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John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

January, 2018

  • 5 January

    If there is anything that we wish…

    If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology

  • 5 January

    Ways to Use Business Intelligence to Your Advantage

    Big data without purpose is just a big mess of data. You need to have a logical strategy if data is to act as genuine business intelligence. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels uses Julian Burnett, CIO of retailer House of Fraser, as an example of someone who uses big data in the right way to create a competitive advantage. Smart Data Use Burnett has created a strategy for effective data consumption, and it …

  • 5 January

    Command Logic and Emotion Both to Lead the Way

    What stimulates employees to put in their best work? The answer is a strong sense of purpose that speaks to their hearts. To be an effective leader, you need to have a strong idea of when to invoke logic versus when to evoke emotion. In a post at his blog, leadership coach Art Petty describes how to do this. Open Palms and Hard Fists To get people on board with a new program, you might …

  • 5 January

    3 Ways Robotics Affects the CIO Role

    A survey has found that IT decision-makers believe that “59 percent of business processes can be automated in the next five years,” so the challenge right now is just to figure out how to get there. Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the next big frontiers for IT. In an article for the Enterprisers Project, Dennis Walsh pinpoints three ways that RPA will affect the CIO role moving forward: Added opportunity to be strategic …

  • 3 January

    Remorse sleeps during…

    Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century

  • 3 January

    Project Management Can Be for Everyone

    So many project managers have a horrible time explaining what project management is to family and friends. And that is really pretty silly, because project management is a set of skills that can help virtually anyone in any situation. In a post for Voices on Project Management, Dave Wakeman shares a few virtues of project management that you should be able to explain to anyone. The Manager in Us All On one level, project management …

  • 3 January

    How to Communicate Effectively When You Have No Time for Meetings

    You have to keep all your stakeholders informed on how your project is going, but you may not have enough time in the day to physically meet with all of them. What options beyond meetings are available to you? In a post at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin discusses potential answers. Informed Faster One thing you can do to simplify the effort of your reporting is to build a “minimum communication list.” …

  • 3 January

    How to Become a Better Coach to Your Team Members

    When you make an honest-to-goodness effort to help your team members improve, they notice, and they appreciate it. Or at the very least, they appreciate it when you actually do a good job of it. Toward that end, in a post at her website, project leadership coach Susanne Madsen discusses a few potent tips for becoming a better coach. Coaching for Specific Effect First of all, it is important to understand the difference between giving …

December, 2017

  • 29 December

    When you counsel someone…

    When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see. -Baltasar Gracián, Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher

  • 27 December

    The longer I live…

    The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself, and less from others. -John Wesley, English Anglican cleric and theologian who cofounded Methodism