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The CEO as an Organization’s Chief Advocacy Officer

As the priorities and strategies for an organization change and evolve, so do the list of core competencies for today’s leaders. For CEO’s, one must constantly adapt to the new and/or expanded skill sets required to be successful in your role. Many skills, which were previously treated as transactional task and delegated through the organization, … read more


IT Risk Management – Understanding and Managing your IT Risks

As IT Leaders, we must be able to understand the risks we face, and how to address them. Understanding and managing your IT risks by categorizing them and then rating them are the first steps in being able to address IT risk. Here are the steps you should take to begin managing your IT risks … read more


Driver Shortages – The Ugly Truth

The issue of driver shortages in the Truck Driving industry is hardly new but it is one that will continue to rise. This is due to there being a severe dearth of talent coming into the profession and lots more leaving it. Why? Simply put, Truck Driving is no longer appealing to young people. This … read more


The 5 Hidden Benefits of Branding

Branding is worth the investment – a unique own-able Brand Strategy will separate you from your competitors, increase your revenues and provide a few hidden benefits. As your Brand Strategy is developed and activated, you’re Brand Positioning will start to take effect and awareness will grow – this may take a little time, but soon … read more


Logistics Expertise through Experience

Expertise through Experience I have been involved in Logistics for over 20 years and my logistics expertise ensures that I have a unique understanding and full appreciation of the complete logistics life cycle. Gaining my truck drivers licence 3 months after my 21st birthday, I self-funded both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Commercial Law … read more


Top Mistakes IT Leaders make with the Consumerization of IT

For a number of years now, IT has been confronted with what is known as the consumerization of IT. We used to have complete control: “you can’t have that”; “you can’t do this”; “you can only have access to these”. All of that changed with the introduction of the personal smartphone and tablet computing. No … read more


Top Mistakes IT Leaders make with Balancing IT Activities

Balancing IT Activities In IT, we all know that a certain amount of resources must be assigned for upgrades, updates, patches and scheduled maintenance. In general, this is known as ‘keeping the lights on’. The mistake some IT departments make is that they spend most or all of their time within this activity, and do … read more


Top Mistakes IT Leaders make in IT Alignment with the Business

Many of the large IT research organizations and others have been telling us for some time the importance of IT alignment with the business and its objectives. Many attempts at IT alignment fail for multiple reasons, with negative consequences, sometimes compounded due to making more than one of the following mistakes: Doing something the organization … read more


5 Reasons to Invest in Your Brand

Why invest in your brand? Your brand is the foundation and face of your business – it should always clearly differentiate you from your competition. It doesn’t matter the size of business or structure – your Brand is the first exposure your customers and target audience have with your product or service. You only have … read more


Governance Improves Your Chances on RFP (Request for Proposal) Responses

As a senior IT Manager in a prominent Canadian municipality, I wrote and reviewed numerous RFPs and responses. Let’s just say that some are better than others. Some responses are put together in a rush, and that is not always the fault of the responder. However, many are put together without putting the appropriate effort … read more


Important RFP Response? Don’t Wait Too Long For Help!

How exciting! A big new RFP has surfaced, and your company is perfect for it. Immediately, an RFP response team is organized and tasked with developing the proposal. You have more than a month to get it done. Plenty of time, right? Not necessarily. Unless your company is dramatically different from most, you don’t have … read more


The CEO as an Organization’s Chief Fundraising Officer

The right person must always make “the ask”.  Whether to Venture Capitalists, financial institutions, corporate investors or individual donors, quite often the determinant for successful fund development comes from the direct involvement of the CEO themself. In today’s world of fund raising, there is more competition than ever, and even greater donor fatigue. The CEO … read more