Traditionally we think of decision makers as being the executives, managers and supervisors in the organization and usually in that order.  But are they?

Let’s not take anything away from them.  They are making critical decisions everyday on the direction of the organization.  The higher we go the more strategic those decisions are.  But what about the person that makes the small...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Qlik Sense, Business Intelligence, Self-serve BI

Qlik has recently launched a second Business Intelligence tool, Qlik Sense, to complement its already award winning QlikView tool. Some might ask why they would do this. Qlik Sense brings Business Intelligence to groups that have been asking for more access but may struggle with more traditional tools. There are many users that are looking to do more for themselves and need a self-serve...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Qlik Sense, Business Intelligence, Qlik

“But how am I supposed to know what they want if they don’t tell me how they feel?”

This was the question I was asked during a coaching session with a supervisor the other day. She had received good marks on her feedback survey from her staff, but like most managers, there were a few areas that could use improvement. 

The difficult part was, there were...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Leadership, emotional intelligence, Team Building, Management

We’ve always believed strongly that people are the competitive advantage of organizations today. Not just bodies through the doors though, but rather people who believe in the work they are doing and find meaning in it; people who are enabled to learn and grow both professionally and personally; people who feel like they have a voice at their organization and control over their work.

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From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Leadership, employee engagement, Management, participation age

No organization should be left in the dark when it comes to their data - both how to use it and how to store and access it. BizXcel, Server Cloud Canada and OnServe are pleased to offer a workshop on November 20th to help you see more clearly so you can utilize your data better...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Events

Networking is the name of the game, so we’re back on the road travelling to Kitchener to be an exhibitor on November 18th (from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm) at the 2014 Business Expo. 

Come and check out our booth – no excuses, because it’s free to the public! And if that isn’t a good enough reason then let us tell you that local restaurants and caterers will be giving FREE samples of food! AND...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Events

We’ve booked up our calendar for tradeshows, conventions and webinars over the next few months. On November 12th and 13th our Sales Department will be heading off to the 88th Annual Ontario Trucking Association Convention at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto. 

This convention is for trucking owners and managers where they gather together to gain knowledge, share inspiration and have a...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Events, Transportation, Data

How many stories do you remember from your childhood? I bet you can think of at least a dozen off the top of your head. And I bet you can tell me the specifics of each of those stories. 

Now how many reports and presentations can you remember from the last year at work? You probably couldn’t tell me the specifics of even one. 

Why is it that you can remember details from stories...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Data, Effective Presentations

Being a leader means spending a lot of time making decisions.

You know how important it is to have the data you need for decision-making. However, data alone often isn't enough for a decision to be made. 

Decision-making is a complicated process. Everyone has a different method for making decisions they are confident with. Throw several people together who need to agree on one...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Data, QlikView, decision making

The other day I was walking downtown in a hurry (much like I always am). I had a big report due and was spending my entire week at this quaint coffee shop. 

I plan every minute of my day. So when anything out of the ordinary throws me off my schedule, I panic. 

This day I walked the same route and passed the same woman sitting in a store front nook. She had bare feet, tussled...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
Leadership

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