Can’t Stop Saying, Sir

Virtual Collar Device In the military, there is clarity of role and responsibility. Someone has a designation and rank which is clearly displayed unless a condition exists in which it cannot be. Someone has contextual control of a situation and leads under a condition, state or mode. Everything is simplified in the understanding of who …

You Need a Job | Now What?

Make Moves The career path today looks more like a zig-zag vs a straight line.  Corporations are making corporate decisions.  These decisions don't account for individuals.   I believe people do care about each other but when it comes to business, things get fuzzy.    For whatever reason the job is no longer there. It Hurts …

In Cloud We Trust

The Magic Takeover History repeats itself as we forget our past.   We have all this knowledge at our fingertips but we are easily distracted.  While we are distracted by work, political issues, family and more input than ever before in human history, our brains can only handle a very limited amount of information cognitively and …

DiZzzzRuuPt33rrr a Short Story

Asking 4 Change You set a goal that calls for you to change and you realized while you start down the path of change, that change is difficult. If you decided for some reason that you need to change your life, it won't be easy.  You will disrupt yourself.  I am not telling you this …

First 100 Days

  Recently,  I went over the steps I took as I started my job at Chubb Insurance.  I was brought in by senior IT leadership to address challenges of transformation and change using tools, techniques and practices derived from Knowledge Management. I quickly realized on my first day that I would need a consistent approach …

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 …

The Truth of Human Resources and KM #PracticalHR

  Visually Compelling Organizational Development The work by Kevin Desmond was thoughtful and emotionally charged.      It is tough to be a leader in general, but the world today makes it even more difficult. Leadership is something I care deeply about.   I strive to be a better leader in the same way that Jascha …

When Giants Tip Toe #Leadership #Social

Small Actions We are all tiny giants walking through this world creating ripples with far reaching and unknown impact. It is a struggle to know if the decisions we make will have a positive impact or a negative one.  We can't predict the future, but we can realize that we are all giants.    The …

Project Management Tips ON POINT #Quick Advice

PM Tips from a Master Gopal Srinivasan https://www.linkedin.com/in/gksrinivasan  says if you want to be successful in project delivery consider these tips as you start your initiative. Even with the best planning sessions and strategy the best projects can go off the rails without great leadership.  I have witnessed Gopal pulling folks together and getting projects …

The People in the Middle #KM leadership

Congratulations! You just purchased a new social tool for your organization. It only cost your company a few bucks to get licenses and there are very little infrastructure costs associated.  In only a few short months, your teams will break down silos faster than you could ever have imagined. Software Infrastructure Maintenance including Service Level …