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Brace your Headphones! Audiobook Version of “From Problem Solving to Solution Design” Now Available

Marking its 1-year publishing anniversary, the book, “From Problem Solving to Solution Design: Turning Ideas into Actions,” is now conveniently available on audiobook. In the book, J. Eduardo and Erica W. Campos present their solution-designing expertise so that you can learn from their successes—and failures—to craft sustainable solutions for complex problems.   Written for everyone […]

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CISOs: Leave the Jargon Out to Bridge the Cybersecurity Communications Gap

There’s a serious gap in communication skills between cybersecurity pros and their general audiences, and it’s essential for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and their teams to bridge it. Increasingly complex security threats demand that cybersecurity professionals use plain language with those less familiar with tech talk. This requires an uncommon approach: Design stakeholder-centric cybersecurity solutions. Recently, in my […]

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Together for better transparency in decision-making

Experienced Solution Designers are master jugglers.  They break down complex problems into multiple projects running concurrently to address root causes. Managing multiple projects means many decision points, many critical deadlines, and several stakeholders with their respective motivations to be addressed. How to ensure all stakeholders see their motivations acknowledged, while respecting their interest in the […]

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Famous Failures in Governance

Most of the time, we hear about successes. We want to learn from companies that have gotten it right. But that’s missing some great learning opportunities. Too often, people do not know how to use failure as a learning tool, and so they fail to correct the course, making their solutions unsustainable over time. To […]

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Creating a winning board of directors

When you think of successful sports teams, you probably think of the star athletes, the ones with the baseball cards, endorsement deals, or their own shoes. And while these superstars are necessary and vital to winning, however there’s a whole team behind the scenes that makes it possible for those athletes to take the field […]

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A look from the other side: what regulatory agencies are looking at in your company

Speed limits are present to protect not only the driver but others on the road. And just like in your everyday life, there are rules and laws in place when it comes to business. These laws and regulations exist to protect both citizens and businesses, similarly to speed limits. Other business regulations are created to […]

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Fad or New Standard: Keeping pace with the right technologies of the industry

New technologies seem to reach not only our computers and worlds but our fingertips on what seems to be a daily basis. How does one sieve through the inundation of new technologies to determine what it is the right way to incorporate them in a successful manner? Our advice is to ask yourself which problem […]

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Restoring stakeholder trust after a misstep

It’d be nice if we could make it through our careers — and our personal lives, while we’re at it — without ever making a mistake. But that’s unrealistic. Alexander Pope summed it up best in the 1700s when he stated, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Unfortunately, he was right on the money […]

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How to monitor your organization’s effectiveness without losing trust

No one likes to feel like their every step and move is being watched. It can be demoralizing and lead to a lot of self-doubt. It can create hesitation and uncertainty in every decision, even the simplest ones. This leads to an ineffective way to live your life and be a positive influencer at your […]

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