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Retain Top Talent

4 Tips to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Is it a challenge for you to attract and retain top talent to your integration business? Consider this expert advice for hiring success.   Amid the “The Great Resignation,” integrators are hard-pressed to attract and retain talent. Most workplaces were … Read More

4 Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation

4 Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Since the onset of the pandemic, no topic has impacted enterprises more than digital transformation. While many marveled at the rapid rate of change in early 2020, the sustained emphasis on digital transformation continues to shape the ways in which … Read More

Lessons from the Wright Brothers

Lessons from the Wright Brothers

3 Character Traits to Overcome Obstacles in Your Integration Business What started out as a dream to fly led to one of today’s most common forms of travel: the airplane. While overcoming business obstacles can often feel like defying gravity, … Read More

transformational leaders should Learn how to listen like an elephant

Would You Rather Be an Elephant Or an Alligator?

One of the keys to transformational leadership is to learn how to listen like an elephant. Once, in Japan, I was out with a customer who asked me an innocent question (after a few beers): “Would you rather be an elephant or … Read More

8 ways to build resilience in your processes

8 Ways to Build Resilience into Processes

One way to ease the impact of uncertainty and volatility is for integrators to build resilience into their processes. While developing personal and team adaptability, integrators should also examine how their processes either build or drain resilience. Consider this advice. … Read More

What is a workflow process

What Is A Workflow Process?

What is a workflow process? By Anne Fray, Sr. Accounting Analyst at Solutions360 Workflow is defined as the organization of work as it moves through a department, across departments or across an entire organization. Here’s an example of a workflow … Read More

How to Create an Operating Plan

How to Create an Operating Plan

Operational planning is critical for the success of your integration business, so what is the best way to create an operating plan? In Part 1 of this discussion, Operational Planning Turns Strategy into Execution, I made the assertion that the … Read More

Integrators are in the business of selling labor

“I Can’t Sell Labor for That!”

Like it or not, integrators are in the business of selling labor. There came a point in my 40+ year professional sales career when I stopped whining about how “I can’t sell labor for that” due to burdened internal costs. … Read More

8 Powerful Phrases of High-EQ Leaders

8 Powerful Phrases for High-EQ Leaders

Practice emotional intelligence by incorporating these simple, powerful phrases into your leadership vocabulary. Emotional intelligence is a must-have soft skill for leaders, and it’s not hard to spot the ones who possess it. People are drawn to high-EQ leaders. It’s apparent in … Read More

Operational Planning Turns Strategy into Execution

Operational Planning Turns Strategy into Execution

If strategy is your engine, then think of operational planning as the transmission that transfers the power to the wheels for traction. In several blogs, we have addressed the importance of strategic planning, and why integrators should do it every … Read More