend to grow as fast as or faster than the revenues. However, in today’s economy, the investments […] Read More

Top Leadership Objectives of Today – Customer Service and Efficiency

Leaders today have a variety of priorities including the business and technology areas, which are blending together more as the value of data and information has increased. A recent article highlighted Jeff Bezos, a well-known leader and his recent acquisition of the Washington Post. The drive toward profitability and looking at future innovation is expected […] Read More