Category: Success

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AI Skills Assessment to Support Successful Implementations

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, with applications infiltrating every corner of industry. From medical diagnosis and fraud detection to personalized recommendations and self-driving cars, AI is poised to disrupt and redefine how we work and live. But simply deploying an AI system isn’t enough. To truly unlock its potential, you need the […]

Overcoming Obstacles to AI Implementations: A Multi-Frame Approach for Managers

As industries accelerate their embrace of artificial intelligence (AI), many organizations find themselves grappling with unique challenges that hinder full-scale AI integration. These obstacles often stem from a complex relationship between technological readiness and human factors. Successful AI adoption requires managers to navigate these complexities by leveraging their emotional intelligence (EQ), understanding organizational culture, and […]

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager Are you starting a new job as an engineering manager? Exciting times lie ahead, but the challenge can be daunting. Leading a team of engineers, building relationships with colleagues, navigating a new environment and delivering results can be overwhelming. But, with the […]

Improve Organizational Performance Using Strategic Decision Making

History has proven it: strategic planning is less valuable than it could be. The traditional strategic planning practice that involves business units presenting to executives on a periodic basis is outdated. This particular approach too often relies on assumptions or inherited legacy plans rather than data. History has proven it: strategic planning is less valuable […]

The Critical Need for Sound Leadership

Not All Leaders Are Prepared to Lead If you’ve recently found yourself frustrated and confused by leadership, you’re not alone. Being able to take charge during periods of rapid change and deal effectively with ambiguity are key competencies needed in today’s leaders. We need individuals who are decisive, trustworthy, and capable of creating solutions today […]

Navigating Organizational Politics

Learning about your organization’s culture is key to understanding what’s required politically to achieve your goals. Current practices, particularly on behalf of those in leadership positions, are good indicators of what’s expected and rewarded. I’ve known professionals throughout my career who detested the thought of having to participate in organizational politics. They believed that their […]

Detroit Lions’ Ryan Broyles is Owning It!

Broyles Uses Road Maps to Achieve Goals I first learned of Ryan Broyles when I read an ESPN headline about him being financially frugal early on in his career in anticipation of his future. I’ll admit that I know very little about football but I’ve heard of the perils of athletes who are paid well. […]

What Managing Without Guidance Costs Us

Hiring, training and attrition can cost us a lot but managing without guidance costs us as well – much more than we might think: First, it can cost us our jobs. We may think because we’ve acquired a certain level of experience and education that we’re somewhat insulated from cutbacks or outsourcing but that’s not […]

Your Career Success Begins with You

Focus on Your Professional Development Each of us has a choice, accept what happens in our careers or take actions that position us for success.  Your career success begins with you.  While this is obvious to most, to some it isn’t and they approach their careers by passively accepting their careers, rather than taking a […]

OWN IT! Take Charge of Your Career

Have You Taken Charge of Your Career? Technology, globalization and the pace of change continue to be drivers for independent career management. Work environments and the way in which we work and think about work continue to change at an accelerated pace. Career management is also changing. Savvy professionals realize that they (not their employers) are […]

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