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3 Ways a Leader Can Undermine Cohesion at Work

Posted by Satish Reddy

Jan 15, 2016 6:23:08 PM

3_Ways_a_Leader_Can_Undermine_Cohesion.jpgWhen businesses are scaled up, fragmentation is a natural result. Organizations get divided into “pieces” as they get bigger - unless a leader drives something different by design.


To most business leaders, it remains important that people feel part of “something bigger.” But, with their actions, most people at the top do less for unity and ironically more for what Ron Carucci of Harvard Business Review terms the opposite of cohesion: “faux-hesion.”

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Topics: Field Service Management, CIO, Leadership, Lean Management

Inside the CIO's Mind

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Inside_the_CIOs_Mind.jpgThe role of the CIO has undergone many dramatic changes in recent years. Today's CIO may be considered a business co-creator, trusted operator or an instigator of change. Whatever group a CIO falls into, he or she is creating a legacy of developing people, technologies and processes for the future.

The 2015 survey of more than 1,200 CIOs by Deloitte revealed some important insights on how CIOs are creating value as well as how they operate within their organization's leadership ecosystem. The survey considered the importance of four elements in framing the picture.

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Topics: Web application development, CIO

Nurturing, Improving and Measuring Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Emotional_Intelligence_in_the_Workplace.jpgThink back to your report cards from your days in elementary school compared to your report cards from high school or college.

You probably had a checkmark or an "X" in the box beside one or more of the following:

  • Plays well with others
  • Exercises self-control
  • Pays attention in class
  • Contributes to classroom discussions
  • Helpful
  • Participates in team activities appropriately
  • Exhibits no disruptive behavior
  • Follows instructions
  • Displays appropriate social skills
  • Respects the rights of others

Compare this to high school. Much less information is provided, usually nothing more than:

  • Grade
  • Credits earned
  • Name of teacher
  • Days absent
  • Times tardy

It could be argued that by the time a child enters high school, he or she could rightfully be assumed to possess the maturity and social skills needed.


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Topics: Field Service Management, CIO, Customer Satisfaction

5 Crucial Business Areas Affected by a Leader's Emotional Intelligence Level

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 11, 2015 12:53:59 PM

5_Crucial_Business_Areas_Affected_by_EI.jpgWhen those in leadership positions do things the wrong way, a company's black ink can turn red quickly.

Consider two companies that provide similar products as fierce competitors. The leaders of these companies have very different ideas on running business and managing employees. Can you surmise which leader is doing things the “right” way?
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Topics: Field Service Management, CIO, Customer Satisfaction

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 8, 2015 9:34:45 PM

Emotional_Intelligence.jpgBeing stuck in the old ways of doing things in terms of technology, management and other important work areas can have serious implications for a supervisor or company, but the solutions can be learned.

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Topics: Modernize your IT, Digital Disruption, Digital Initiative, CIO

The Case for Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Satish Reddy

Nov 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The_Case_for_Emotional_Intelligence.jpgAlmost everyone has experienced points in their career that are high pressure enough to be uncomfortable. IT environments in particular deal with a great amount of precise data, often working with the information under deadline. On top of it, the functions are vital to other areas of a company 24 hours a day - there is no “grace period” for resolving an IT difficulty.

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Topics: Custom Software Development, Enterprise Mobility, Modernize your IT, CIO