Message from the CEO: January 2018

From our challenges and successes of 2017 to our big plans for 2018, it was an exciting time! If you are reading this, it is most likely because you are partnered with our company, so it is important to me we keep you updated on how we are doing.

The future of business leadership: What you need to know about operational maturity

Operational maturity doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes years to fortify a strategy capable of securing operational maturity. In many ways, becoming operationally mature requires a focus on escalation policies and a business’s on-call evolution.

Life in the trenches: A cautionary tale of leadership

Drawing on the leadership failure of trench warfare in WWI, author Bret Anderson examines contemporary business leadership. How do leaders instruct their people to use outdated strategies with zero chance of success? The typical answer: “That’s how we’ve always done it.” It’s that simple.

Rule 6 of becoming a great place to work: Have fun

“Have fun: Why enjoying what you do is an important part of business success” is part 6 in a blog series: 6 extraordinary ways to be a great place to work Being “the workplace of a…

What to expect from an executive-level workshop

When C-level leaders attend an executive workshop, they learn more about the technology that drives their company. Here’s what you should look for.

Strong correlation between operational maturity and business financial performance

The correlation between your organization’s operational maturity and financial performance is strong. Most competitive organizations understand process improvement can increase quality, reduce costs, and provide a competitive advantage. Still, they may not be as successful as they would like.…

Documented processes are the new mark of success for C-level leaders

Technology has advanced to the point where businesses cannot viably sustain themselves without it. From a management perspective, efficient and proactive use of technology is crucial to the longevity and growth of your business. It all starts with documented processes.

The surprising value of I.T. status reports to C-level executives

C-level executives aren’t the technical know-how guys, but receiving I.T. status reports has become a necessary tool to lead their companies.

Because of disruption, use of technology can break (or make!) your business objectives

Use of technology has exerted a transformative effect on businesses since the late 1800s, but the process has accelerated during the last five years. Technological advancements will undoubtedly continue to change the ways in which consumers interact with businesses. The following four trends show how use of technology is disrupting traditional business models.