The Very Expensive Cost of Title

When I joined the Navy, I probably should have been named Admiral immediately. It would have made things much easier for me. I could have flown around in my helicopter from ship to ship, eating steak and shrimp with all of my people. The young prince with all the knowledge in the world and no …

If money were no object, what would you do?

At Photo by Khimish Sharma on Pexels.com Many of us search for purpose in our lives. We look for validation and affirmation. For some, religion and faith provide an avenue. Many people find themselves in a loop of doing "the daily" until something breaks or forces them to change. Some people go on great journeys …

The Noise that Won’t Go (Veterans with Tinnitus)

Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com Tinnitus is the number one disability among Veterans and it affects at least one in every 10 American adults. Before I get started, if you are suffering from tinnitus there are some management techniques offered here <-- click for a handbook. My goal for this post is to shed some light …

Incredibly Uncredible

Factoring in Relationships Overall, I have had a really good career. I started at the bottom in IT and worked my way into leadership stepping through many roles. Early on my work was very technical and as years past, the work become more technically abstract. What I've learned along the way is that nothing is …

Never Ending 9/11

Photo by Unknown had it on Google Photos Today is 9/11. It is 20 years since the attack on the US and from my perspective we are far worse off today than ever before. We are destined to react and respond vs prevent and proactively protect ourselves. Our way of life is under attack and …

Listen to The People Create the CWWWO

Photo by Mabel Amber on Pexels.com Companies are Behind on Flexible Hybrid Workplace and Digital Workplace I am always enamored and fascinated by people living in their own dream worlds. I've seen people successfully live in their own world and navigate what I'd call the "common world" but I've also seen people live in their …

Collaboration Services – Leadership

Technology today drives "the way" (methods) in which most of us collaborate.  Successful collaboration depends on "collaboration patterns" which are independent of specific technologies.  The mistake many people make is to depend on commercial collaboration technologies without investing the time and resources to understand the complexity. Organizational success for collaboration services depends on the overall …

Silent Leadership -Value of Internal Communication

The world's greatest leaders know how to speak to the heart.  They speak of aspirations and dreams, goals and vision.  These leaders resonate with us because they speak to our emotions.   Great leaders are known and present.  While leadership itself is highly complicated, some common underlying concepts are foundational in nature.   The basis for effective …

Schrödinger’s Manager

From the desk of Mr. John Benfield In the early 20th century, physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment involving an unlucky cat in a box, a vial of poison and a device which would watch for a random particle decay. When the decay is detected, the poison is released and the cat dies. Rather …

Why Every Leader Should Build a RetroPi

Strategy It is estimated that the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019.   The level of interaction with technology creates an illusion of understanding.   Expert users are not expert technologists. Many senior leaders don't claim to be expert technologists but when it comes to …

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