Tip on Using Second Factor Authentication

By Dave Pagenkopf Personal online security and privacy are often areas of our lives we would like to be more diligent about. Now is a great time to refresh our goals and tune up those areas!  Don’t be overwhelmed… From August 1 – 10, I’m sharing ideas to tune up your personal privacy and computer… Read more »

CODE: TWO YEARS LATER – Sponsored by Smart Solutions

In 2015, Accelerate Madison brought filmmaker Robin Hauser to Madison for an exclusive sold out Wisconsin screening and discussion of her new documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. The acclaimed film explores the dearth of American women and people of color in the field of software engineering and the reasons for this gender gap and digital… Read more »

How to Turn Off Those Pre-screened Credit Card offers

By Dave Pagenkopf Personal security and privacy are often areas of our lives we would like to be more diligent about. Now is a great time to refresh our goals and tune up those areas!  Don’t be overwhelmed… From August 1 – 10, I’m sharing ideas to tune up your personal privacy and computer security…. Read more »

Security and Privacy Tune-Up

By Dave Pagenkopf Personal security and privacy are often areas of our lives we would like to be more diligent about. Now is a great time to refresh our goals and tune up those areas!  Don’t be overwhelmed… Over the next 10 days I am going to share 10 ideas to tune up your privacy… Read more »

How to Give Killer Impromptu Speeches or Presentations

Perhaps you’ve been asked to say a few words to a visiting group, or some new recruits, or on some occasion such as a retirement – or an introduction. As IT professionals, we are often in meetings and asked to speak about our knowledge or a project we are working on. To give consistently good… Read more »

The 5 Keys to Job Success

Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »

Get Motivated

I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But… Read more »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

How to Give Employees Constructive Feedback

As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations. So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees? Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »