Category: Management strategies

When is a leader an example of leadership?

By , February 12, 2016 10:57 am

What is a leader to you?

Leadership is defined variously with words like power, influence, vision and, it is claimed, cannot be taught. Oddly, most lists describing leaders and leadership begin with integrity. Which causes me to dismiss those lists. Continue reading 'When is a leader an example of leadership?'»

How to say NO to your boss

By , November 8, 2015 1:11 pm


Every executive and technology professional faces this dilemma at some point. You and your team are already pushed to the max and your boss asks you to take on another very important task. How do you refuse without raising their ire or losing your ‘team player’ status?  Continue reading 'How to say NO to your boss'»

How one company threw away its competitive edge

By , December 18, 2013 1:13 pm

How one of the world’s best companies threw away their edge on the next big thing.

No matter how strong your brand, how large your installed base, your next big thing hinges on the talent who creates it.   Continue reading 'How one company threw away its competitive edge'»

What is your corporate culture?

By , June 1, 2013 3:06 pm

pingpong copyPing Pong or empowerment?

So you want to know about corporate culture? What do you think it is? Is it all the trash and treasures you offer your teams? Is is the informality and dog friendly environment?  Is it the long maternity leave and open ended vacation days? Bet not! Continue reading 'What is your corporate culture?'»

A promotion is better than a job search

By , May 3, 2013 4:45 am


How to get a promotion


Are you considering a job search? Is your desire to leave your employer because you want a promotion and none is in the offering? Did you ask? Don’t leave your career to chance.

Promoting you is not a top priority for management. They like the status quo and if you are doing a good job, they want you to continue to do that job. OK, so during your review they discussed your future. But were there action items on either side? Are things happening at your intended pace? Continue reading 'A promotion is better than a job search'»

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