Touchy, Feely Trust Fall Kind Of Stuff (well, Not Really)

Touchy, Feely Trust Fall Kind of Stuff (well, not really)

“You give loyalty, you’ll get it back. You give love, you’ll get it back.” —Tommy Lasorda

We got a call from our son’s school the other day. It wasn’t because he was winning the Student of the Year award. No, it was one of those dreaded conversations where you hear that your child did  something so absurdly ridiculous you go right to, “What in the world was he thinking?!?!” My son is 14 — at that age, I wasn’t exactly joining the Peace Corps or helping Ms. Read more

Why CIOs Don’t Become CEOs

Why CIOs Don’t Become CEOs

“A leader is one that knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell

Last week, I sat down for an afternoon coffee with a seasoned Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jim. (Name changed for the purpose of this blog.) He and I are connected to some of the same people but had never formally met. Read more

Dirty, Little Secret

Dirty, Little Secret

“The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.” —Thomas Love Peacock

I’ve got a dirty, little secret I want to share … something I’ve been carrying around for a while. Don’t get uncomfortable; it isn’t a confession and doesn’t involve any deep, dark transgressions in Vegas. But before I make a confession, I need to properly set this up. Read more

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