Cutting a Path: Building a Vision

What do you do when you are given a goal or an outcome but no instruction on how to get there? What do you do when you are placed in charge or established as the person leading an initiative and you haven’t done it before? What do you do if “fake it till you make …

The Template(S)of You

The next few posts will be a short series of common discussion points with people I coach. Whether you are looking for a job or you are already in one, it is important to communicate with people. Communication can be in many forms. Today, we are starting with the concept of a short description about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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