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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4 Steps to Speed Up Value Delivery with Valu-ocity™

4 Steps to Speed Up Value Delivery with Valu-ocity™

One of the consistent challenges that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and technology leaders face is the pressure that comes from business leaders and customers – more, faster, better. Business customers crystallize the pressure from shareholders, the board, and the chief executive, who are all asking the CIO to work faster to deliver more within a shorter period of time. However, what they’re really asking is […]

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Elevate Your Thinking: Take an Analog Moment

Elevate Your Thinking: Take an Analog Moment

Since it was built in 1965, RCA Victor Studio A in Nashville has been known for the talent that has recorded there. For some of the world’s best artists—including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Justin Timberlake—Studio A makes their signature music sound even better. In 2014, a developer bought the legendary building and made plans to raze it to make room for condominiums. In 2016, at the height of […]

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The Value of Radical Candor

The Value of Radical Candor

In a previous blog article (‘Warm’ is a Matter of Perspective), I outlined the elements that promote perspective on the way to achieving team alignment. In my experience, perspective is the product of four things: Data – the information available (either to all or a subset of the parties) Incentives – the financial and other rewards that motivate each team member Experience – the work […]

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Become a Leader by Taking Risks and Setting Your Direction

Become a Leader by Taking Risks and Setting Your Direction

I love the beach. Which is great for me, because my family loves the beach as well. The beach provides an allover experience for me, triggering all five senses. The sound of the waves rolling onto the sand, the birds flying and calling and the other people on the beach, including my children, giggling and screaming as they run around; the feel of the sun […]

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A Reflection on our Investment of Time

A Reflection on our Investment of Time

This is a wonderful time of the year, especially when we view it through the eyes of our children. The lights, the presents, the parties and all of the candy. It is an enthralling, engaging and exciting time. Last week we had our Concentre Christmas Party and for the first time, we invited full families. The children loved it. My girls, Sydney and Lola, were […]

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Insights into Shadow IT

Insights into Shadow IT

In 2016, businesses are racing towards digital and technological transformation. They are growing internal IT budgets and/or departments, restructuring their entire strategy and IT planning, and launching digital projects and platforms in search of improved ROI. Throughout these transformations, many things can happen to the business and its strategy. When changes within IT organizations turn into a global trend, the employees here at Concentre get […]

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The Next Level Show: Business Strategies & the Technology Function

The Next Level Show: Business Strategies & the Technology Function

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Steven Neuner and Bob Gibbons on their entrepreneurial radio segment, The Next Level Show. Their tagline is “Conversations that Propel Business.” I hope my interview has done just that. The interview felt quick, but we were able to cover a lot of ground when it comes to the topic of business and technology strategies. We discussed how Concentre […]

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Congratulations CIO Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations CIO Hall of Fame Inductees

CIO Magazine recently inducted a new class of technology leaders, whose work has profoundly shaped the IT/business landscape, to its CIO Hall of Fame. Since the awards’ inception over three decades ago, only 85 members including this year’s honorees have been recognized for demonstrating both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology. Of the seven inductees in this year’s class, six offered their views […]

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The Cost of Not Having a Plan

The Cost of Not Having a Plan

For many businesses, this is the time of year that is taken up with discussions on annual planning. On one end of the spectrum, some companies we have worked with have started their process in July and are wrapping up by the time October comes around. For others, annual planning can bleed into the new year. To some on the edges of the process, it […]

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