Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Making Decisions

Monday, July 9th, 2012

How do managers at your facility make decisions? Are decisions made independently, or do managers work together as a team to determine the facility’s ultimate direction?According to Garvin and Roberto, authors of the article “What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions,”1 not all decision-making processes are equally effective. The “classic view of decision making has a pronouncement popping out of a leader’s head, based on experience, gut, research or all three,” they say. But to produce decisions of higher quality, leaders need to change their organization’s decision-making processes from one of advocacy to one of inquiry. (more…)

Incentives Vs. Deprivation

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Work on inspiring good behavior. Instead of thinking about what you can take away so your child will listen to you, think of what you can add. And that doesn’t mean buying something. Gorski suggests you spend time together, have a meal out, and do a special activity. (more…)

Knowing Too Much to Be a Good Leader

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Knowledge is power. But can you ever know too much or be too powerful? Yes, you can if your wisdom and people skills do not grow along with your knowledge. (more…)

Love that rush

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Other high-tech professionals who don’t want to give up the thrill and potential IPO windfall with a revved-up startup are finding some semblance of balance by learning to better organize their time and set rules so they don’t get overwhelmed. Shernaz Daver, a mother of two small children, is the highest-ranking female at Foster City, Calif.-based Inktomi, which offers Internet infrastructure software. (more…)

The Body Remembers

Friday, November 18th, 2011

When political activist Carmen Rodriguez became threatened in the military chaos of 1973′s military coup, she and her family narrowly escaped Chile alive. When she continues to speak out about human rights violations in her Chilean homeland, the consulate confiscates her passport. Thus begins her 14 years in exile. (more…)

Junkie needs his digi-music fix. Part 2

Monday, October 24th, 2011

At this point in time I have exactly 8,120 songs stored on my MP3 “server,” a computer that serves no other purpose than to make these songs available to all of the other computers throughout my house. (I have a local area network that reaches every room.) Any computer on my network can access and play the MP3 music found on this server.


Junkie needs his digi-music fix. Part 1

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I have a secret: I’m a gigabyte junkie.

I’ve had this condition since August. Early that month, I developed an all-consuming passion for storage, storage, and more storage. My itching for hard disk space has become so severe in the last few weeks that I’ve resorted to sneaking new hard disks into my home to feed my latest obsession — MP3. (more…)

If I were the CIO of London. Part 2

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

4. Educate the movers and shakers. As these efforts got underway, I would spend some time to convince the decision makers in the city as to the need for London to become the most wired city in Canada.


If I were the CIO of London. Part 1

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


Which leads to the question –I what would I do if I were the Chief Information Officer – CIO – of London, Ontario, charged with the responsibility of dragging the community kicking and screaming into the future? Several things:


Entrepreneurial overdrive. Part 2

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

eHatchery offers a similar setup optimized for rapidly growing companies: low rates for accounting, HR, legal counsel, IT services. eHatchery is also about to publish an open-source ecommerce toolset called eBox, and has developed a process, called eCeleration, which gives entrepreneurs an automated business “blueprint.”