Micromanagement – Leadership Style or Pitfall?

Posted by Daniel Chartock on November 5, 2013 in General, Leadership, Motivation and Drive, Organization |

Situational analysis is one of my favorite things – the ability to look at something from multiple lenses always gives me a unique perspective and allows me to (usually) make the most educated and focused decision.  While dining with a colleague yesterday, I expressed my discontent in an individual who required micromanagement – much to […]

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Making Yourself Tick”

Posted by Daniel Chartock on July 28, 2013 in General, Leadership, Motivation and Drive |

Often in leadership we spend great deals of time identifying what makes our subordinates tick.  We seek ways to maximize their productivity and drive the business to new levels.  That, in fact, is often the key metric of an effective leader. That said, when is the last time you, as a leader, identified what makes […]

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Motivating the “Un”motivated

Posted by Daniel Chartock on May 17, 2013 in General |

Surely, as a leader, it’s a challenge you’ve once faced – how do you motivate the unmotivated? Luckily, motivating the unmotivated can usually be achieved through a myriad of leadership approaches or by inevitable finding alternative options. But what about the “un”motivated? I’ve noticed through my leadership journey that in addition to motivated and unmotivated […]


Innovation and Creation as Motivators

Posted by Daniel Chartock on May 8, 2013 in General, Motivation and Drive |

I was reflectively thinking the other day while on the phone with a very close friend of mine. For days, I had felt my mind had been at a standstill (by my standards) and I was poised to determine why as I believe self-awareness and self-analytics yield tremendous ability to grow and change. We were […]

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Posted by Daniel Chartock on September 28, 2012 in General |

So part of that making it happen mentality is certainly being able to prioritize things. Many people assume this means juggling multiple projects or things at the same time. Quite the contrary – many people become overwhelmed all too easily because they fail to prioritize even different segments of a project. Many times, “chunking” a […]


The Dock Connector Debate

Posted by Daniel Chartock on September 12, 2012 in General |

Those who may be tuning in to the live webcast from Engadget will hear a very interesting debate regarding the rumors of a new dock connector. Where do you stand on the existing dock connector? Sound off.


Apple’s Search Engine Tells All —- too early | iPhone 5 naming confirmed

Posted by Daniel Chartock on September 12, 2012 in General |

It looks like Apple’s search engine “accidently” revealed the “iPhone 5” and new iPod Nanos today in what many think may be a gaffe; though I think may have been rather intentional on their part. More via TechCrunch: More via TechCrunch


So it begins… Apple Store is Down

Posted by Daniel Chartock on September 12, 2012 in General |

And so begins the launch spectacle – Apple’s Store is now down for the duration of the event which we expect to begin around 9AM PT (Noon EDT). More via TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/apple-store-is-down-5/


Today’s Apple Announcement

Posted by Daniel Chartock on September 12, 2012 in General |

We will be blogging here, on Facebook and Twitter today as the latest announcements come out on Apple’s “new” products which we widely expect to be the iPhone 5. I will teardown features (including what I know from using iOS6 for development purposes) and look at how they fit in to both the personal and […]



Posted by Daniel Chartock on August 1, 2012 in General |

Many often ask me “what keeps you going?” And I often tease “if you figure it out. Please don’t tell me!”. But in all due seriousness, inspiration and motivation require each other, but are 2 totally different functions. Over the next several weeks, I intend to explore both more indepth. Inspiration is something that allows […]

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