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Excuse Me. Do You Mind if I Deliver Inferior Performance?

Your staff are expected to deliver quality performance. When they fall short - as long as poor training isn't the cause of the problem - it doesn't really matter why. Subpar results just won't do, and must be addressed if the organization is to thrive. If underperformers go unchecked, there’s a much bigger problem to be ...


“Sympathy” for the Board

There's no question that Board members' jobs are tougher now than ever before. All the more reason to increase accountability; failures in governance often lead right back to the Board, and shareholders bear the brunt of the consequences. The flashier issues, such as CEO hirings, tend to draw their attention, but compliance needs its time in the ...

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Why Does Bill Gates Go to Work?

True motivation must come from within. Take Bill Gates for example, one of the wealthiest people on the planet. His drive isn’t tied to financial gain – when you can wallpaper your estate with $100 bills, bonuses just don’t mean as much. Top performers, from the billionaire to the less prosperous master of a craft, often ...

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What Do Boko Haram and American Universities Have in Common?

Boko Haram loosely means “Western education is sinful." This group needn’t worry about recruiting minions in the U.S., however, since American universities seem eager to further their cause with a commitment to withholding conflicting and controversial topics from their campuses.

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Increase the Number of Women on Corporate Boards

If you need a compelling reason to appoint more women to the Board, here you’ll find several. Firms with a gender-balanced Board tend to enjoy multiple benefits, an assertion supported by several recent studies. Yet worldwide, corporate Boards are still dominated my men. Increasing diversity in the boardroom also increases conflict, lessens trust, and heightens scrutiny. ...

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Protecting Proprietary Information

This scenario is built from a real-life experience working for a high-tech company, but it can apply to any organization or situation you might be facing. Apart from tangible physical assets, if we own intellectual property or proprietary information, this issue is relevant.


Enterprise Printing, In and Out of the Cloud

Printing and the cloud are seemingly at opposite ends of an organization’s infrastructure spectrum. Printing remains one of the last bastions of an organization’s infrastructure that cannot be completely virtualized, since the whole point of printing is to take something virtual and make it physical.