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The IT Leaders Circle Annual Summit 2014

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are you a C-level Technology professional? We’d like to invite you to the IT Leaders Circle Annual Summit 2014 provided by the Technology Executives Club for Enterprise Executives, at the Director level and above for organizations with over $100 million in revenue. Please note that registration is required for the event and attendees must meet the criteria to participate.

The keynote speakers for the event will be addressing the shift in technology platforms and the continued strong emphasis on CRM applications, big data, cloud environments for business and mobile technology. For senior IT executives, the continued growth in customer centric data management services presents a limitless number of career and business opportunities.

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Lessons from the Frontlines of Entrepreneurship

Author: Manish Shah

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I have distilled the most important lessons from my experience as an entrepreneur.

Develop EQ

To be a successful leader one needs high Emotional Intelligence. Having a high IQ and technical skills are necessary but not sufficient traits for leadership success. Emotional intelligence comprises of qualities such as:

  • Self-Awareness—a clear understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses,
  • Self-Regulation—control of one’s emotions and ability to channel them to create a positive impact,
  • Motivation—achievement not just for external gain but for internal fulfillment,
  • Empathy—understanding of other peoples’ perspectives and feelings in making decisions, and
  • Social Skills—skillful management of relationships with other people. These qualities can be developed by self-awareness and reflection.

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How to Protect Your Privacy in a Digital World: 3 Tips for Social Managers

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Monday, May 05, 2014

The prevalence of social networks has had a cultural impact on the way we communicate and do business.  Since the introduction of social media, thought leaders have leveraged the communication tool to demonstrate expertise and authority in certain sectors and business niches.  This has also meant in the past that leaders risked sharing more personal information with their business audience.  We’ll discuss why it’s important to build your online authority and tips on keeping your professional and personal lives separate and safe online.

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