30 09, 2014

The Difference Between Principles and Values


In his influential book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey outlined the difference between principles and values. In Covey’s view, principles are rules or laws that are permanent, unchanging, and universal in nature. Values are internal and subjective, and they may change over time. What are principles? For Covey, principles are [...]

The Difference Between Principles and Values2019-01-10T18:57:10+00:00
23 09, 2014

Culture: Your Company Has One, But Do You Know What It Is?


Here's a simple statistic: 100% of companies have “a culture.” Whether you deliberately cultivated it, or it simply emerged and evolved on its own, your company has a culture. But what is company culture? Culture has huge implications for any organization, and it can ultimately make or break your business. However, many companies don't examine, evaluate, [...]

Culture: Your Company Has One, But Do You Know What It Is?2019-01-10T18:57:10+00:00
16 09, 2014

How to Manage Your Manager


Let’s face it: not every boss out there is perfect at delegating. Not every boss is perfect at communicating. Sometimes your manager will make suggestions or request actions that don’t make a whole lot of sense or don’t seem to fit into your current priorities. There may be times when you are buried and your [...]

How to Manage Your Manager2019-01-10T18:57:10+00:00
9 09, 2014

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Success in Project Management and Implementation


I recently had a kickoff meeting with one of our customers, and it was quite refreshing. These meetings are sessions where our Professional Services delivery team meets with a customer’s key stakeholders to “kickoff” a PlanPlus Online CRM implementation. In this particular meeting, the leader on the customer side began the session with a bit [...]

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Success in Project Management and Implementation2019-01-10T18:57:10+00:00
2 09, 2014

Catch-Up Day 2.0


We’ve all been there. It’s 5 p.m. and the workday has somehow raced past you without allowing you enough time to tackle what needs to be done. Twenty emails in bold type stare at you impatiently from your inbox, while you ponder if the three voicemails left on your phone during lunch can wait for [...]

Catch-Up Day 2.02019-02-15T10:00:41+00:00