Eight Reasons Strategic Execution Fails

Current State 90% of organizations fail at executing their strategic initiatives (Kaplan and Norton). Harvard Business Review sites the average ROI on most strategic planning initiatives as 34% or less. How can that be? These statistics are staggering! Sadly, our many years of experience align with these industry...

Business is the Ultimate Team Sport

Are you a team player? Now there's a loaded question. We all know the politically correct answer. But what's really in the back of your mind? In many cases, the "YES" answer to this question is not politically correct, it can be as close to mandatory...

A Global World: What the Future of Translation Holds

Some see computer translators as part of a dystopian future where once-human jobs are replaced by machines. Others laud them for bringing easy translations into the hands of anyone with a computer or smart phone. Translation pioneer Chris Wendt envisions a future where language barriers...

5 Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Interview

The hiring manager at your dream job can seem like a scowling sentry barring the way to paradise. You struggle to field his questions, aiming desperately to please. What you don't see is that he's still there at 9 p.m. struggling through an overwhelming number...

Rumor Mill Has Social Networks All a-Twitter

Here we go again - another round of chatter and rumors about a potential acquisition of Twitter, the social media conundrum. The pot has been stirred by Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, which many analysts agree represented a 50% premium. Eyes are also on...

When TAD Meets Diversity & Inclusion

In today's business world, Diversity and Inclusion are hot topics. The reason for the trend is simple; both are often viewed as vital components of a thriving organization. Yet as with almost any trending topic, there is controversy. Some believe that the two interests diverge too...

Can You Afford Community Translation?

Globalization is here to stay, but without proper localization, the road to market penetration is strewn with obstructions. In preparing to enter a foreign market, a company must first localize its written and on-line material to match the language and culture of the target market...

Seven Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Superior construction companies build great architecture not only because they know which tools and skills to apply, but also because they use a blueprint to guide themselves from ground zero to the finished structure. In their essence, Project Managers are very similar. In order to conquer...

Tips for Executing a Great Interview

Interviews are both scary and exhilarating. Job seekers may feel that they are on their way to the proverbial chopping block and might imagine the interviewer as the hood-wearing executioner. The prospect of a new career, working with unfamiliar people, and being accountable to a...