The Essentials of an Agile-Minded Culture

The Agile methodology began as something intended for software development. But as more teams realized streamlined efficiencies and recounted success stories, business leaders across all sectors began to tune in. Today, Agile practices are in play in businesses of all shapes and sizes. Naturally, however, when a good idea becomes pervasive, it…

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Getting to Know You – Steve Miley

Title: Vice President of Client Services How long have you worked at Tallwave? Just over a year. Seems like 10….oh wait, 10 years, not days. Time sure flies when you love what you do, and where you do it! What is your favorite part of your current role? Oh gosh… It’s a…

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Getting to Know You: Jen Walsh

Title Design Director How long have you worked at Tallwave? I’ve been a part of all of the recent mergers and acquisitions, so I was on the Ethology team for nearly three years, but officially with Tallwave for 7 months. During my time here, I’ve straddled working with both the Tallwave and…

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Here’s what to do if you made the wrong hire

Growing your team is a complicated process. There’s no surefire way to guarantee a new hire will seamlessly transition into a successful employee, no matter how involved your interview process is. A number of factors can contribute to an individual not meeting expectations. But in fast-moving companies, when a new employee isn’t…

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6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read

Brand building, effective management tactics and understanding human behavior –– these are all essentials to running a business. While these skills are often learned ‘in the field’ through firsthand experience, there are a number of worthwhile books authored by wise individuals who’ve gone down the road before you. In fact, some of…

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Set Up Your Team Retreat For Success

A successful and engaged team doesn’t just happen. Building and maintaining company culture and chemistry takes ongoing awareness and diligence. That’s why so many organizations host annual or semi-annual retreats. But as casual and fun as a team rally sounds, it’s about so much more than a fun day out of the…

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Digital Transformation Starts at the Top

Use the abundance of tools at your disposal to inspire full-on organizational change. There is no shortcut to a digital transformation. As organizations continue to retool their processes, strategies and customer interactions to take advantage of data and efficiencies like never before, leaders from every industry are evaluating what it will take…

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How to Make a One-on-One Meeting as Productive as Possible

Most executives will agree on the importance of making time for consistent one-on-one meetings with team members. These meetings can boost morale, increase productivity and elevate internal relationships. However, when deadlines creep up and schedules become tight, one-on-ones are often the first to fall off the radar or be cancelled. When one-on-ones…

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A Culture of ‘Busy’ Could be Killing Your Productivity

Ask anyone how things are going and more often than not, they’ll reply, “Busy.” Being busy has become somewhat of a status symbol and synonym for success. Indeed, Americans are a very “busy” society, especially in the workplace. But is the culture of busy actually crushing business productivity rather than helping it?…

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How to Create a Successful Internship Program

Internship programs can be an effective means to spot new talent, ready them with relevant on-the-job training and introduce a path to a full-time job after they graduate. But the dream of a successful internship program can crumble into a logistical nightmare for your team if not well planned out. Ensuring your…

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