Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
The initial cause as I read about it in the media, is,"…made an unauthorized, unapproved deviation from its programmed course, a "human error" that led to the grounding of the vessel…," says the chief executive of the ship's Italian…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on January 16, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments
But at its core, the business represents something which is against her personal ethics. Is she being inappropriately biased, debating whether to accept the job?
This might seem one of those rare occasions…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on December 26, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
In one of the product management forums I monitor, there has been an ongoing discussion about decision ownership. For instance, does the product manager make all the final decisions regarding his or her product?
As the discussion evolved, it reminded me a guiding principal a mentor gave me early in my career. "Never lose alone."
The best successes come from collaborative efforts, working alongside others. You may get lucky as a sole…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on December 12, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments
As leaders I think we all find our teams besieged by fires at one point in
time or another. Sometimes it seems they’re simply building one atop another
and, unless you can do something, you risk being over run…your core mission
Added by J. T. Pedersen on November 11, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
So here are ‘my’ 5 Basics Hotels Still Need to Master
Since many hotels…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on November 7, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments
Funny, one of the things they don’t tell you as a Cloud service provider, is that the boundaries of the Cloud aren’t white, fluffy, and ambiguous. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact. They’re cold, rigid, and expansion can be expensive.
Certainly, from the consumers’ perspective, that’s exactly what the Cloud is. But use a leaf blower to clear away the puff ‘n fluff, and you’ll find there’s something rather solid inside. And, it costs money.
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 31, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments
This morning I gave a presentation related to product management. I enjoy giving this particular presentation as we explore topics like: product roadmaps; business plan; target markets, and managing scope (feature creep).
In discussing target markets, and knowing your customer, I use one slide in which I suggest they ask their customers, “What keeps you up at night?”
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 21, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I've been attending Alternative Energy meetings,
forums, and briefings for a couple years now. I also evaluate a number of
business plans, such as for Ann Arbor SPARK's Accelerate>>Michigan competition.
I've continued to shake my head over how many companies are building (or preparing to build) charging stations for PEVs (plug-in electric vehicles). One forecast selling…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 17, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
I know this is a bit outside the typical 'Spokane' area of geographic interest. I thought you might find my comments of modest interest.
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Went to lunch at the Detroit Economic Club today. T. Boone Pickens was the
guest speaker. My prior impressions of him were media driven; hadn't had a
desire to specifically go learn more about this 'celebrity.' This was a good
chance to go see, first hand, what he was all…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 13, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Three times this week, I have stumbled across discussions of ‘online tools’ in relation to product management. And, in each
case, numerous software solutions were named, yet no one specifically discussed social media. How’s that?
At first, I noticed that social media wasn’t being included by
virtue of, what seemed to me, a glaring omission. After all, in today’s world, consumers can rip a company a ‘new one’ quite…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 6, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments
This book is for leaders and managers (aspiring leaders) continuing to look for ways to survive in our never ending, ever faster world. In short: Good book. Enjoyed it. Found it was inline with many of the issues contemporary business leaders increasingly face every day.
In The Anywhere Leader, Mike Thompson’s written a book that suggests, just possibly, he could pick up in the shoes of the late…Continue
Your followers have a significant role in -executing- strategy. Teams are chartered to execute a mission, objectives, and goals. The underlying strategy defining these activities need to ‘harmonize,’ to some minimal degree, with your team(s) or they will not be executed, or executed ‘fully.’
Followers are not just ‘employees,’ showing up for a check, to be led around by their noses. In today’s world, given the rate of change, disruption, and ambiguity, require team…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on September 23, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Remember? You started that new job. You were full of
enthusiasm. Your curiosity was insatiable. And, your drive led you to overcome seemingly incredible hurdles. At the same time, you likely had periods of uncertainty, risk was everywhere, yet the exhilaration was almost like a narcotic.
Now, the clock has rolled forward a few years. Your curiosity has waned.
You know where all the road’s bumps are, so hurdles aren’t quite so high any…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on September 21, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Top 3 Things People Hate Doing:
It need not be that way. The crux of the problem is many parents do not understand its importance and then teach it to their children. For many, ‘networking’ means having 299 business cards in one…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on September 12, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments
With over almost 5 decades in the automotive industry, Bob narrates the industry’s history using a flair only he has. He not only walks readers through history, but gives us a first-hand…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on August 31, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
In my experience, negativity is often a symptom. Rather than treat the symptoms, the negativity being expressed, it is better to search out the crux of the problem.
Perhaps it is an individual, a 'negative' leadership personality, in which coaching and/or other change may be required.
More often, I find negativity stems from senior management, from the ‘leadership.’ This comes in the form of unstated expectations; no clear direction and/or…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on August 25, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments
One group took the position that Truth was an absolute. Unchanging, unyielding, definitive, and unquestionable. If…Continue
“YOU CAN’T NOT COMMUNICATE ^2”
By: David Grossman
The title is a mouthful. Incredibly true. But a mouthful. So I will refer to “You Can’t Not Communicate ^2” as ‘the book’ or YCNC2. Beyond the clear message conveyed by the title, communication, let me say this is the most beautifully produced book I have seen in years.
By eyeball estimate,…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on August 6, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
Well, I might have made the count '4,' with the latter being Communication. I’m referring to a recent post I discovered, “The Only Three Things a leader Should Focus On—Brains, Bones, and Nerves.” The article's primarily about what the leader must do, how the leader should do it, what the leader should be thinking about.…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on August 5, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments
This morning I discovered an engaging article, “Making a Successful Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Project a Reality.”
The crux of the article is a focus on two groups, Product Management and IT, that need to be involved when deciding to make changes to your company’s software licensing and…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on July 6, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments