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The Jason Clause Show is a podcast dedicated to finding and sharing the best ideas, tactics and strategies for busy managers.

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The Jason Clause Show is a podcast dedicated to finding and sharing the best ideas, tactics and strategies for busy managers.

    Decoding child behavior

    Decoding child behavior

    If I can understand the beliefs behind my child's behavior.....







    I can focus my attention on changing the underlying belief thereby changing the behavior. In chapter 2 of the book, "Positive Discipline Parenting Tools," we're introduced to a couple of tools that can help translate misbehavior into it's coded message.







    In this episode we talk about:







    * The logic and history behind this parenting methodology from the previous episode* The 4 mistaken beliefs driving misbehavior* The Mistaken Goal Detective Clue Form* The Mistaken Goal Chart* Demonstrating the use of the tools







    Show Notes:







    * Mark Goodman* Rick Callaway* Robert Gillette* CourageHub - Hosted by Samuel Hatton* Samuel Hatton* Rudolf Dreikurs* Positive Parenting Discipline Introduction* About Positive Parenting Discipline* 5 Root causes of employee under-performance* Mistaken Goal Chart PDF* Mistaken Goal Detective Clue Form* Feelings Wheel* How to use the Mistaken Goal Chart - YouTube Video* Positive Parenting Discipline Parenting Tools Book

    • 19 min
    Introduction to Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

    Introduction to Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

    Raising children is hard and I often wonder if my parenting is doing more harm than good.  This book, introduced an interesting question that caught my attention.  “What if misbehavior was just the symptom of a deeper root issue?”  If that’s true, then maybe I can learn how to identify those root issues and solve for that instead of constantly treating symptoms.















    In this episode I talk about:







    * The underlying theory and history  guiding the Positive Discipline parenting style* The 4 false beliefs that all children have that drive misbehavior* Comparisons to the more common parenting styles * How kindness & firmness can be used to encourage children allowing parents to work with kids instead of against them.







    Show notes:







    * Slide Deck * Positive Discipline Parenting Tools – Book* Rudolf Dreikurs* Alfred Adler* Positive Discipline Website* What they say vs. what they hear

    • 17 min
    Top 5 Steps to Securely Work From Home

    Top 5 Steps to Securely Work From Home

    In this episode, I'm sharing  five simple steps to securely work from home.  The best part is all of these steps not only help secure your work, but they will make you and your family far more safe as you create a cyber secure home.







    In this episode I talk about 5 steps to securely work from home





    * Protecting yourself against social engineering attacks

    * Securing your home network

    * Creating strong passwords and multi factor authentication

    * Updates & passwords

    * Accommodating kids and guests







    Show notes:



    * How to create strong passwords

    * 1Password

    * Protect yourself from CEO Fraud

    * Cyber Security Training for your team in less than 10 minutes

    • 14 min
    Can your IT consultant stop these top cyber security threats?

    Can your IT consultant stop these top cyber security threats?

    Top cyber security threats to your business may be your IT provider themselves.





    Most IT consultants use some kind of remote monitoring and management software to look after their client's computing environment.  These technologies are quite powerful and helpful, and also rank as some of the top cyber security threats out there.

    In this episode, Joel Jacobs, one of my favorite people at Endsight, and it talk about these top cyber security threats and offer some things to look out for when talking about cyber security with your current IT consultant.



    In this episode I talk about:





    * What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)

    * What are the threats generally to an IT consultant and specifically to a managed service provider

    * What can you look for to when talking to your current provider to get a sense of how prepared they might be against this kind of attack.



    About Joel Jacobs:





    * Joel Jacobs

    * VP of engineering & owner at Endsight

    * Joel's LinkedIn profile









    Show notes:



    * Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Exploiting Managed Service Providers

    * Protect yourself from CEO Fraud

    * Need Cyber Security End User Training? Invite me to speak.



    Transcript:

    Jason Clause:     Welcome to the Jason Clause Show. I'm Jason Clause, your host. Today, we've got to do it, I'm sorry, we've got to talk a little bit more about cybersecurity.

    Jason Clause:     Welcome, welcome, welcome everybody, my name is Jason Clause. This is the Jason Clause Show. My experience is that the best leaders out there, they are idea collectors. They are always on the lookout for great ways to help their team achieve more, whether that's good process, good technology, just good leadership tactics and techniques. This show is dedicated to finding those ideas, and trying to share them with a growing community of leaders, here in the Bay Area.

    Jason Clause:     Like I said, I've got a great show for us today. We're going to be talk about something that's real specific, relating to cybersecurity. Ordinarily, I want to make sure that I'm measured in what we're talking about. Cybersecurity is a real thing, taking measured steps to protect yourself is an important thing. I try really hard to stay away from the fluff, or the "Ah, the sky is falling!" In this instance, it might not be unwarranted to be overly concerned about this.

    Jason Clause:     Today, my topic is, is your current IT provider able to protect you from these top cybersecurity threats? The note here is, probably not, because they may very well the top threat. So, I'm bringing in some heavy armor, here, to help me. My guest today is one of the Co-Founders at Endsight, his name is Joel Jacobs, and he's one of my favorite people. He leads our Network Operations Center. We will start up with his interview, right after this.

    Jason Clause:     Are you frustrated with your current outsourced IT provider? There can be a lot of reasons why. Typically, they're really just symptoms of a deeper root cause issue. We created a video that describes this root cause, in great detail. It's the single biggest reason we see companies not getting it done out there in the marketplace. If you'd like to check it out, head on over to our website, www.Endsight.net/RootCause.

    Jason Clause:     All right. Welcome back from the break. Like I said, today we're going to be talking about ... It's kind of a scary topic, and I try really hard, in other podcasts,

    • 35 min
    Getting good at looking for employees landed Endsight back on the Inc. 5000.

    Getting good at looking for employees landed Endsight back on the Inc. 5000.

    Everyone is looking for employees right now.  It may even be your single biggest challenge to growth.  That's how we felt, but not anymore.  We've made fundamental changes to our business that have allowed us to staff significant growth over the last three years.  In fact, Getting good at looking for Employees and keeping them landed Endsight back on the Inc. 5000 after a multi year absence.









    In this episode I share a little more detail about the many of those changes including:





    * Learning lean management principles

    * Rethinking the way we recruit and retain team members

    * Technology that helped us along the way



    Show Notes:



    *

    Webinar Registration: Recruiting, retaining, and engaging millennials.

    *

    Shame as a Performance Management Tool

    *

    Blameless Culture: Difficult but Possible

    *

    What the WWII B17 Bomber Can Teach Us About Quality Control

    * Stay in the know with a daily huddle

    * What we say vs. what they hear



    Transcript:

    Welcome to the Jason Clause Show. I'm Jason Clause, your host, and today I'm going to get a little braggadocious. I am. It's going to be obnoxious.



    Welcome to the Jason Clause Show. My name's Jason Clause fittingly and I'm your host. My experience is that the best leaders and managers out there, they're idea collectors. They're always on the lookout for great ways to help motivate their team, to build a culture, to help their people get from where they are to where they want to be, and that's what this podcast is dedicated to. It's about trying to find those ideas and share those ideas with a growing community of local leaders.



    I got a great episode today. I'm going to be talking about something, and I know I led off I'm going to be braggadocious and I'm going to be obnoxious. I'm going to try not to do either of those two things really, but I do have a big announcement. Endsight, after a long absence, has reappeared on the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States. We were on it once upon a time, we haven't been on it for a while and we've returned to the list and I'm super excited and satisfied about that, and that probably by itself could warrant a podcast episode. But this episode is about some ideas that we had to come up with and implement in the business, from a talent and performance perspective, from a recruitment and retention perspective, that would allow us to fuel the growth that we have. Because our real challenge was not finding new clients, our real challenge was looking for people. And I think that probably resonates with you guys and we're going to get into it right after this.



    All right, welcome back from the break. So, like I said, the headline here is, After a Long Absence. The last time we were on this list was 2013, so after a multiple year absence on this list Endsight has returned to the Inc. 5000 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country. We were ranked 4,103, so we're not even dead last, we're respectable in the bottom quadrant there,

    Outsourced IT provider frustrating you with bad service?

    Outsourced IT provider frustrating you with bad service?

    Here are 3 questions to ask your current outsourced IT provider that might help you get things back on track











    Today, most businesses are completely reliant on their technology and by extension their outsourced IT provider.  So when they have technology problems, it's more than just irritating.  It disrupts the business.



    If employees can't use their systems, then more often than not they can't work.  When this happens it might feel like you've got the wrong team supporting your computer systems.  If you're frustrated with your outsourced IT provider, how do you know if its even possible that they could do a better job? What if the culprit is something unfixable and your better off with an alternative provider?











    In this episode I talk about:





    * The most common frustrations that other firms like yours have had with their IT support provider

    * 3 questions to ask your current outsourced IT provider to diagnose bad IT support to the root cause?

    * Guidance to help you and your current outsourced IT provider get on track







    Common problem statements:



    It takes too long to respond when I have a problem.​

    The same issues keep occurring.​

    It takes too long to set up new machines and often something is missing or incorrect with the set up.​

    I feel like they should know the answer to many of the questions they continually ask me.​

    I think they could do a better job at following up.​

    The finger pointing is frustrating.

    * We did a project and it didn't result in a good outcome.

    * I don't think they are very proactive with advice.



    Show notes:



    * Get the roadmap to select the right IT support vendor 

    * What a WW2 B-17 bomber can teach us about quality control

    * Relationships might be your biggest IT problem

    * Proactive IT Support on Display



    Transcript:

    Jason Clause:

    Welcome to the Jason Clause Show. I'm Jason Clause, your host, and today we're talking about computer problems.



    Jason Clause:

    Welcome to the Jason Clause Show. This is a business podcast about the business of technology. I'm Jason Clause. I'm your host and we've got a great episode for us today. It's a little bit self serving. This is one of those ones that's really about the business that I'm in, Outsourced IT Support but I've been coming across a lot of this lately. Folks that are just frustrated with the way that their current computer systems are being looked after and what I've got for us is in 10 minutes or less, three questions that you can ask your current provider that might help you get at the root cause of what's happening, the idea being that a lot of times you don't need to switch outsourced IT providers to solve your problems, if you can do some of the things on your site or have some of those tough conversations and this is a way to kind of help you get at that.



    Jason Clause:

    Of course, if you want to switch, I want to talk to you, but a lot of times if we can head that off, that's probably better for folks, so we'll get into it right after this.



    Jason Clause:

    The Jason Clause show is brought to you by Endsight. I'm going to take a minute and read a five star review that we recently got from Carolyn and I quote: "The Endsight team is always prompt, courteous, and patient always gets to the root of the problem. I never feel rushed or foolish and always have confidence that ...

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L Michelle Boss ,

Worth a Listen

I’m not a business manager, per se, but a buisness owner. Also not ‘techy, but for having such a broad theme - collecting good management ideas - delivered by a technical professional, this Podcast is interesting and valuable. Jason does a great job relating to his audience, sharing his perspective and giving a useful, informed presentation. I usually laugh at least once when listening to each episode, too!

Geekconsortium ,

Great podcast for managers

I've enjoyed this podcast from the beginning and it is getting better. Some of the ideas are immediately usable, some are obvious but a reminder is sometimes needed.

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