Stop Killing Money! 27 Ways To Improve Delivery On Your Next Project

Carrying Boxloads Of Money

Let’s say you’re an executive, board member, or investor, and you’re tired of watching money die as you fund project after project that doesn’t meet desired outcomes. Or maybe not: too often it seems evident these people are not accountable to results, are spending other people’s money, and have no clear stake or “skin in […]

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26 Signs You’re In Trouble (Do You Need A Project Manager Or A Priest?)

Do you need a project manager or a priest?

Congratulations, you’re a project manager! The investment team has already set the budget, schedule, and scope of your product development project. The executive staff assembled the project team. Like any catastrophic failure, errors have already been made by multiple parties, well in advance of the events that will ultimately expose the failure. Now, they will watch and […]

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4 Signs Your Team Is Engaged (and How To Increase Engagement)

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

There I was at work: a team member said something that sounded like fearful gossip about another team (examples are in numbered headings below). While fear-mongering and gossip does occur in the workplace, there’s a skill in correctly managing these interactions. Sometimes, these are opportunities to discuss concerns that are or could be impacting project […]

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Information Security Assessment

Businessman looks in shock at a document he just read

Conversations about information security are so awash in the myriad details of shiny objects, silver bullets, attacks, threats, risks, tools, tips, hacks, and one-size-fits-all solutions, it’s easy to lose sight of the fundamentals of security. For example, if I had to do a physical security assessment for a home, I’d need to know the people […]

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Information Security Silver Bullets

Silver bullets are everywhere. Caveat Emptor.

There I was at an information security expo. Information security silver bullets is a booming business. There are several of these a year in every major metro. They’re day-long, or multi-day events, with dozens of vendors and multiples more attendees. The number of risks, threats, tips, tricks, secret weapons, silver bullets, products, and services represented […]

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14 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Business

Everything that increases staff turnover or diminishes the effectiveness of your teams ultimately saps the life force of your business and the continuity of your business cash flows.

We’re all aware that businesses are valued primarily on sales and/or profits, so I won’t bore you with that conversation and tell you to increase sales or reduce expenses. The other element of business valuation is the sustainability and probable continuation of those cash flows. Everything that increases staff turnover or diminishes the effectiveness of […]

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Own Your Online Reputation Or Be Owned

Own Your Online Reputation. You Can Continuously Improve Yours.

The internet is revolutionizing business marketing and competition in many industries. Like any new technology or media, it will become increasingly commonplace at all levels and sizes of business. The most advanced and competitive business owners will adopt it as part of a total marketing and customer engagement package. These businesses will be attractive to current […]

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Build a Business to Maximize Value

See through piggy bank

You’ve Spent Years Building Your Business Worked 7 days a week, evenings, and weekends Made payroll and managed expenses You’re responsible for generating sales and signing agreements You Deserve to Reap The Benefits 40% of small businesses today earn 60% of the revenues; those businesses are franchises We can give you advantages those 40% of businesses […]

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