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A Lesson from the NBA: Test the Product & Consult the Players

Posted by on Jan 15, 2009

What can we learn from NBA and the failure of a synthetic basketbll that was tauted as a union of revolutionary design and breakthrough material? Read why you need to test the product introduced and consult your users for reviews to reduce blockages to success!

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Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, And Powerful People

Posted by on Dec 31, 2008

The most valuable people in and around an organization are often difficult to manage. So how can we develop personal relationships with these movers and shakers, and leverage their expertise for better decision-making? Read how to carry out 7 Daily Tasks of Leadership, to manage other leaders.

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A book for your consideration: The Cycle of Leadership by Noel Tichy

Posted by on Dec 15, 2008

In his book, The Cycle of Leadership, Noel Tichy describes how we can build a world class "teaching" organization – one that develops leaders at all levels who, in turn, develop other leaders.

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Gartner: Firms At Risk Of Losing Women Technologists

Posted by on Nov 30, 2008

What are the key strengths of women technologists to help corporations navigate the new global economy? Gartner singles out 5 gender-based traits CIOs should pay attention to when building IT staffs.

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Four Processes to Successful Retention

Posted by on Nov 15, 2008

Increased turnover in an organization can lead to an overall decrease in productivity and quality of work. James Champy offers 4 tips on an active approach to retain qualified employees.

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Robert Reich: The Economics of People

Posted by on Oct 31, 2008

Robert Reich (former Labor Secretary under President Clinton) comments on the need for a new way to think about people as globalization, disruptive technology and aging demographics bear down on the U.S. economy.

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Understanding Wikis

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008

How can wikis play an innovative role as a social software in your organization? Read this white paper from Ziff Davis to allow you to make informed decisions!

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PODCAST: What’s the word on the street for Senior IT professionals?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

What do senior IT folks need to do best to work effectively with their peers across the business? Check out this podcast between Jim Stroud (technical sourcing consultant with Microsoft) and I, as we chat about the L’s and the M’s of technology and business alignment.

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For the record, Wikipedia has some roots in Chicago

Posted by on Sep 15, 2008

Wikipedia - founded in 2001, interactive encyclopedia, voluntarily authored in 250 languages, over 5 million articles, among the 15 most trafficked Web sites in the world, generates no revenue, relies on donations. Check out Brad Spirrison's article that traces wiki to Chicago.

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Colin Powell’s Leadership Lessons & Joel Dant’s Beef Tongue Tacos

Posted by on Aug 30, 2008

Lesson #1: Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It’s inevitable, if you’re honorable. Check out other aspects of leadership by Colin Powell.

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