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Next-Generation Leadership Training

Is Your Next-Generation of Leadership Ready to Lead? Finding and retaining talent is a hot topic with systems integrators in 2019. NSCA and Navigate commonly hear how many integrators are struggling with developing new leaders to better understand the business, enlarge their contribution, and add more value. Navigate has listened to

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quality equals pride

Quality Equals Pride

Is there a direct linkage between the level of quality delivered within an AV systems integration project and the level of personal and organizational pride in that accomplishment? And if so – which comes first? Is there a causal relationship? Before we start – we need to define both quality

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Turning Your Ship Around

Leadership should mean giving control rather than taking control and creating leaders rather than forging followers. Many books have been written on the topic of leadership, and Navigate has shared many of them in the past. One of Brad Malone’s favorites is Turn the Ship Around! by David Marquet, a

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project management

Creating Project Managers the Right Way

Many organizations that are beginning to mature their business management practices go through a process of determining who to select as their project managers and how to nurture their competence and capabilities. As a certified Project Management Professional and practicing project manager for 25 years, and as someone who’s taught

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managing growth

Managing Growth

In the face of increasing complexity, managing growth is a top priority for systems integrators The systems integration industry has become increasingly complex. Twenty years ago you didn’t have to focus on business processes in order to be successful, but you do today. “We have evolved beyond the days of

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your culture is your brand

Culture Shapes the Future of Tempest Technologies

Work hard, play hard. Take time for your family. We invest in our employees on a personal level. We provide opportunities for them to grow, not just along a career path, but also in their personal lives. “These are the core values of Tempest Technologies,” according to CEO Debbie Williamson.

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cost of culture

The Cost of Culture

Culture has become a real buzz word in the AV industry, and Navigate talks with a lot of companies about culture. But when we talk about culture, what do we mean? In this week’s video, Brad Malone breaks it all down, “Most of the time, I don’t think people really

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better decision making

Better Decision Making – Part 2

What is a decision? It’s “the course of action you intend to take when it isn’t obvious what to do.” Part One of our discussion about decisions addressed how managers should approach them. Part Two raises some ideas and questions for further consideration about who should make the decisions: you or

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Management is about Making Decisions

Good management is about making clear and timely decisions so that the business runs smoothly and profitably with as little disruption and drama as possible. Three common deterrents to clear decision making by company leadership are: doubt, fear and lack of structure. Making decisions as you work on your business

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Corporate vision

The Value of an Organization’s Vision

How important to a company is a shared vision — one that resonates with every person in the organization and is felt by every client? Let’s find out by looking at the typical progression and growth of an audiovisual integration company. Many AV integration companies start small, with three to

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When is the Project Done vs. Done-Done

What's interesting, humorous or even sad, is an integrator’s …

Project Closure: When is Done Really Done?

The project closure process, which as project managers know, …

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