Purpose of Communication

Purpose of Communication

The Purpose of Communication: Achieving Common Understanding The purpose of communication is to achieve common understanding, to create new or better awareness. Leaders must communicate their vision with a clear and compelling message. Communication skills are...
Benefits of Teamwork

Benefits of Teamwork

A Part of Something Greater Team players crave the benefits of teamwork so much that they are willing to make extraordinary sacrifices. “The most difficult thing for individuals to do when they are part of a team is to sacrifice. Without sacrifice, you’ll never know...

Communicating Values

The Importance of  Communicating Values As a leader, communicating values provides a distinct advantage because it is the quickest way to build trust and get others to follow you. It also means living the values that your company professes. (UPDATED: June 15, 2016)...
Why CIOs Must Partner or Perish

Why CIOs Must Partner or Perish

CIOs must partner or perish. That was the final subheading in a recent CIO.com article I read that reminded me of my graduate school advisor’s message. In the early 1990s, the Army enrolled me in their Advanced Civil Schooling program and sent me to the University of...
How to Inspire: 5 Employee Engagement Ideas

How to Inspire: 5 Employee Engagement Ideas

Employee engagement ideas remain a hot topic, whether for CIOs, IT managers, or any industry leader.  My personal experience with engagement was one in which everyone knew the culture and understood its core values before joining.  When you live your company values,...
CIOs Need to Learn Another Language

CIOs Need to Learn Another Language

As the Chief Information Officer, you are a key leader of the C-staff, but like most of your peers, you realize that CIOs need to learn another language. Throughout your career, among other things, you suffered through machine and assembly languages. You learned...