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Last Minute Larceny

Leaving things to the last minute is a recipe for disaster and on the way causes stress, anxiety and a series of corners that have been cut. Quality suffers and…

Optimize Blog November 13, 2017

Life in the Fast Lane

Lord Mountbatten is quoted as stating that “The primary factor in a successful attack is speed” and the reality is that the current frontier of business success…

Optimize Blog July 24, 2017

It's a Slow Fade

When dealing with a lack of engagement amongst the workforce the key is to recognize the early warning signs. Often it really is a slow fade – rarely do people…

Optimize Blog June 19, 2017

Busy Fools?

We are always told that the world is a much busier place these days and we certainly encounter people every day that tell us that they are “really, really busy”.…

Optimize Blog November 28, 2016

Surviving Short Circuits

We have spoken a number of times before about the vast amounts of data and input that modern leaders have to analyze and make judgments on. A number of studies have…

Optimize Blog October 3, 2016

The Dog Ate My Homework

A common response to the realization that you occasionally work from home is the question “How do you concentrate?” This is natural, given that many office-bound…

Optimize Blog May 16, 2016

The Trouble with Nice

Of all the qualities you don’t want in a manager, there’s one that you might not have given much thought about and that is being overly nice. Within…

Optimize Blog March 21, 2016

Last Minute Larceny

Leaving things to the last minute is a recipe for disaster and on the way causes stress, anxiety and a series of corners that have been cut. Quality suffers and…

Optimize Blog November 2, 2015

More with Less

Here in Canada, and Alberta in particular, the recessionary pressures are once more to the fore as the price of natural resource commodities continues to languish…

Optimize Blog October 19, 2015

I'm Only Human

Significant strategic decisions are never simple to make and at the end of the day, these tend to be hard to reverse decisions and so the impact of getting them…

Optimize Blog September 21, 2015

The Dog Ate My Homework

A common response to the realization that you occasionally work from home is the question “How do you concentrate?” This is natural, given that many office-bound…

Optimize Blog August 21, 2013

Hanging on the Telephone

So the mail arrives and you lazily sort through the mix of flyers, assorted periodicals and bills as you drink your morning coffee. Then you open your telephone…

Optimize Blog October 12, 2012

No If's, Butts or Maybe's

Many of us are confronted on a day to day basis with being tied to a desk, sat in front of our computers wading through vast amounts of data trying to execute in…

Optimize Blog July 18, 2012

Dealing with Dave

The meeting has already gone an hour over its scheduled time. The participants are restless, eager to close the discussion, make a decision, and leave to get on…

Optimize Blog February 28, 2012

Generation R

“First there was Generation X and Y, now there is Generation R,” Gill Plimmer wrote in The Financial Times: “a term coined to describe frustrated professionals…

Optimize Blog October 8, 2010