Going to Work for a Startup? Let’s Talk Equity

Equity is one of the most important aspects of working for a startup, but it’s often confusing. Here’s what you need to know about equity before joining a startup.

10 VC Blogs Every Startup Founder Should Be Reading

Whether you’re a first time founder or a serial entrepreneur, there’s always room to learn and grow. Here are 10 blogs that every founder should be reading.

How Startup Founders Can Stay on the Right Side of the Law

In the passionate rush it takes to get a startup to market, legal issues can often be overlooked. Here are some things to consider if you want to optimize the trajectory of your startup.

10 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

The goal of a resume is to let a potential employer know why you’re the best person for the job. Here are 10 practices that impede that goal.

Three Things You Must Do When You Inherit an Excel Workbook

Problems can arise regardless of how you acquire an Excel file, but the most troublesome are usually those we inherit. If you’re lucky, someone else worked hard to remove all the kinks. On the other hand, starting from scratch is often easier than working with someone else’s problems. Before you start using an inherited file, spend a little time exposing problems you might not otherwise … [ Read more ]

10 Ways to Screw Up Your Spreadsheet Design

How you set up a spreadsheet determines its efficiency, usability, and reliability. Avoiding these pitfalls during the design phase will save you a million headaches.

Five Tips for Taking Your Team to the Cloud

Coordinating far-flung workgroup members continues to get easier. Here are a few considerations that will help you pull things together in the cloud.

How to Secure Your Windows Computer and Protect Your Privacy with Free Software

This guide from Howard Fosdick explains many of the threats to your security and privacy you may encounter when you use Microsoft Windows. It describes these concerns in simple, non-technical terms. The goal is to provide information anyone can understand. Fosdick also offers solutions, safe practices you can follow, and free programs you can install. While no one can guarantee the security and privacy of … [ Read more ]

15 Great Leadership Questions

Many leaders fail to effectively tap in to the knowledge and experience of their team. Executive and leadership coach John M. McKee says this is like working with one hand tied behind the back. In this article, he shares questions any leader can use to improve results and morale.

Unemployment Rescue Kit

When IT program manager Andrew Makar found himself the victim of unexpected downsizing, he mapped out a strategy for finding a new job – and it worked. The tips, tactics, and contact matrix tool included in this download will help you build your own plan of action.

10 things I can never remember how to do in Excel

If your Excel skills are perennially rusty, this cheat sheet will help you knock out basic tasks without forcing you to scramble back up the learning curve.

10+ presentation tips to keep your audience from dozing off

All presenters want an engaged, interested, fully attentive audience. For your message to be most effectively received, the audience must hear it. While there are many ways to gain and maintain your audience’s attention during a presentation, getting them actively involved in the message is the best place to start. Here are 12 tactics to get your audiences more involved in your presentation and your … [ Read more ]

10 Roles You Need for ITIL Configuration Management

If you’re serious about building an effective configuration management service, you’ll need to consider who will accomplish 10 key functions. Here’s a brief rundown of the essential roles that should be covered by your configuration management team.

Use these four classifications to align projects in your company

Jay Rollins shows you how to get away from using the old operational and strategic breakdown for aligning your organization’s IT projects. He also includes a link to a free example of a portfolio mix.

10 simple things you can do to improve your writing

If you’re like much of today’s workforce, you need to have halfway decent writing skills to succeed at your job. But if you don’t have time to work on those skills, mastering a few basic rules can still make a big difference.

Video: Five things you should know about ITIL

ISanity Savers for IT ExecutivesTIL was originally just a set of books from the U.K. about IT best practices. Today, it has turned into a global phenomenon and one of the hottest topics in IT. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT Executives gives a rundown of five basic ITIL facts every IT pro should know.

Seven Species of Mentors

Mentoring means different things to different people, which is okay, because in fact, there are different kinds of mentors. Here is a list of the kinds of mentors you might find out in the world.

A Formula for Procrastination

Turns out procrastination can be explained with a math equation, and it only took the discoverer 10 years to figure it out.

Master these 10 processes to sharpen your project management skills

The bigger and more complex a project gets, the more you need formal processes and techniques to effectively manage the work. This article explains the purpose, value, and implementation of the most critical aspects of successfully managing a project.