Cydcor's Blog

April 25, 2018

7 Benefits of Volunteering that Build Leadership Skills

Cydcor team members at LA Food Bank

By Dwight Coates, Chief Information Officer | Cydcor   Building a department’s strategy, holding meetings, and orchestrating the delivery of technology to our business are not the only ways people can build leadership skills. In fact, one of the most effective ways for team members to learn critical leadership skills is by helping others. There […]

April 18, 2018

What Not to Do When Setting a Goal

A goal without a plan is just a wish! quote printed on an old typewriter.

What do you call an accomplishment that isn’t preceded by a set of goals?   A lucky break!   Setting goals is an essential stepping stone leading to any achievement. Goals set direction, allow you to maintain focus, and reflect a reachable destination. But be careful: If you make those stepping stones too slippery with […]

April 11, 2018

Five Leadership Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Original digital painting by Joe Cicak (submitter). Based on the well-known portrait of Ben Franklin on the US 100 bill. Painting mimics classic painting styles of the 18th century. This painting is fully released.See also my illustration of George Washington.

By Gary Polson, Chairman and CEO | Cydcor   Here are five of the many leadership lessons everyone can learn from Benjamin Franklin.   1. Take Control Whenever I have struggled, made excuses, wanted something, or quit something, my Mom would tell me, “God helps them who help themselves.”  Benjamin Franklin’s famous words teach us […]

April 4, 2018

Valuable Life Lessons from Sports for Entrepreneurs

A businessman on a track ready to run

Excelling in the world of professional sports requires a robust combination of talent, discipline, and determination. It takes talent to channel formidable skill into performance. However, talent alone won’t get the job done. Discipline is required to put in the time to harness that talent to its highest level, and determination is what drives top […]

March 28, 2018

Everything You Didn’t Know about the History of April Fools’ Day

Man Discovers Balloons in His Office

We can all agree that April Fools’ Day is a lot of fun. It’s the one day each year when it’s perfectly appropriate for even the best behaved among us to play pranks on our friends, test our ability to fib with a straight face, and set our inner mischief-makers free. But where did April […]

March 21, 2018

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Feedback

Hand gestures of a businesswoman and businessman in meeting.

Helping employees perform at their best is exciting, but it isn’t always easy. Well-meaning mangers can sometimes counteract their own efforts by approaching employee coaching the wrong way. Giving feedback constructively can be invaluable to employees’ career growth and can help them develop critical skills they will carry with them as they ascend toward roles […]

March 14, 2018

6 Reasons to Promote Strong Company Culture

Group at a company networking event

Companies put a great deal of time and energy into plan exciting and rich social events, community service activities, and employee experiences, but companies rarely include strong company culture and how it’s created among their achievements. Rather than overlook cultural and community events, companies should recognize and laud these rituals as major wins. Social activities, […]

March 7, 2018

The Top 7 CEO Traits for Effective Leadership

Key to success word on wood with key

It’s no secret that effective leadership is critical to any company’s success. While each CEO brings a unique set of abilities to the table, there are some valuable CEO traits that everyone should have. Whether you’re a fledgling leader or a seasoned pro, adopting these 7 CEO traits will help you become more effective in […]

February 28, 2018

6 Movie Coach Speeches on Accomplishing Goals

Matthew Mcconaughey playing a coach in We are Marchall

Pivotal coaching moments in sports are great metaphors for business and life, because we’re all trying to win, make progress, or get to the next level. The best coaches—and the most inspirational speeches—strip away all the distractions and remind us that accomplishing goals is completely possible if we own our greatness.     We Are […]

February 21, 2018

Uncovered: 10 Sales Myths vs. Sales Facts

Hand drawing with marker on screen facts vs. myths

It’s common for people to have misconceptions about any industry or field they haven’t directly experienced, and sales is no exception. Some people may shy away from making a career in sales, because they have preconceived notions of what working in sales is all about. If you’re considering getting into sales, it’s important to have […]