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Want to Hire Some Great Developers? Sponsor a Hackathon

You will not only attract the best, you will gain insights immediately that normally take weeks to learn.

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Why managing a team of 50 can be harder than one of 500

Every organization size has its own range of challenges. What is interesting is that the organization size that is most challenging to manage is not the necessarily largest. Managing mid-sized organizations can often be more challenging.

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25 Lessons (in Leadership) from Jack Welch

This afternoon I was Googling to find the exact quote by Jack Welch on being #1 or #2 in the market and found several sites that outlined “25 Lessons from Jack Welch.” They were so inspirational – and so clear – that I felt compelled to share them myself.

Three essential skills for technology leadership

Effective technologists implement good technology; effective technology leaders enable others to do this. These are two very different roles. However, most technology leaders usually start their careers as “line level” technologists. Technologists need three essential skills to become effective technology leaders…

Looking for risks in all the places they can occur

To actively manage risk across your enterprise, you will need develop an organization-wide consistent method to seeking out and identify risk. This requires two critical steps: 1) develop a clear definition of risk enterprise-wide and 2) teach your staff to seek out and plan for all types of risk: positive, negative, internal and external. Once you do this, you will be ready to begin planning for and managing response to nearly any situation of importance that is likely to occur…

Creating to a culture that enables active risk management

Before any organization can begin to actively manage risk, it must first change its culture to one that openly and freely discusses risk at all levels. This is not easy. It requires commitments from management and staff at all levels. However, it will pay off in many ways: higher trust, increased respect and better results…