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...]

Realizing the Value from AI and Machine Learning Requires People

Dateline: September 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. AI and machine learning are all the rage, and the promise of once again transforming the way work is done and decisions are made looms large.  One aspect of this promise is the replacement of people with intelligent, decision-making AI and machine learning systems.  Recently, … [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...]

Analytics Can Drive the Wrong Behaviors

Dateline: August 11, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Finding jewels in your data is a blast, but some of the jewels can lead to the wrong behaviors, according to a recent opinion article published at Information Management by journalist Lenny Liebmann titled Four Analytics Errors that can Defeat Data Project Efforts.  The article … [Read more...]

Reducing Cybersecurity Threats From Ex-Employees

Dateline: August 4, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Most cybersecurity breaches are aided by insiders...either intentionally or unintentionally.  But a recent study showed that ex-employees may also be a threat, but this one is more easily managed with the right processes in place.  According to Bob Violino, a free-lance writer … [Read more...]

Cyber Attack Statistics Startling

Dateline: May 5, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Last week we blogged about the increasing incidence of ransomware attacks.  This week we focus on a startling statistic published last week that nearly 90% of organizations say they were victims of cyberattacks in the past 12 months.  The statistic comes from a blog at Information … [Read more...]

Ransomware Succeeds Due To People-Oriented Mistakes

Dateline: April 28, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Have you been the target of ransomware? Recently a post by Greg Slabodkin, the managing editor of Health Data Management, suggested that the epidemic of ransomware is not showing signs of slowing down in a post at Information Management titled, Ransomware epidemic will continue … [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...]

Efficiency and Effectiveness: Managing to Get More Done

Dateline: January 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. To start out the new year, we've taken our one thought for this week from a recent Fast Company post about being more efficient and effective in 2017.  The article, This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like a Charm, describes a simple process for getting the right work … [Read more...]