Security, Privacy, Leadership

Password123! - Why Does Authentication Have to Be So Hard?

Password complexity and authentication has always been a subject of contention both for users and system  administrators. Many assume that forcing users to create more complex passwords, and changing them frequently,   will lead to greater system safety - in theory this may be true. Given human nature, things rarely go as planned and research has shown that forcing users to comply with these additional requirements has actually had a detrimental effect on system security.

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By Security Consulting Team on Sep 13, 2018 11:28:04 AM
Business Consulting, Leadership, Change Management, Business Transformation

The Well-Aligned Organization

Is your organization aligned and positioned for success? According to author and speaker

Simon Sinek (www.startwithwhy.com), organizations that inspire have at their cores an understanding of why they exist. This understanding of purpose or cause manifests itself in how these organizations operate and is front and center when they and their leaders communicate.

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By Greg Kaczmarz on Jun 8, 2018 12:52:58 PM
Professional Effectiveness, Leadership, Business Consulting

5 Tips for Dealing with Multi-Generational Teams

It’s no surprise that our workforce is changing. If your workplace is like most, a quick glance around the office will likely reveal that there are fewer Baby Boomer workers than in the past and more Gen X and Millennial workers. Canadian Business reports that Millennials are becoming the most sizable working generation in Canada, completely overtaking the other generations of employees.

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By Heidi Deras on May 3, 2018 10:46:15 AM
Leadership

Employer Recognition - Why Does it Matter?

A lot has been said and written about the importance of “Employee Recognition,” but we don’t hear too much on the topic of “Employer Recognition.”

Eleven years ago, we learned of an Employer Recognition program called Best Workplaces in Canada. An organization called Great Place to Work evaluates companies on five disciplines – Pride, Camaraderie, Credibility, Respect, and Fairness – and creates Top 50 lists (by country and company size). What appealed to us about this program was that 67% of a company’s overall score is determined by the company’s employees through an anonymous survey. 

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By Ria Neuendorff on Jul 20, 2017 10:48:18 AM
Leadership, Professional Effectiveness

The Value of an MBA in Today’s Economy

As a keen and diligent potential business school candidate, one question you are likely asking yourself is: What is the ROI (Return on Investment) on an MBA in today’s economy? One might consider the cost of the MBA (primarily tuition and lost income during the years you are not working) versus potential gain – salary expectation upon graduation and growth thereafter. And rightly so. In today’s economy, nothing is certain, and you want to make sure that you are getting value for your investment in further education – a good business school student would expect no less. B-schools are keenly aware of this, jockeying for rankings every year in Forbes and The Financial Times in order to appeal to the minds (and wallets) of the best and brightest candidates.

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By Chris Rampaul on Feb 7, 2014 4:17:42 PM
Business Analysis, Leadership, Management Consulting

To Teach is to Learn

I come from a long line of un-athletic and immensely uncoordinated people. I'm not sure if it is despite this or because of this that Karate-do fits so well with me. I began practicing Karate-do when I was a long-haired incredibly awkward 13-year-old. I was built more for math and logic than sports. What I had going for me were fierce determination and role models from TV: Ninja Turtles, Jean Claude Van Damme, and countless cheeky 80's ninja movies.

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By Brent Whitfield on Jan 27, 2014 12:28:33 PM
Leadership

Riches to Men of Understanding

I recently had the opportunity to hear Malcolm Gladwell deliver the keynote at the Centrallia business conference in Winnipeg. I was really looking forward to the event, knowing that Gladwell would deliver ideas that were thought-provoking, maybe even controversial. He began with scripture:

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By Dave Gillies on Jan 21, 2013 10:14:05 AM