Tasmanian IT – “Take 5”

Tasmanian IT Blog   •   June 28, 2019

Each week, we post a “Take 5” article to our website with tips, tricks, thoughts and actions we’ve come across during the week that we feel you may benefit from too.

It’s designed to be short and sharp that you can read when you need to “Take 5”.

Grab a drink, give yourself a (productive) break and check out our latest 5 below.

1. The Case for General Excellence. 

In his new book, Range, David Epstein argues that although specialization has its virtues, businesses need people with wide horizons and ranges of interests in order to succeed. Feedback is that it “is a diverting grab bag filled with gee-whiz tales of human ingenuity and counterintuitive social sciences findings”.

Why not make up your own mind by checking out our recommendation.

Link: https://www.strategy-business.com/article/The-case-for-general-excellence?gko=2efb5&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20190516&utm_campaign=resp

2. Making Stakeholder Engagement Easier

Through project lifecycles and iterative releases, we are being asked to interact with various stakeholders and ensure that we collectively come away with the understanding of our next steps and actions. So why is that we are still getting this so wrong. Check out this webinar from AIPM.

Link: https://www.aipm.com.au/events/details/na190716

3. Tech Trends for 2019 – The Issue of Trust. 

The 22nd CEO survey from PWS is in and has found that Tech companies face more than digital dilemmas. What’s required is a change in the strategies used to bring new technologies to market? The key element the survey found was to focus on trust.

You can read the full survey results on trade, innovation and the war for talent here.

Link: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-agenda/ceosurvey/2019/themes/technology-trends.html?utm_campaign=sbpwc&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=insights&utm_content=20190502

4. Speaking in Public? I would rather be poked in the eye!

Speaking in public can be daunting for any of us. Be it a proposal to a panel, someone’s wedding or as a keynote speaker, it would always be helpful to have those tips to ensure a smooth delivery. We found this great Forbes article to be really useful pinpointing 12 tips that can make the difference between those speakers who leave a powerful, positive impression and those that are quickly forgotten.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/iese/2016/04/18/12-tips-for-public-speaking/#1200aa5c3a18

5. Quote of the week

“The art of communication is the language of leadership”.

James Hume Speechwriter for five US Presidents.

Have a great week from the Tasmanian IT Team