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Scale Your Business Fast Without Growing Pains

It is well understood that growing a business requires people. If you want to grow a business fast, therefore, you have to source, filter, and hire of a lot of people very quickly. Identifying the right people, with the right capabilities, and the right cultural fit when the hiring engine is in overdrive requires a special set of safeguards.

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March 28, 2018

Focus on Your Job, and Let Management Focus on Value Creation

Executives, decision makers, and management in general have a finite amount of "Management Attention Units" (MAUs).  So, what are MAUs anyway?  We use this general term to refer to time used by management to carry out core supervisory duties.  Management’s time – a very valuable and finite commodity.

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March 27, 2018

After Its Big Data Breach, Facebook Must Now Execute a Flawless Response

What is done is done. Now, it is time for Facebook to take ownership of what happened, and prepare a plan to both handle the current crises and mitigate the risk of this ever happening again.

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March 22, 2018

How Do Successful PMOs Handle Project Scope Creep Head On?

Expanding the scope of a project is not a bad thing when properly managed.  in fact, changing requirements, constraints, needs, context, or priorities in a project is more norm than rarity.

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March 21, 2018

A Simple Way to Ensure SOX Section 802 Compliance

After the Enron and Worldcom scandals of 2001, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted by Congress to help prevent certain types of fraudulent practices. Among other things, SOX has had critical implications for IT. Not only because of the role information technology plays in all businesses nowadays but because of SOX's industry-leading Section 802 data retention requirements.

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March 20, 2018

Rediscover the Art of Escalation to Make Sure Things Get Done

Escalation is a very powerful tool to make sure things get done at work. However, it should be used carefully and judiciously.

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March 14, 2018

A Complete Framework for Delegating in the Workplace

It is a well known fact that an effective way to reduce one's workload and stress levels is by delegating in the workplace. Delegating, however, requires trust in the person you are delegating to and an understanding that things may not be perfect.

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March 13, 2018

Do You Have What It Takes to Consolidate All Your To Do Lists Into One?

Most people nowadays use a number of disparate applications and methods to store all of their action items, projects, and tasks.  Why is it so hard to consolidate that mess into a common approach that tracks and reminds us of what needs to get done in one place? Here is a way out.

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March 8, 2018

How to Use Employee Performance Reviews to Make Sure Things Get Done

We constantly wonder why things keep falling through the cracks with no consequences to the offenders even when a performance review and/or reward system is in place. Remembering what goes on every day so it can be used and evaluated at a later time is a real challenge.

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March 7, 2018