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Month: February 2018

The 12 Commandments of Leading Change

The 12 Commandments of Leading Change

Working in contemporary organizations has been likened to permanent white water rafting: we have very few periods of calm water. After leading an organization through a deep change, we may want to just kick back for a while, relax and congratulate ourselves. While it is certainly important to acknowledge our successes, we cannot afford to let our successes lead to complacency. We have to keep on monitoring and adapting to our environment and producing even more change if we are…

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Cyber Economics: Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs in Texas Surges On

Cyber Economics: Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs in Texas Surges On

Last year ransomware attacked businesses every 40 seconds. By 2019, experts predict that ransomware attacks will increase to a rate of every 14 seconds, costing companies nearly $11.5 billion. The need for cybersecurity experts is ubiquitous; Forbes has called Cybersecurity the “Fast-Growing Job With A Huge Skills Gap.” For Texas, in particular, the state’s concentration of corporations, means the need for cybersecurity professionals is even greater. In DFW alone, there’s nearly 10,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs. To fill this gap, employers…

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A Carbonated Consolidation: What’s the Impact on North Texas?

A Carbonated Consolidation: What’s the Impact on North Texas?

Since its founding in 1885, Dr Pepper has long been an iconic Texas brand. Last month’s announcement that Keurig Green Mountain plans to acquire the state’s beloved soft drink came as a shock to North Texans. But many industry experts were not altogether surprised by the merger. Increased distribution channels and cost savings were cited as two major drivers behind the deal. Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Dallas, Scott Wysong, Ph.D, unpacks not only the financial benefits…

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The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

Organizational scholar Edgar Schein has argued that corporate cultures are created in the image of their leader. That is, the culture reflects the values, attitudes and behaviors of the leader. The culture then creates leaders in that image. The tone is set at the top and then the culture reinforces that tone. This creates a strong mutually reinforcing dynamic that is hard to break. When a culture needs to change, either the leader needs to change or the organization needs…

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