Ubeo Blog

Long Term Success through Solid Routines

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Sep 19, 2019 2:24:11 PM

I argue that most of what we accomplish in life isn't actually things that we aim to do. You always hear phrases like "Try your best" or "Put your mind to it and you can accomplish anything." Sometimes I struggle with these ideas because I think our regular routines are greater indicator of our success than any type of conscious effort.

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Topics: goals, health, success

The Power of a Commitment Date

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Aug 28, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Many of us work in cross-functional teams. When you are involved in a project that requires contributions from many different departments, it can be difficult to keep a project moving when different teams have competing priorities. What do you do when you are relying on someone to move a project forward, but it is not at the top of their list?

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There’s No Substitute for Face Time

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Aug 15, 2019 2:23:38 PM

If you read case studies on mergers and acquisitions, most will tell you they are not successful and don’t add significant value to the business. I will argue one reason for that is a lack of face time.

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Topics: Team Building

Worst Case Scenario

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Jul 24, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Disclaimer: The article below is not an invitation to vent or unload your frustrations at your leadership team. The article below is a conversation about having the courage to provide difficult but necessary feedback to your leaders if there are opportunities for your organization to improve. Don’t take the conversation below as a license to simply say whatever comes to mind whenever you feel like it. Feedback is healthy when it is constructive and benefits everyone involved.

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Topics: strength, success

Influence versus Control: Know the Difference

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Jun 19, 2019 3:30:00 PM

In your professional and personal life, there are things you can influence and there are things outside of your direct control. Many people experience a lot of frustration in life because they believe they can control more things than they truly are able to control.

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Topics: Leadership

"Don't worry, we can do that too."

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Jun 7, 2019 2:26:10 PM

Beware when a salesperson tells you, “We can do that too.”

In the business technology industry like many others, “we can do that too” is a very easy statement to make, but rarely is it ever true. General statements and vague generalities are big red flags.

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Topics: service

Term Rental versus Leasing

Posted by Ronnie Hay on May 30, 2019 5:00:00 AM

What does your business technology acquisition strategy look like? When you purchase equipment from most providers, you sign on to a traditional leasing model. Most agreements range in length from 36 to 72 months with very limited flexibility.

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Topics: Office Efficiency, Print Standardization, work-life

Achieve your Dreams by living within your Means

Posted by Ronnie Hay on May 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM
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Topics: Productivity, Wellness, Career, Office Life, work-life, Self Improvement

UBEO Business Services names regional president: Largest independent dealer in Texas looks eastward

Posted by Ronnie Hay on May 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

AUSTIN, Texas—UBEO Business Services—a premier provider of printer, copier and document management solutions—has named a respected veteran of the office equipment industry as its northeast region president. James J. Morrissey, who has worked throughout the eastern U.S., will focus on the northeast region and be based in Connecticut.

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Topics: Professionalism, Career, Leadership

Managing Printers is a Waste of Your IT team's time

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Mar 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM

IT has a big job. Not only are they responsible for ensuring your organization has the technology backbone needed to operate well, but they are also responsible for the security of your organization. Healthcare is especially challenging with regulation and compliance added in.

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Topics: Quality IT Support, Professionalism, Printer, Office Efficiency, Healthcare