Does Your Organization Need a 12-Step Program?

A friend of mine recently celebrated 25 years of sobriety. Between that achievement and all of the news regarding the opioid crisis, it seems like there has been a lot of talk about addiction problems and different solutions in my social circle. At various times, we’ve talked about how…

Why Are We Afraid of Data?

As every day progresses, we seem to be able to access and harvest more and more data. Our world seems to be getting exponentially larger as everything becomes digital. On the one hand, this is a very exciting time. On the other, it is a little scary to think…

RFID & the First Year College Student

Back to School season has arrived at my house – and with a vengeance. Things are a little more chaotic than usual because I will soon be delivering my daughter to her first year of college. And the Dining Room is taking the hit. The Dining Room has become…

Project Management Perspectives: Are You Ready?

While Wes is on vacation this week, Anne Hale, our Director of Client Services, is stepping in for this week’s post … As a Minnesota kid who grew up surrounded by lakes, it’s a little odd that I never learned how to water ski. However, over the last couple…

If it’s Easy – It gets Done

And if it isn’t easy – or is perceived to be difficult – it doesn’t get done. Or worse, people walk away. I’ve lived my entire business life in the IT solution arena and I’m exhausted by the lengthy adjectives and slogans all the marketing and sales departments use….

The Case for Automation & Change – Improve People, Processes & Profits

Every automation project has to begin with the definition of its goals. Those goals are very likely connected to improvements in an organization – such as employee work activities and improving the overhead for getting those activities successfully completed. Finally, when the project is defined and implemented correctly, it…

Thoughts of Investments & Sacrifice on Independence Day

I’m hoping everyone had a truly remarkable celebration this last Tuesday. For most, that means a day of family, friends, barbeque and fireworks. In my case it also included 27 holes of golf! Regardless of how you spent it, the Independence Day is also a day of remembrance for…

What About Me?

Generally when we’re talking about Asset Inventory practices and solutions, it doesn’t take long before we’re talking about how automating with a mobile solution can reap huge benefits and relating how others have experienced just that. But during those discussions, we’re usually speaking to the perspective of the organization…

Are You Listening Kid?

Those are the words that Jack Buck shared with John O’Leary in their first meeting. I’ve heard this story several times and it never fails to inspire me – both personally and at HL Group. MLB.com recently put together a video of the story and John shared it on…

Some Benefits of Disconnection in a Constantly Connected World

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to do some kayaking with friends down on the Niangua River near the Lake of the Ozarks. The weather was perfect, the scenery was beautiful – and it was so quiet, it seemed like we had the river to ourselves. What was so…