Much of this article was originally published on bizcovering.com and is part of a series of articles about leadership and management, with an intention of advising the new manager – the problem solver that has recently been promoted. This is advice based on personal experience over many years in a leadership position. Learning to delegate [...]
Some of the thoughts that I have been having recently are looking back to some of the challenges I faced many years ago when I became a new manager. As with many people I had always thought myself as an expert, a problem solver, perhaps one of the best in my particular field (even if [...]
Having recently moved house and office I came across an article I had meant to read months ago, which somehow ended up packed in a box for discovery this week. In particular what caught my attention was an article called “Return to Growth“. In it Chris Murphy makes the point that “belt tightening isn’t over, [...]
There once was a time that getting an article published the next day meant you would have to be a staff journalist with the lead story in your hand. In today’s world of Internet publication and publishing on-line is now the normal route to get many items of interest out to the world at large. [...]
There seems to be a common error in writing about implementing applications, it occurs when an author suggests “first select the right vendor”. Absolutely NOT. Little wonder so many implementations go wrong. The first step in doing any systems implementation is: understand, and document, the business process involved. In other words know the fullest scope [...]
Since my earlier article I have been tinkering and following much about Google’s new flagship collaboration product, including following some interesting public waves. This is a lengthy review of what Wave is all about and how I envision it being being used in the corporate environment. This article is written in Wave to allow anyone with a Google Wave account to collaborate, and add their own experiences.
In my article “Don’t Set Aside the ROI in Building your Social Media Solution” a few days ago I was talking about the importance of building relationships and collaboration within the new and evolving Social Media. In reading my article a network connection suggested that I take a look at a recent article on The [...]
The success of any organisation rests in the hands of the executives and their ability to solve problems. The CIO is not immune from this process, in fact when it comes to business change then they are probably at the heart of it. A good sense of perspective is important as is the need to [...]