Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) – 03/24/2017

March 17 CBC podcast calls for a “Code of Ethics for Coders”.  This is an interview with the same Bill Sourour that I listed as having the top ethical dilemma of 2016.

He wants something that says “Never write code that knowingly betrays a user’s trust.”  And he wants an association that will stand behind him to ensure that if he says “no” to a request that would betray trust, a) he will not lose his job and b) nobody else will take the job either.  He may be looking for the CIPS Code of Ethics and our I.S.P. certification. We certainly aim to improve the public trust of Information Technology.

Perhaps Bill Sourour does not know about CIPS. Bill Sourour is working in the Ottawa area, but perhaps he works with many Americans and is arguing for their sake.  The U.S.A. does not have an equivalent of CIPS although they have the ACM and the IEEE and a number of other organizations that have a code of ethics. Read More →

Recording of the CIPS Jan 24th Live Webinar: “How to Turn 3-Minute Conversations Into Relationships, Referrals and Revenues”

FACT: Networking has evolved from a “nice to do” activity to a required professional competency. In today’s complex and competitive business environment, the scope and diversity of your network often determines both professional and personal success. 
Unfortunately, for over 90% of business professionals, it is also a misunderstood and abused business strategy. 
This webinar addresses the most common networking myths, explores secret network principles and supplies success strategies for creating and leveraging a network of relationships. 
Here’s what you will learn: 
  • 6 hidden networking trigger points and how to leverage each.
  • 5 networking payoff areas that multiply your results without extra effort. 
  • 4 strategies to maximize your impact and build trust during an initial contact.
During this session, participants will discover how to maximize every networking contact. As a result of participating in this program, you will have the ability to build more productive and profitable relationships. 


Presenter: Michael J. Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru
Michael specializes in helping professionals increase results by improving their ability to develop and leverage relationships. Building on his successful 23-year corporate career, he has invested the last 25 years relentlessly researching networking as a business strategy and professional competency. 
Recognized as an international networking expert, he now coaches business, corporate and sales professionals on how to achieve better results by improving networking skills.
His client list includes names like Dell, Staples, Project Management Institute, Sunlife, Alcatel-Lucent, Workopolis, Ball State University and the University of Ottawa’s Telfer EMBA Program. 
Michael’s most unique characteristic is that he has built his company from an idea to a six-figure speaking and consulting practice using networking as his sole marketing strategy. 
Michael has a unique ability to inspire minds and initiate change! 


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