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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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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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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Business Leadership: Hiding in Plain Sight

Business Leadership: Hiding in Plain Sight

In recent years, we’ve seen more and more articles on the importance of leading versus managing—or “leading from the front.” While there can be some value in a hierarchical approach, our experience working with IT organizations has shown there are better ways to achieve sustainable success. Identifying Leadership In every organization, there are unrecognized leaders. They may own service lines, manage business functions, or even […]

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The Temple of Why

The Temple of Why

Ever since their completion in the 11th and 12th Centuries, the stone carvings of Angkor Wat in Cambodia have slowly, yet constantly, eroded. Water and wind have taken their toll on the countless “devas” (or “deities”), and other Hindu figures. Over time, the images will become less and less recognizable. Eventually, those very stones will be smooth again. Inspired by a recent article, a colleague […]

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Making the Most: Investing Time

Making the Most: Investing Time

I have only been an entrepreneur since 2010 which is a relatively short period in my life. But I come from an entrepreneurial family – my father and mother have their own businesses, my wife bought and sold a bridal gown store and is now onto her second business. One of the things I have learned (and, sometimes painfully, re-learned) over the last five years […]

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