Articles

Making The Role of IT in Your Organization More Strategic

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March 7, 2012
by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. I was recently having lunch with a friend who works for XIOLINK who was telling me about how companies like hers (that provides managed hosting, cloud computing solutions, etc.) were enabling their customers to transform the role of internal IT in their companies. By moving a lot of their data and applications to “the cloud,” an organization’s internal IT team can shift their focus away from putting out fires and constantly managing server hardware to adding value to the core business such as application development or implementing a new ordering system. In other words, they will...
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Waiting List Sign Up

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February 24, 2012
Online Form – Leadership Effect – Driving Results Through Employee Engagement – Waitlist – Juy 27th

The Mentor’s Way Rule #1: Lead by Following

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February 16, 2012
by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. This post is the first in the series The Mentor’s Way, a set of guides for mentors who want to bring out the best in others. The old aphorism, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink,” is the foundation of the second rule of mentoring. Many a mentor has fallen into the subtle trap of driving the mentoring process, only to reach a point of disappointment and frustration when the protégé’s energy and enthusiasm begins to wane. The drive that was there at the beginning starts to give way to other...
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Using a Coach to Bring Out Your Leadership Best

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February 10, 2012
by Bob Grace, Ph.D., and Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. Look at your calendar. When during the last few months did you take time to think about the following: What can I do to better motivate my team? How can I challenge them to keep them at their peak? How can I recognize and develop my top performers? How do I work with my stragglers? What challenges will my business face over the next six months to a year? How do I get ready for them? Where do I see my career going? Where will I be in five years?  What will...
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