Tag Archives: leadership

Be Obsessed or Be Average

I’ve read a bunch of business books over the past six months. All were good and there is value in each. Out of the 5 books I’ve recently read, I found Grant Cardone’s Be Obsessed or Be Average delightfully different. Be Obsessed or Be Average The first thing I noticed about this book is the author’s unapologetic focus… Read More »

Your Next BIG Goal

I tend to be extremely goal-oriented, so I can work toward the same goal for years — inching ahead in a persistent and steady way that infuriates instant-gratification type folks. I am happy plugging away at my personal goals, but when working through others we need mechanisms to keep everyone engaged long-term. So, in my new role I asked myself:
How can we set and meet a multi-year goal, while also minimizing the frustration of people who want faster results?

Vision without Execution is Hallucination

Vision without Execution is Hallucination This is one of my favorite quotes. The internet references various sources: Japanese proverb, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford, but the message is clear — ideas alone do nothing. You must also be able to IMPLEMENT those ideas. I’ve studied Strategic Management throughout my decades-long college years and strategy has always been of… Read More »

FREE Fascination Report

About a year ago, our leadership team at work took a very easy online assessment by Sally Hogshead called the Fascination Advantage. With just 28 questions, the assessments categorized our team into a Maverick (head of sales), a Guardian (head of finance),  and a Mastermind (head of IT – me), along with several other, equally fitting assessments. We were surprised… Read More »

Calmer Gentler IT

Maybe it’s my old(er) age, but it seems the typical IT department lives in a state somewhere between panic and chaos. Personally, I enjoy working in a calmer and kinder environment. Since IT often includes helpdesk and support, a sense of urgency is certainly expected, and there are times when it’s “all hands on deck”… Read More »