Five Tips to Eliminate the Prioritization Limitation

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When in turn-around situations, helping struggling projects or IT department malaise,  common pain points include late delivery, poor quality, insufficient resources. And the common root cause is poor prioritization – too much is critical or important,… Read More Five Tips to Eliminate the Prioritization Limitation

The Emerging Challenge of Digital Bifurcation, or The Cheese is Moving Faster

“New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way.” Klaus Schwab, German economist A colleague recently gave me a fresh copy of… Read More The Emerging Challenge of Digital Bifurcation, or The Cheese is Moving Faster

21st Century Leadership: Four Lessons From The Past

“Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.” Elbert Hubbard, American writer and philosopher, 1856 – 1915 Written in 1899, Elbert Hubbard’s essay “Message To Garcia,” is based on the story of President McKinley giving a mission to 1st Lieutenant Andrew Rowan to deliver a message to General Calixto Garcia y Iniguez, leader of… Read More 21st Century Leadership: Four Lessons From The Past

Why Supporting Women Makes Sense: International Women’s Day 2018

“Women make up more than 2/3 of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.” Source: United Nations Women First, let’s digest that almost 800 million, about 26%, of the world’s population over the age of 15 cannot read. This is an appalling statistic with negative ripples, as less education equals higher risk of negative life consequences… Read More Why Supporting Women Makes Sense: International Women’s Day 2018

The Starts & Stops of 21st Century IT

  “You may delay. But time will not.” Benjamin Franklin If information technology professionals have one goal in the early 21st century, it is to start becoming a business unit and therefore stop the separation implied by the phrase “IT and the business.” Information technology department are the business units accountable for technology. They should… Read More The Starts & Stops of 21st Century IT

The Realization Was The Hardest Part, Or “What I Learned In 2017”

“Drive thy business, or it will drive thee.” Benjamin Franklin Measuring and managing is an all-year round activity, however as the year winds down there is an uptick in reviewing the happenings and progress of the prior 12 months. I’m thankful to still be learning and experiencing new things. An important reminder for me this… Read More The Realization Was The Hardest Part, Or “What I Learned In 2017”

The Gravitas & Grit Series, Part 4: The Making of the Right Commitment

“What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.” Jane Austen We make commitments all the time, through the choices we make. Which person should we hire for this role? What’s the best use of capital dollars? Which product should we choose? Small or large coffee? Should we accept this vendor’s pricing? Choices… Read More The Gravitas & Grit Series, Part 4: The Making of the Right Commitment