Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!
by Linda Williams, Mar 28, 2011
Often the development of Business Intelligence insights is closely guarded within the company to ensure at least a temporary advantage in the marketplace. Secrecy in all areas of analytical review is no longer possible or even preferable in a world that is increasingly transparent with the pervasive use of social media. But the decision to tap into the networked intelligence to speed up problem solving or make breakthroughs cannot be rote, but must rest with the complexity of the use and the expertise of internal resources to meet that need. more…
Project Reality Check #15: The Requirements Game
by Gary Monti, Mar 29, 2011
Nailing down requirements is the number one complaint of project managers. Addressing this requires two skills: political adroitness and finding a balance point between exploring solutions and exploiting what is known and available. A mantra regarding project requirements goes something like this: “Requirements are stated needs, expectations are unstated needs. Clients tend to judge based on expectations.” So, in order to be a successful PM, it isn’t enough to simply say the client should be realistic. The PM and team need to push as far as they can working with the client in developing a realistic solution – one that will save reputations, relationships, and pocket books as well as produce the desired deliverable. more…
How to create your own good moods?
by Vijay Peduru, Mar 30, 2011
Whenever we meet certain people, they trigger a mood within us… Anxiety, flow, joy, fear, exhaustion, etc. Is there a way where we can choose our emotions? Yes, just like we choose to enter any room in our house, we can choose our moods ourselves instead of getting triggered. This is a key skill for all, especially entrepreneurs when dealing with situations that might trigger default moods. more…
Flexible Focus #47: Clearing your Clutter
by William Reed, Mar 31, 2011
One of the things that prevents us from seeing life in this way, that shields our eyes from the wisdom in natural simplicity, is that we are surrounded by too much clutter. The recent events in Japan has triggered going back to basics and clearing the clutter. It has brought out the goodness in people. Mandala Chart can help us shift our focus. You can start by answering the following questions:
- What are 8 ways in which I can serve the most important people in my life?
- If I had to keep or choose 8 things, what would they be?
- What are 8 things I can do to clear the clutter in my life?
- What are 8 goals or values by which I choose to navigate my life? more….
Leader driven Harmony #18: Gen-Ys need Special Handling when entering the Workforce – Part 2
by Mack McKinney, Apr 1, 2011
Upon arrival at a new job, every new employee is judged. They will be scrutinized by established members of the organization in three areas: Talent, Reliability and People-skills. Give them the strongest possible start in each area. Basically, sharing of values and standards, repeated and demonstrated over time, is how individuals are brought into a team with shared goals, interdependencies and mutual rewards. more…