Collaboration is about behaviour, not software

Chartered Management Institute

The social software market is undoubtedly booming, with it said to be worth several billion dollars already. Whilst there are many facets of the social business field, in the enterprise sense, collaboration remains the kernel around which everything el.

Developing Software Using Deming’s Ideas

Deming Institute

Deming Institute podcast with TJ Gokcen, CEO of Acquate on “Joy in Software Development” ( download the podcast ). Describing the importance of creating software using Deming’s ideas as expressed in agile software development , TJ says.

Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software.

How Do You Hone Your Leadership Craft?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software.

3 Reasons You Should Ask Your Team More Questions

Lead Change Blog

Author information Mary Prescott Community Manager at WorkZone - Web based Project Management Software Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company.

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Which Comes First: Organizational Values or Personal Values?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software.

What One Career Insight Would You Want a 20-Something to Know Now?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software.

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Complimentary Resource – 10 Ways to Wow Your New Hire

Strategy Driven

by Ultimate Software. Complimentary Resources business management complimentary whitepaper employee acquisition employee engagement management and leadership strategydriven talent management Ultimate Software 10 Ways to Wow Your New Hire.

Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

Try customer relationship software, project management programs, or whatever captures your ideas and helps transform them into action. This is a post by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow.

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Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence

Aspire-CS

Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” Richard, a software executive, withdraws for rest breaks after intensive training sessions.

Diversity of a Different Persuasion

N2Growth Blog

In the 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers Annual Corporate Directors Survey it was reported that the average age of board directors is 68 and mandatory retirement has risen to 72-75. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Poor Morals or Poorly Managed?

Tony Mayo

Here is more support for my advice, this time from a rigorous study of new restaurant software. Instead of using the software mainly […].

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Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

In early 2000, while awaiting the court decision in the antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, Bill Gates decided to step down as chief executive and focus on his passion for software.

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Complimentary Resource – Strategic Business Intelligence for HR: 6 HR Metrics No Executive Should Be Without

Strategy Driven

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Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

is designed to help provide former service members with valuable, in-demand technology skills such as software testing and data mining capabilities. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer.

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15 Nuggets of Wisdom From 15 Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

What are the secrets to entrepreneurial success?

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Don’t Think Product – Think Outcome: I know this will offend some, but process is not a new software program or application. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Process… just the mere use of the word can spread fear and panic in the workplace.

Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide

Strategy Driven

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GC20: Gamification at Work: How to Succeed in a Corporate Setting | with Mario Herger

Engaging Leader

Mario Herger is co-author of Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software. Mario Herger is co-author of Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software. Mario also leads the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley (AICSV), which he co-founded in 2013.

Complimentary Resource – Reporting & Workforce Intelligence eGuide for HR

Strategy Driven

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How Hard Work got Chris Fired

Leadership Freak

Fired not promoted: The board fired the CEO of Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) and Chris Cabrera assumed he was in line for the job. Image source Heads down hard work lands you out the door, eventually. Hard work is essential, but not enough, to keep earning promotions. It made sense. Chris was the successful senior […]. Marks of leaders Success Taking others higher Communication functional assignments Growth Leadership Development lousy job walking the plank

FORBES LIST OF 20 MOST MISERABLE CITIES: THE MIDWEST IS HIGHLY REPRESENTED, BUT…

Women on Business

Carmen seeks to create software that aids industrial manufacturers and construction and demolition professionals in meeting environmental regulations and recycling requirements.

GC17: Can Gamification Truly Drive and Measure Sales Productivity? | with Mike Smalls from Hoopla

Engaging Leader

Mike Smalls is the founder and CEO of Hoopla, a software company that helps sales and service organizations use game mechanics to improve performance.

From OK To Extraordinary: How To Find The Elusive “It”

Terry Starbucker

I was talking to a founder of a software company based here, who was looking for angel money. “They just don’t have it. ” “ It’s not there.” ” “I can’t find it. ” “I’ve got it!” ” “He’s got it!”

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60 Work from Home Tax Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss

Women on Business

Software. It’s tax season, and that means it’s time to add up all of those business expenses you incurred during the year to ensure you receive all of the deductions you deserve. If you work from home, you’re entitled to a lot of tax deductions that you might not know about.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/2/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind Jocelyn Glei, Editor Innovating Analytics: Word of Mouth Index- Use the Next Generation of Net Promoter to Increase Sales and Drive Results […]. Bob''s blog entries "Don’t dumb down — brain up!" "My

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/8/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Byrne John Mattone with Luiz Xavier Karen Wright Kate Crawford Les McKeown Marcus Ryu (Guidewire Software) in “The Corner Office” McKinsey & Company Muriel Maignan Wilkins Olivier Sibony Own the Room Rachel W. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet Ramez Naam World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It John A.

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What Do You Want In 2014?

Tim Milburn

I wrote down six goals for 2013 around this time last year. I hope you find them helpful as you reflect on what you accomplished in 2013 and for what you hope to achieve in 2014. I learned how to use new software. Leave me a comment: What’s your best lesson from 2013?

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How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company. Guest post by Mary Prescott. I’m sure you’ve heard statements like these before: “My team is exceptionally strong. They seem to be doing well”. “We’ve We’ve been improving. It’s hard to quantify, but I am sure we are getting there”. While you might hear these statements from any manager, they all have one thing in common: the lack of specificity. How strong is the team?

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Three ways to be more influential at negotiating

Lead on Purpose

For example, maybe you sell computer software that automates a company’s accounting processes. Why would your software be valuable? Your software allows your prospect to be more creative with its finances. Guest post by Kurt Smith. Your palms start to sweat. You’re thinking about this quarter’s benchmark. You can’t remember what your purchasing agent said about your most recent vendor, but you know that you need this sale.

How to lead without blinders

Lead on Purpose

In my “day job” as a product manager I create software products that help companies fight against internal fraud. Several years ago I wrote that you can’t fake leadership. Becoming a leader requires a careful combination of confidence and humility. Leading an organization requires focusing intently in key areas. Successful leaders lead with their eyes wide open.

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Microsoft Office: A Competitive Advantage that Needs to be Mobile

Coaching Tip

Chief Executive Steve Ballmer plans to take Microsoft in a new direction by shifting the company from a focus purely on software, that is downloaded onto personal computers or on corporate computing networks, into something of a hybrid of rivals Apple Inc.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

LDRLB

Some companies and leaders have experienced the inherent value of uncertainty and surprise, and actually use it to out-innovate the competition: Intuit’s flagship product was Quicken, the leading software program for managing home finances. Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty.

If You Want to Get Ahead, Get a Process

LDRLB

For example, designer Bill Buxton notes , “My belief is that one of the most significant reasons for the failure of organizations to develop new software products in-house is the absence of anything that a design professional would recognize as an explicit design process.”.

Virtually Selling

Coaching Tip

Now companies from software and health-care providers to manufacturers are radically remaking that model, shifting from expensive field staffs to more cost-efficient employees who use phones and computers to reach customers. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013 and "Ask the Coach".

Leaders take action

Lead on Purpose

The Product Management Perspective: Agile development has become an important software development methodology. Great leaders understand the responsibility of doing things right, making sure they’re accomplishing the goals they’ve set out for themselves and their organizations. Doing things right is a core to success. However, if you focus too much on planning, and don’t get to work making things happen, you might miss the bigger opportunity. General George S.

15 Unique Activities that Build Team Spirit

Lead by Adventure

Use a couple of your team’s home video cameras and use free movie editing computer software to edit. Does your group need a boost in morale?

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The Secret to Successful Recruiting

Strategy Driven

Despite the realization that computer software greatly enhances the efficiency with which businesses operates, the use of recruitment software is not widespread. Why should you invest in software for your HR department ? Recruitment has always been a tricky business.

The Greatest Business Leaders of Today: What Can We Learn From Them?

Great Results Team Building

A college dropout who rose to become the world''s richest man, Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen started the Microsoft Corporation, whose software is generally credited with making personal computers easy to use and available to the masses.

Doing What You Do Best Away from the Office

Coaching Tip

Microsoft Corporation got its start by making operational software for personal computers; as a contractor to IBM who decided to explore the personal computer market after doing well in main frame and mid-sized computing hardware. .

Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

Joel Parkinson is a writer for the web site projectmanager.com where he has recently been researching project management software. The Product Management Perspective: Software projects have a lot of moving parts. Work closely with your project manager and be grateful for the work they do to keep your software project moving forward in a timely manner. Guest post by Joel Parkinson.

3 Forms of Assumption Bias

CO2

A value-added reseller of a software company grew and prospered until one point it began to lose money each month. This surprised the senior team because their revenues had continued to grow with greater and greater software sales. by Gary Cohen.

Our Social Brain

Coaching Tip

Software engineers and designers are basing their thinking on what has come to be called Dunbar’s Number. . Sources: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013.