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Minimizing Cyber-attack Impacts: Digital Supply Chain Management

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Minimizing Cyber-attack Impacts: Digital Supply Chain Management

Join me August 4/22 at 1pm EST!

There is allot of focus on our physical Supply Chains, but what about digital supply chains? I talk with long time lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and other standards, Willy Fabritius. Willy takes a different view of Supply Chain Management and talks about the digital aspects, rather than the traditionally focus of physical products and their supply chains. It’s a new perspective that hasn’t been fully talked about until now.

Willy talks about:

1. Defining digital supply chains,

2. Digital supply chain issues,

3. Products and Services obtained through a digital manner,

4. Impacts of digital changes to products already in use,

5. Key program components and possible solutions,

6. Risk Assessments / Analysis,

7. Regulatory requirements,

8. User awareness (People aren’t as aware as you might think.),

9. Incident management and learning from them,

10. Management Systems,

11. Independent reviews and assessments (Governance)…and more.

It’s a very informative talk with a focus many aren’t considering in Supply Chain Management; the digital aspects. Don’t miss this!



Be Noticed

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Be Noticed


Being noticed in key for success. In business it is important to be noticed by customers, in corporate it is important to be noticed for greater levels of responsibility and for advancement. This week we address how to get noticed. Our first guest is Pam Lontos, who was the VP of Sales at Disney and is a publicity and marketing expert. She will be sharing how to get publicity and get noticed. Deanne takes the mic as second guest and specifically addresses how to get noticed at work. Deanne specifically addresses the key skills needed. If you have been wondering what it takes to get noticed to get ahead in your business and at work. This will be a show not to miss.  Tune into ‘Today’s Inspiring Women‘ Thursday 5/28 @ 12:00pm to hear more.

Why Is Something So Simple So Hard to Do

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Why Is Something So Simple So Hard to Do

employee recognition

Why is something so simple, as complimenting people for what they do well or encourage them as they work to improve their performance, so hard to do for many managers?

I’ve heard a variety of reasons why many don’t do it on a regular basis. It comes down to lack of time, lack of necessity or lack of know how. For example:
• “Why should I recognize people for doing their jobs?”
• “If I recognize them, they will let up and performance will drop.”
• “I don’t need recognition. I am self-driven. My people should be the same.”
• “Recognizing individuals will only create more problems with those who don’t get it.”

Why it’s Important!

If you want people to give their very best, you better be recognizing their efforts and contributions regularly. A paycheck is what helps people get to sleep at night, not what gets them going in the morning. Yes, money motivates to an extent. However, sincere and appreciative recognition leads to extraordinary performance from ordinary people.

What You Should Know About Recognition

1. Recognition and reward are not the same thing.

Rewards are best used when high achievement standards are met or exceeded. For many managers, monetary reward is the only recognition strategy they know. In those circumstances, reward is very black and white – exceed your numbers and get recognized (usually with more money); come in at 99% and be labeled a marginal or poor performer. Recognition is different. It’s not an all or nothing thing. It’s given for appreciation, for improvement even for having a smile when taking with customers.

2. Recognition serves many purposes not just for achievement.

With a hearty “Great job!”, or short note or public applause or even little trinkets, you let people know you appreciate their effort when they are making progress or going that extra mile. So look for opportunities to help people soar and let them know when they do.

3. Don’t delegate recognition and encouragement, it’s your job!

You must get involved one on one whenever possible. Dropping a note of praise in an e-mail is one thing. Personally handing it to the other person, with a proud look in the eye, an affirming handshake or a genuine pat on the back is something entirely different.

Smart Moves Tip:
Write down the names of at least two people whom you know deserves some praise or encouragement from you for something they have recently done or are about to do. Now go out and recognize them. Let them know how important they are. Then find two more people. In other words, set daily or weekly goals for recognition. Get it in your planner like you do everything else that is important.

Marcia Zidle – The Smart Moves Coach – guides companies to move from Now to Next to Success. She’s host of The Business Edge which delivers practical advice to help business leaders take the growing pains out of growth. Are you facing overwhelming demands on your time? Are costly mistakes eating into your profits? Are you facing increased expectations from customers and clients and the need to strike a better balance in your life? Now’s the time to stop spending your energy managing problems and start doing your real work: growing your business to the next level and beyond. Learn to create a growth agenda to get your business on the right track and keep it there. Rev up your growth engine with exceptional talent. Develop the right kind of leadership to move it forward fast. Start by tuning in to The Business Edge, airing live every Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time

Why Venezuela Matters by Té Revesz

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Why Venezuela Matters by Té Revesz

VenezuelaVenezuela’s rising wave of anti-government protests & the bloody government response has drawn far less attention than the Ukraine. It shouldn’t. The crisis in South America’s large oil producer, says Victor Hugo Rodriguez, CEO of The LatAm Alternatives Group has the potential to impact the economies & stability of many LatAm countries. Venezuela is not only the region’s largest oil supplier; it is its biggest importer, adds Daniel Osorio, President of Andean Capital Management. Together my guests will explore how alternative outcomes could change the risk/reward equation for multinationals and for institutional & private investors. How will it affect access to LatAm growth opportunities? What countries will be hurt? Who will benefit? How will the conflict impact the burgeoning Trans Pacific Partnership (Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico)? Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay)? The Caribbean economies? Is there a China factor? How should investors & MNCs position themselves?

Tune in for “Global Reach” with Host Té Revesz for her new episode “Why Venezuela Matters” on the Voiceamerica Business Channel on every Thursday 11am Pacific Time.

We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market. Global Reach embraces the opportunities and challenges we encounter when operating in multiple countries and cultures. We talk with entrepreneurs and executives about their strategies for winning in fast changing world markets: cross-cultural communication, global branding, media and marketing, transportation and manufacturing, the future of finance, alternative investment strategies, innovation and IP protection.Global Reach interviews thought leaders about 21st century megatrends that impact international entities: trends like the business and politics of sustainability, the morphing nature of competitiveness, globalization, global companies vs national governments, worldview and growth prescriptions, emerging markets issues, and the corporate impact on society (governance, ethics and leadership).

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