All posts by MindEdge Report Editor

Jason Roberts: When It Comes to Networking, "You Can’t Do Enough"

For young people starting out in the job market, networking is essential, says Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College. And not just on social media – you’ve got to get out and show your face at conferences and meetings, too, because there’s no substitute for the human element.

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Smaiyra Million: On Innovation in Service Industries

In the tech sector, innovation is often the defining feature of a company’s mission. But in the service sector, says Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, the most frequent source says of innovation is very often the customer.

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Rich Maltzman: For IT Projects, Contracts Should Be Frequently Updated

The uncertainties inherent in most IT projects make it difficult to project costs accurately. That’s why author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says the best type of contract for an IT project is one that allows for frequent and periodic updates and reconciliations.

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Working With Remote Teams

Remote teams can be highly cost-effective, but they present their own array of logistical issues. Successful professionals offer ideas about how to work successfully with remote teams, and their advice essentially boils down to two words: constant communication.

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Robert J. Allison: "History Is Essential"

"History is more or less bunk," Henry Ford once observed, but Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University, begs to differ. History is essential in today’s rapidly changing world, he argues, because it lets us understand the dynamics of change – and why people act the way they do.

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Avoiding Procrastination

"Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today," advised Benjamin Franklin, but old Ben’s words aren’t always easy to live by. Successful professionals offer tips on how to avoid the quicksand of one-the-job procrastination.

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Rich Maltzman: Lack of Visibility is a Problem for IT Project Managers

IT projects are different from construction projects, because you can’t easily see how much progress your team has made. Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says that lack of visibility can make it tougher to manage costs, but he has some suggestions that can make the task a little easier.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Confidence Is a Core Leadership Skill

Political leadership is different in many ways from business or military leadership, says Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University. But, she notes, there are a few core leadership skills that are always the same – and foremost among those is confidence.

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