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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest – 5/12

All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action. Mahatma Ghandi Now, that’s Smart. Smart Remarks Weekly Digest May 12, 2020 Core Competency: Professionalism Keep Learning Being stuck at home
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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest – 5/7

All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action. Mahatma Ghandi Now, that’s Smart. Smart Remarks Weekly Digest May 7, 2020 Core Competency: Adaptability Cyber-Security at Home The Safer at
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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest – 4/29

All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action. Mahatma Ghandi Now, that’s Smart. Smart Remarks Weekly Digest April 29, 2020 Core Competency: Adaptability Keeping the Glass Half Full There
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Active Listening in an Agile World

Much of the conventional wisdom around active listening suggests that we remain quiet, nod, and offer the occasional “mm-hmmm” to show the talker that we’re really listening to her.  Couple that with repeating back to the talker what we thought we heard and understood her to be saying, and you’ve got the formula for good active listening, right?!
Wrong.

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October 15, 2019

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L.E.A.D.E.R.S - The 7 traits of Authentic Leadership

What is about a leader that you find appealing? They inspire others, earn trust, and get things done.

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Neuroscience of Conversational Blind Spots

Blind Spot #1 – Assuming everyone thinks like me.  Blind Spot #2: Feelings don’t change my reality.

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Effectively Communicating Through Change

In your mind, what’s a necessary condition for communicating effectively during a time of change?

Video Interviews – Pointers and Tips

Congratulations on landing a video interview! Video interviews are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s business world. If you’re camera-shy, it’s time to take steps to fix that and
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Are You Taking the Time to Improve Your Skill Set?

Are You Taking the Time to Improve Your Skill Set? You’ve been in your role now for at least 2 years. You excel at what you do, and you know
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Cyber Security Tips for Summer Travel

Cyber Security Tips for Summer Travel All month the Smart Solutions team has been sharing tips about cyber security and cyber awareness.  Here is a quick summary of recommendations for
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What’s HOT in IT today?

What’s HOT in IT today? You’ve likely read a lot about IoT, digital transformation, cyber security, and the next greatest software development language.  There is so much that is constantly
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The Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

The Intersection of Healthcare and Technology We have all been reading a lot about Healthcare and Biohealth Technologies and how they have a deep impact on our economy.  This rapidly
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Technology — and the job market it depends on — is in a constant state of change.

Smart’s lived at the intersection of this change for over 20 years. That’s why we’ve built a program focused on lifelong learning and continuous improvement to help lifelong learning and continuous improvement to help you tool for success. The IMPACT Project™ provides tools, training and opportunities, plus suggests a mindset for those who want to grow with the times, expand their perspective and see the world changed for the better!

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A Project Manager's Guide to Digital Transformation

One might get the impression that digital transformation is something that happens at the board or executive levels with no substantial decision power for other people in the organization. That could not be further from the truth—project managers in particular play a vital role during a digital transformation.

4 Ways to Compete for Talent in the Digital Age

Few people would debate that companies need to pick up the pace of digitalization to remain competitive. But although they make financial investments in digital transformation, they may underestimate the importance of technology talent in successfully executing such a shift.

Digital Transformation through Adoption Change Management

Organizations often achieve low adoption with the implementation of new technologies due to staff not being prepared to adapt and incorporate these toolsets into regular work routines. The primary reason for failure of technology adoption is resistance to change, which is mitigated most of the time when companies incorporate organizational change management as part of technology projects.

Change management for digital transformation: What's different?

Digital transformation will fundamentally change your company's mission-critical processes and operations. Done right, it changes the way your company, works, thinks and addresses challenges. If you want to change the game as CIO, you need a change management plan that addresses culture as much as technology.

Council Post: Solving Digital Transformation Cybersecurity Concerns With DevSecOps

One of the core challenges for many organizations in today’s digital world is that they must create powerful customer experiences. But this is simply not possible to do so in isolation. Third-party integrations are often what distinguishes your product or service from the competition — whether that’s integrating real-time weather data or processing payments.

Why User Experience (UX) is the Centerpiece of Digital Transformation

Whether they're focusing on Android or Apple iOS platforms, business leaders cannot overlook the importance of user experience when developing enterprise mobility strategies. An application with poor UX will present a major barrier to adoption, and it's likely that employees will turn to an alternative if the navigation and interface are difficult to manage.