A word of thanks… for the geeks!

A word of thanks… for the geeks!

In December, the 2020 Time Magazine Person of the Year recognition will be awarded. Given the year we’ve had, the title surely belongs to the front-line health care profession, the essential workers who have looked out for our persons in the most difficult of circumstances, or the voices who peacefully sought equality. They are all worthy of recognition. Right behind them, I advocate for kudos for another profession that […]

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Fund the Future™

Fund the Future™

Change is Accelerating As business and technology leaders, we have been addressing business change for years. But what we’re seeing now is an acceleration as a result of the pandemic. This is causing businesses to revisit and polish their visions, upgrade operations and change their customer and employee experiences. A good example of that is in the world of telemedicine which has taken off this […]

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4 Digital Photography Concepts That Help Us Improve Our Digital Transformation

4 Digital Photography Concepts That Help Us Improve Our Digital Transformation

As Esther Shein outlines in CIO.com, “Digital Transformation has moved beyond a nice-to-have to let’s get cracking.” And there are a number of technologies that are continuing to enable additional digital transformation value, from Blockchain, to Identity Management in the Cloud. But the starting point for companies embarking on or driving their Digital Transformation is to be able to effectively tell a compelling story of […]

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Building the Transformation Team

Building the Transformation Team

  Your leadership team is the driving force of any change you want to bring to your organization. We tend to underestimate the number of changes that will happen to our leadership team when we begin a transformation journey. When it comes to starting on major change I often see over half the leadership team turnover during the next two to three years. So, if […]

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Move Faster, in the Right Direction with Valu-ocity™

Move Faster, in the Right Direction with Valu-ocity™

One of the consistent challenges that business leaders face is the pressure that comes from customers, stakeholders and competitors – more, faster, better. Most recently I have seen this with a CTO working hard to keep the lights on and lay out a three year vision and roadmap for technology, all while other teams within the organization are making significant technology decisions that may or […]

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5 Actions to Accelerate Innovation

5 Actions to Accelerate Innovation

Executives regularly cite innovation as one of their top priorities, yet they consistently struggle to build an innovative culture or deliver on their innovation agenda. With the start of the new year, now is a good time for business and technology leaders to step back, review their priorities, and define their agenda to accelerate innovation. Based on our work with business and technology executives, we believe […]

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Achieving Legacy

Achieving Legacy

Why is it important to think and talk about your legacy? The fact is that 98% of us have never considered what we want our legacies to be. And yet, our legacies alone define the ways in which we’ll be remembered. Recently, I joined a group of 100 world changers for “The Conversation,” an event designed by author Tammy Kling. Throughout the evening, I engaged […]

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Project A10: A Case Study in Parenting

Project A10: A Case Study in Parenting

Autonomy is defined as the right or condition of self-government, freedom from external control or influence; independence.  On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being full on Autonomy, where are you?  Where do you allow your employees to perform?  Well, we experienced a life lesson in A10.  It felt risky, but the rewards were big. Let go of control, gain peace of mind […]

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Hurricane Harvey: What Leaders Can Learn from the Storm

Hurricane Harvey: What Leaders Can Learn from the Storm

The most predictable thing about hurricanes is that they will happen. Inevitably, one of those harmless clouds out in the ocean will grow from tiny speck into a massive storm that wreaks havoc on whatever communities are unfortunate enough to stand in its way. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the media has been flooded with stories of heroism, images of heartbreaking loss, and endless […]

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Driving Innovation Based on What (and Who) You Know

Driving Innovation Based on What (and Who) You Know

At one point or another, it seems that nearly every one of our clients has struggled to drive innovation. Whether they want to generate new ideas, evaluate which ideas have the most potential, manage the processes that can ensure maximum impact, or even “fail faster” on less promising ideas, innovation leaders face challenges at almost every turn. While it’s important for organizations to generate, nurture, […]

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