As best-of-breed, B2B lead generation CRM software as a service solutions mature, and business users become more reliant in their features and capabilities, supporting the vertical integration of cloud stacks from different providers has become riskier and more challenging. Trading off the breadth and depth of...

Now that we know Cambridge Analytica used psychographic advertising for political gain, is the revenue model for Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter a violation of personal privacy?

Should advertisers and developers be allowed to target advertising based on psychographics profiles?

That's the question everyone's asking, despite the fact we willingly surrender any reasonable expectation of privacy every time we share our personal opinions online.

Social networks have been segmenting based on psychographics for over a decade now.  We should all know by now that if the media we consume is free, we're the product.

Behavioral training is emerging as the best way to teach someone how to develop the courage to step out from the pack and assume a leadership position, according to Carol Dweck, author of the New York Times Best Seller Growth Mindset.

Innovators introduce new ideas, practices and products.

Their ideas are unfamiliar to us, they change the way we see things and open us up to unconsidered and more effective ways of approaching challenges and solving problems.

Innovators pilot digital transformation projects.  Leaders determine the overarching mission and direction of the organization.

Both are willing to take risks and challenge the status quo for sake of what could and should be.

That's tough to do. It requires guts.

Particularly at big organizations that have been doing things the same way for decades.

So innovation is really just another form of leadership, and behavioral training is one of the best to learn to rise to the challenge.

If you're thinking about integrating Slack with a project management tool like ProWorkFlow using middleware like Zapier, read on.

I'm going to save you time and money.

It's easy to see why people get excited about simplifying the software they use at work by integrating different tools.

For employees, getting different tools to talk to each other means less cutting and pasting, and ultimately, doing more with less.

For small business owners, it means more revenue on per employee.

For me, the promise of successful cloud software integration -- of getting products like Slack and ProWorkFlow to work together -- is better automation and greater productivity.

But inevitably, that excitement becomes disappointed when you learn that the different solutions don't integrated quite as seamlessly as you'd hoped.