Treating Colleagues with Kindness Generates Huge Returns

Dateline: October 13, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a society where daily we are confronted with statements of criticism that increase our stress and uncertainty, a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention because of it's focus on civility.  These researchers found that treating colleagues with kindness and … [Read more...]

Boards Are Interested in Cybersecurity Too

Dateline: September 29, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With all the media attention focused on recent cyber events, it's no wonder our Boards are getting involved.  Certainly a catastrophic event such as Equifax experienced recently shows Board leaders that a large vulnerability might exist in their company.  Making sure these … [Read more...]

Building Your Executive Brand on Your Resume

Dateline: August 18, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Most of our discussions on this blog have to do with activities and actions that lead to better outcomes for your organization.  But today we share an article that can help you personally.  Recently, CIO.com published an article titled IT Resume Makeover: Prove your Path to CIO … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity is Not Just a Technical Problem

Dateline: June 23, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Getting our hands around cybersecurity is a top priority for many executives.  CIOs and CISOs understand cybersecurity is more than a technical problem to solve.  Other C-suite executives are quickly coming up to speed, understanding that being cyber-resiliant is the … [Read more...]

Raising a CIO

Dateline: March 31, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Becoming a CIO continues to be a noble goal for many technology- and business-minded executives.  "Every company is an IT company today," as the saying goes, and being the leader of this area can be exciting and impactful.  But becoming an effective CIO means having strong … [Read more...]

Reducing Resistance to Analytics Initiatives

Efforts to adopt analytics upset the balance of power in the C-suite, and this shift often had a negative impact on analytics initiatives. Dateline: October 14, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. According to a study led by EY Principle Chris McShea, only about 1/3 of the companies in his study achieved their goals for their … [Read more...]

Importance of a Number Two

Dateline: April 15, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. While originally written a few years ago, I recently ran across a thought provoking article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter titled, To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two.  It was originally written in another election year, but it's still relevant today.  Kanter writes, Unlike the … [Read more...]

Preparing for Millennials on your Team

Dateline: March 25, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This week's food for thought comes from a recent article published by BloombergBusiness titled, How Satisfying Millennials Could Save PwC $850 Million.  PwC or PricewaterhouseCoopers, is a large, multinational consulting firm employing more than 200,000 employees world-wide. … [Read more...]

The New Innovation Agenda

Dateline: February 26, 2016 For many firms, the innovation agenda is now as much about human capital investment as delivering new products and services. Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.  Innovating is the new life breath of most organizations...Innovate or fade into oblivion seems to be the mantra.  How do successful companies keep the … [Read more...]

Prioritizing The Urgent and Important

Dateline: February 19, 2016 Mollifying an angry customer is urgent, building systems and promises that keep customers from getting angry is important. Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.  Author and Blogger extraordinaire Seth Godin recently published a blog, Deconstructing urgent vs. important, which brought home the very important reminders … [Read more...]