September 5, 2017

What is it that makes a company become a success? People a lot smarter than us have been trying for years to figure out the playbook. Is it access to capital? Talent? Dumb luck?

While we don’t have the recipe, we are convinced that there’s one key ingredient to success...

July 11, 2017

1. Reactive vs Proactive. All day, every day, problems are chasing you. You never get ahead. You spin from problem to problem.

2. What balance? Got a fire that just started at 5:00PM on a Friday evening? Cancel your plans. No happy hour for you! Oh, you can forget abou...

May 15, 2017

Everything people see…tells a story. So, what does your story tell? Take this challenge…record what you work on for the week. Write it down. Then, label each activity, meeting, phone call as either “operational” or “strategic.” 

While there is some subjectivity to thi...

May 1, 2017

Let’s go back forty years. You walk into your new job on day 1. You do what’s expected, work hard and you earn a promotion. Rinse and repeat until you become “the person.” Forty years later, you walk out of that company with a nice new watch, a pension and a good retir...

April 16, 2017

Career progression is a tricky thing. On the one hand, when we are early in our career our supervisors expect us to know the details inside and out. It’s our job to be in the weeds. But as we prove ourselves and take on more responsibility, it’s expected that our ‘fiel...

January 23, 2017

Have you heard of this saying: “No one ever got fired for picking Salesforce?” It essentially means, with all of the choices available to us, you can’t necessarily go wrong with choosing the ‘safe’ pick. So, instead of ‘wasting’ time to investigate new options and pote...

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! This time of year generally brings about an “out with the old, in with the new” attitude. Here at Wholestack Solutions, we’re constantly evolving, while holding on to those things that make us…us! So, instead of getting rid of the old and ushering in th...

September 26, 2016

I have a newly-minted fifth-grader on my hands. As he’s brought home writing, science, and math assignments, teaching him has shown me gaps in my own understanding of things. You see, teaching is bi-directional. You can’t teach without learning something. 

If You Can’...

May 16, 2016

Telephone calls, conference calls, remote meetings, and emails– in modern business, communication rarely occurs face to face. There just isn't always the time; a phone call or a quick text is much quicker. Despite this, there have been many studies that show non-verbal...

May 2, 2016

As a CIO, you know how important communication can be for quality assurance throughout your company's operations. Creating a perceptive listening culture between your customers and your IT engineers is absolutely critical to the delivery of a timely and accurate produc...

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