KISS – Keep It Simple

We humans are great at making things complicated, but are we really making them better? We can apply the topic of over-complicating things to many things, solutions, processes, ideas, messages, and many more. To keep things simple, let’s put it in the context of managing your priorities. Here we have 2 PICK charts, they are…

4 Key Questions About the 4th Quarter

BY DON HACHÉ, DIRECSYS Fall is in the air, which means we’re approaching the last push in most fiscal calendars. How do you stay mindful of your company’s goals and finish strong in the last dash to the end? Here are some questions to ask your team as you plan the rest of your year:…

S.T.O.P. Be Human

BY MARC-ANDRÉ ALARY, CEO DIRECSYS Here in New Brunswick we seem to have hit the second wave of Covid-19. We all knew it was coming and here we are. At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, we saw a lot of articles about the leadership required in these unprecedented times. Here are 3…

10 Elements of Great Company Culture

Stick to this list and your employees will be committed to their jobs, as well as your company. Building a company culture of engaged employees takes years and requires consistent execution. The author boils down your culture strategy into 10 essential components called the “10 Cs of Culture.” 1. Core Values You need to be…

What the VUCA!

VUCA is used to help leaders and organizations understand the world in which their business operates. The term VUCA is an acronym frequently used these days:Volatile The term VUCA was originated by the American military to describe extreme conditions during warfare. VUCA has more recently been adopted by an increasing number of CEOs and organizations…

Please, stop doing this!

Please, stop doing this!

Hello! I just finished reading a book with an interesting title, I would even say, a provocative title. To the point that at first, I didn’t want to read it; it felt like a blow to my ego. Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? My goal in this blog is to suggest ideas…

From Surviving to Thriving and Reimagining the Return

Rapidly recover revenue. Speed matters: it will not be enough for companies to recover revenues gradually as the crisis abates. They will need to fundamentally rethink their revenue profile, to position themselves for the long term and to get ahead of the competition. To do this, companies must SHAPE up. Start-up mindset.  This favors action…