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The Republican Party: Three Problems In 2013


The Republican party has a big problem, a really big problem. The 2012 Presidential elections dealt the Republicans a crushing blow. The loss in the popular vote was greater than expected, but the loss in the electoral college was devastating. … Continue reading

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Barclays Scandal Shows Need for Better Executive Management Reporting


Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays Bank, stepped down from heading the bank because of the LIBOR scandal. Essentially, LIBOR is a calculation that set the borrowing rate in the UK for different markets; for each of these markets … Continue reading

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Google Changes The Ediscovery Landscape


The big new app for 2012 just might be Google’s Apps Vault. Just released in the last days of Q1, this tool sits on top of Google Apps and simplify management of your firm’s documents. This tool will be enormously … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Quantifying The Benefits of Happiness – A Focus On SECRETARIES (PART 2)


In our last blog we looked at how secretaries evolved into administrative assistants. This transition was driven by changes in technology (word processing, email,  voice mail, etc.) and changes in the labor market (women with college degrees didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Myth & Merger, Part 1: Writing A Merger Plan


When your organization undergoes an acquisition or a merger, it has a profound impact. Of course, it is supposed to have a profound impact… that’s why money, stock and personnel were committed to this project. The merger of two firms … Continue reading

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Solving The Government Budget Gap: The Strategic Software Initiative


The government’s budget problems are not going away any anytime soon. The problems facing the Federal government get the headlines, but the problems facing counties and towns are even more problems. While the Feds can print their own money, and … Continue reading

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How To Talk To Your Outsourcer


Outsourcing is a committed relationship. You have to work closely with the account manager at your outsourcer. Like every other committed relationship, you need to communicate with your partner. However, also like every other committed relationship, quality communication is very … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: P Charts Made Simple


It’s been a while since we spent any time on the 4th Sigma, so let’s take a few minutes today and talk about using the 4th Sigma process to address some problems in your operation. If you’re a regular reader, … Continue reading

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It’s Summer, It’s Hot And It’s Time For The Crazy Season!


Boy Is it hot outside! OK, it’s the summer and the summer is supposed to be hot, but 2011 looks like it’s going to be a sizzler this year in New York! When the heat goes up, that’s when we … Continue reading

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Size Matters: How Big Is Your Work Day?


Understanding exactly how many hours of work your staff is  capable of is important if you have any hope of efficiently staffing your  organization. The hours of capacity in a service organization are usually  completely misunderstood. Once you  understand the … Continue reading

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