Category: Business & Strategy

Vacation Hiking

Free healthcare and unlimited vacation? Not just in utopian communes.

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For some time now, I have been watching as a new era of work is ushered in. The concept of a nine to five job for knowledge workers has become outdated, and while charming, it’s no longer realistic. For all of our connectivity, increased hours of operation, and the ability to work from any place at any time, we have been moving toward a future that doesn’t follow the standard pattern of a “work day”. 

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Checklist

Corporate Security Checklist

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In this day and age, cybersecurity is everyone’s job. That said, I recognize that with news of a new breach or hack reaching the mainstream media almost every day, it can be daunting trying to protect yourself – never mind your entire organization.

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Team Meeting

A Room Full of Strangers

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There is nothing more intimidating for so many of us than walking into a room full of strangers and having to spark up a conversation. So the question becomes, how do you break the ice and get yourself out there to begin to grow your professional network?

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Lemonade

Insight

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The business lessons we all learned running a lemonade stand as seven year olds stands the test of time. The math is simple: Income – Expenses = Profits (or Losses 🙁 ).

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Firefighters

It’s All About Partners….

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I view the process of determining partners and continually evaluating those partnerships as one of the most important aspects of my job. Our clients count on us to provide them with quality solutions, so partnerships are critically important.

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Time Management

Slaying the Email Dragon

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Email is one of the most valuable and widely utilized tools in any business and an integral part of communicating within your organization, with clients and with your peers. It makes life a whole lot easier, but first you have to realize how to tackle that mountain of messages you get on a daily (if not hourly) basis.

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Profit and Productivity

Quick Boosts to Productivity

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A good computer programmer is the key to unlocking the information business owners need and already have. The data often exists within one or more systems, but there seems to be no easy way to visualize the information that is needed to make informed business decisions.

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Time Management

The Power of Prioritization

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In an effort to improve processes, new ideas surface leading to new projects and tasks for resources to complete. While most have intentions of increasing productivity, at times they are assigned to resources without considering a very important component: the big picture.

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