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Risk Aversion Syndrome – Innovation Killer

There is a new risk making it’s way to a project near you. The risk of risk aversion is motivated by the belief that it is better to never try than to try and then fail. This is the prevailing

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line

To find an example of how profit-seeking businesses achieve their corporate social responsibility goals, look no further than the food and drink industry (FDI). Whether we agree or not, the social and government pressures on the FDI to address obesity

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The Importance of Leadership Competence and Integrity

Competence Is Not Optional To develop confidence among stakeholders and team members, project managers must exhibit professional knowledge and acumen. When a team has reasonable questions about the competence of a project manager, they cannot predict what will happen when problems are

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 4. Time for Recovery)

Maintaining motivation to stay on a tech body fitness track requires proper recovery time. Staying ahead of competitors and keeping pace with collaborators is an endless struggle punctuated by personal bests. Inspiration can come from tales of caution as well

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 3. Build Endurance)

Part 3 of 4 in a series Based on my own professional experience, technology departments spring to life from real live business needs. Technology staffing begins by pulling over technophiles from other disciplines. When a needed skill set is missing,

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 2. Strengthen Your Core)

Part 2 of 4 in a series Take a look at your tech body: those people, processes, and products that represent your organization’s pure technical capability. Does an amazing variety of languages, methodologies, and systems make or save money? Or

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 1. Warming Up)

Part 1 of 4 in a series Does the fitness of your tech body, that being the people, process, and products of technology in your organization, worry you each and every year? Whenever I feed my technology development budget, it

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Model Behavior for Authentic Customer Relationship

So I’ve been deep diving into Twitter for a month and am starting to see patterns. For a lot of users, this is not going to have any more value than what they expect. Equivalent of waving hello to a neighbor or

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The Dinosaur of Industry – Command and Control

The sort of blind obedience required in traditional command and control hierarchies no longer protects organizations from disastrous decisions. When industries adopted this model of governance and management, only a very few were educated and networked enough to make decisions

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Yin-Yang: IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture

The symbiotic relationship between EA and IT governance can be expressed in functions of input producing output from one to the other. Please note that I present the following as one example of that idea not a comprehensive picture of

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