The Love Or Money Equation: The Clash of Culture & Cash

“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Joe Biden Peering into a budget will provide insight into an organization’s value system. A good litmus test for the true importance of initiatives and operations, is to measure the relative dollars apportioned. There are programs and functions […]

Work Hacks for Women

“Leaders are more powerful mentors when they learn, than when they teach.” Rosabeth Moss Kantor Unusually, last week I spent more time in the company of business women than I did men. The two primary stakeholders of a client are women, I had a business dinner with a fellow executive colleague, and I spent a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]