Building A Better Integration Company

Empowering Your Leaders

CSIA Central

Exotek collaborated with Controls System Integrator Association (CSIA) to found and develop the CSIA Best Practices and the certification/auditing program. We continue to contribute to the program’s development as a core member of the CSIA’s Best Practices Committee and the CSIA’s Certification Management System Committee. We have brought our experience to help hundreds of CSIA members around the world as they prepare for and obtain their CSIA certification.

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Strategic Planning and Execution

Let Exotek collaborate in your strategic planning and execution. Whether providing our perspective as a member of your planning team or facilitating the process to help make the right choices about your company’s purpose, your customers, your goals, and your resources. We can then stay engaged to make planning an integral part of your on-going business execution to drive your organization forward.

Improving Your Business Practices

We can benchmark your current business practices and give you objective feedback and advice about how you compare to industry standards, stack up with your competitors… where you are doing well and how can you improve. Then, we can recommend and help you implement and improve those practices.

Empowering Your Leaders

Helping you to empower your people to execute your vision and manage your business. Leaders don’t just happen. It takes intentional development of your key people to manage their staff, their teams, the organization, and themselves.

Networking with Your Peers

We know that it can be ‘lonely at the top’ of a system integration business, and it is essential to have a good dialog with fellow leaders. Exotek is facilitating role-based groups to match you with peers that face similar goals and challenges, so you can discuss real strategies and solutions.

Events

Upcoming Exotek Web Event: Talent, Strategy, Risk

Nov 9th 10-11 AM (CST)

In recently acclaimed book, entitled Talent, Strategy, and Risk, they point to a big shift in public ownership that has created a new set of challenges for boards from permanent institutional investors who are focused on creating and preserving long-term corporate value. These investors are stating in no uncertain terms that simply managing for short-term shareholder profit is not acceptable. In this session, we’ll take a look at how this perspective affects systems integrators. How can you effectively link your talent to your strategy, while minimizing risk?

Recent Web Event: Strategic Vision

Sept 21 10-11 AM (CDT)

System integrators often have difficulty with ‘Strategic Vision.’ They cling to their notion of being a general integrator to keep all of their options open. But, at some point, to fuel the growth of our business, we will likely need to develop a vision, so we can clearly articulate our value to our prospective clients and differentiate ourselves from the competition. A focused company puts its best people and most of its resources into the services that represent the future. In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of a clear Strategic Vision.

Recent CSIA Web Events : Best Practices Deployment

Orientation (Feb 24),  Project&LifeCycle Mgmt. (June 9), General Management (Sept 8)

At the start of this year, we at Exotek approached CSIA regarding how we could further assist our CSIA community with the implementation of best practices. We know that the vast majority of members join CSIA with the intent of getting your company to the next level.  So, some of you may have just joined and are looking at how to start deploying the CSIA BPs in your company. Or, you’ve been a member for a while, have deployed a few BP chapters but recognize that you still have a ways to go before an audit. We get it. Looking through the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmark guide can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What’s the most effective way to attack it?

Free Downloads

Getting Focused in Your Business Strategy (Video)
Getting Focused in Your Business Strategy (Video)
Leadership vs. Management (PDF)
Leadership vs. Management (PDF)
Foundational Elements of a Strategic Plan (PDF)
Foundational Elements of a Strategic Plan (PDF)
Getting the Most out of Strategic Planning (Video)
Getting the Most out of Strategic Planning (Video)
Getting the Most from Your Team (Video)
Getting the Most from Your Team (Video)
Situational Leadership (PDF)
Situational Leadership (PDF)
Six Critical Steps for Client Creation (PDF)
Six Critical Steps for Client Creation (PDF)
TREW Marketing E-books (Link)
TREW Marketing E-books (Link)
RocLogic Marketing Articles (Link)
RocLogic Marketing Articles (Link)
Beyond Project Management 101 – NI Days Presentation
Beyond Project Management 101 – NI Days Presentation
Service Opportunities After the Project – CSIA Web Recording
Service Opportunities After the Project – CSIA Web Recording
Business Processes – No Silver Bullet (PDF)
Business Processes – No Silver Bullet (PDF)
Documenting Processes (Slides)
Documenting Processes (Slides)
Steps on the Path to Certification (PDF)
Steps on the Path to Certification (PDF)
Top 10 Reasons to Join a Peer Group (PDF)
Top 10 Reasons to Join a Peer Group (PDF)
Leadership Roundtable FAQ (PDF)
Leadership Roundtable FAQ (PDF)
Understanding the CSIA Audit Report (PDF)
Understanding the CSIA Audit Report (PDF)
Beyond Project Management 101 (Slides)
Beyond Project Management 101 (Slides)
Service Opportunities after the Project (Video)
Service Opportunities after the Project (Video)
Keeping Score with Financial Metrics (Slides)
Keeping Score with Financial Metrics (Slides)
Keeping Score with Financial Metrics (Slides)
Keeping Score with Financial Metrics (Slides)
NI Adopting CSIA Certification (Video)
NI Adopting CSIA Certification (Video)
Are You a Visionary or an Integrator? (PDF)
Are You a Visionary or an Integrator? (PDF)
What Peers Say about Exotek Groups (PDF)
What Peers Say about Exotek Groups (PDF)
Empowering Leaders, Contributors, and Teams (PDF)
Empowering Leaders, Contributors, and Teams (PDF)
Developing High Performance Teams (PDF)
Developing High Performance Teams (PDF)
SI Successful Traits (PDF)
Systems Integrator Successful Leadership Traits

In 2020, Exotek began researching the traits of successful system integration leaders to help our clients build and empower their teams. To gather and organize information, we are utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. With 3.5 million assessments conducted annually, it is generally considered the most trusted and widely used assessment in the world. And, over 80% of Fortune 500 companies use MBTI for personal and career development.

Developing a High Performance Team (Video)
Developing a High Performance Team (Video)
Building a Virtual Culture (PDF)
Building a Virtual Culture (PDF)
Hiring a Leadership Coach (PDF)
Hiring a Leadership Coach (PDF)
New Leadership Development
New Leadership Development