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Ask Coach: How Do I Establish Credibility As A Leader?

By Hardin Byars, executive coach with HTG Peer Groups

Advice After The Joplin Tornado: Put A Disaster Recovery In Place Now

An HTG Peer Group Interview with Jane Cage, chairman of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, and John Motazedi, CEO, SNC Squared

Late in the afternoon on May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore a mile-wide swath through the southern part of Joplin, Missouri. It was the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since 1947 and has proven to be the costliest single tornado in U.S. history with more than $2.2 billion in insurance payouts.

Ask The Consultant: How Do I Manage My Energy To Sustain A High Level Of Productivity?

By Scott Scrogin, President, HTG Peer Groups

You Never Get A Second Chance: Onboarding Your New Employees

By Robyn Porter, Human Resources Manager, The Heartland Companies 

7 Reasons Why PSA Platforms Are Better Than Homegrown Tools

By Israel Lang, Executive Consultant, HTG Peer Groups

The year was 2006, and our three-year-old company was going through a tremendous growth cycle. Our small team knew that the organic tools we had used early on [mostly spreadsheets, a quickly thrown together Access database, and an SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) accounting package] might be able to carry us through the current growth cycle but more than likely wouldn’t carry us through future cycles.

M&A as a Growth Strategy


Without a doubt, one of the hottest growth tactics in the IT market right now is the use of M&A as a strategy.  Having done seven of these transactions during the time I owned an MSP, there is no doubt that I’m a believer in the tactic as a great approach to growth. 

Leadership or Management?

Last quarter in Fort Worth, I asked attendees at the Leadership Academy to write down their biggest leadership question or dilemma.  I’d like to begin to tackle that very long list and address some of the important areas that were raised.  This blog post, we’ll deal with the question: “How can I recognize when leadership is needed, rather than management”?


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