Habit 1 – Be Proactive in UC Strategy

Be Proactive in your UC Strategy & Roadmap “Over 80% of enterprise investments in UC [Unified Communications] component projects will not be guided by a governing UC strategy and roadmap.”  Gartner, November 2011 “Predicts: 2012: Successful UC Deployments Depend on Defining Organizational Objectives and Understanding Challenges” After you get over your disbelief of that statistic and let it marinate a bit, think about your own work and your own projects.  Is there an overall UC Strategy? How many of your projects bubbled to the top of the list because of some sort of urgent need from the C-Suite? How many
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Five Ways to be More Productive This Year

Five Ways to be More Productive This Year January is one of my favorite months. It is my birthday month so I tend to stretch the celebration beyond the customary single day. It is also a great month to reset and reflect. The holidays seem to put us in a time management tail spin. Our time is consumed with parties, family visits, travel, end of the year business activities, and of course, the countless hours our kids were out of school. There were a number of holiday networking events, which resulted in the typical pile of business cards. Is your
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Spin Sucks – Meet Gini Dietrich at VXMadness

Consider this: The public relations industry might have begun in 1800 BC. Back then, the Babylonians used stone tablets to educate farmers on how to sow and harvest crops. In Egypt, scribes documented the deeds of the pharaohs; in Rome, leaders, such as Julius Caesar, wrote biographies to persuade the public to support their political aspirations. There are numerous examples of persuasive speaking, the art of rhetoric, reputation building, and mediating between rulers and subjects. Among the most famous was the use of public relations to promote Roman Catholicism during Europe’s Counter-Reformation. Pope Gregory XV coined the term “propaganda” when
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