Leader’s IT Checklist for 2015 – 10 Questions to Save Time and Avoid Headaches

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If you are like most leaders I know, your time is one of your most valuable assets.   Taking time to think about your computer system may only happen rarely or if there are problems.   As a leader, I’ve found that one of my most powerful time saving tools for being proactive is to ask questions of my staff. The answers provide …

Leader’s IT Checklist for 2015 – 10 Proactive Questions to Save Time and Avoid Headaches

Chris Walters Leadership, Operations, Uncategorised Leave a Comment

If you are like most leaders I know, your time is one of your most valuable assets.   Taking time to think about your computer system may only happen rarely or if there are problems.   As a leader, I’ve found that one of my most powerful time saving tools is to ask proactive questions of my staff. The answers provide insight into …

A Few Comments From Our Clients

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One of my favorite activities as the company president is to review the feedback that comes in daily from our clients. I summarize and send back out to all of our employees as a small way to recognize their efforts. I’ve pasted a screenshot from the folder where I keep those emails below. Makes me very proud to lead this …

What Are You Reading?

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Over the years, a common question that has been posed to me is, “What are you reading?” I try to mix it up a bit to gain perspectives from different angles, but my favorite topics are evident: History, Leadership, Inspiration, and Technology. Podcasts and audiobooks have become a mainstay of my professional education, turning otherwise wasted time travelling or waiting …

Building the Reservoir of Trust

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This blog post is a summary of a group discussion from our company meeting held on June 7th, 2013.  Hopefully this will explain the conversational nature of the post, and you will forgive the poor structure. One of the most intense scenes from a movie is the D- Day landing from Saving Private Ryan. I’ve watched it many times, and …

Don’t Jerk the Trigger

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I’ve always been fascinated with the power of words.  How words are used to convey ideas.  How a word can mean multiple things to different people, how words can inspire, and if used the wrong way, how damaging they can be.  Here’s a story to illustrate.   It’s a five minute read, but perhaps you will find something of value in …

My Report Card

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As previously noted, each time a client gives me feedback telling me how my team did, I forward it out to the entire company with a quick quote or summary of the note as the subject.   I posted a screenshot in April, but I thought I’d post an update with comments since then. I’ve come to view this folder much like a part of a report …

Top 5 Causes of Micromanagement and What You Can Do About It

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When I interview candidates, one of the most frequent complaints I hear is “I hate being micromanaged.”  If my small subset of interviews is any indication, there is an epidemic of micromanagement going on out there in the business world.  I suspect if you got a sample of 100 people in a room and asked them to list the top …

“The Big Eye”

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If you want to get a laugh, ask any of my leaders if they’ve ever gotten “The Big Eye”.  Should make for some interesting conversation.    Over the years, I’ve noticed that sometimes what you say as a leader isn’t exactly what is heard.  What you think is crystal clear somehow becomes jumbled up.  The thing that you thought you had perfectly explained …