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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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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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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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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Learning From My Daughter & The Big Friendly Giant

Learning From My Daughter & The Big Friendly Giant

Written & Edited by Kevin & Sydney Bonfield (shown above) Lately, I’ve been practicing the art of stacking activities. Unlike multitasking—which divides our attention among several disparate jobs—stacking involves creatively combining tasks in a way that can enhance productivity without compromising focus or quality. Case in point: I enjoy sharing my experiences through posting articles. I also want to spend as much downtime as possible […]

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