If you are interested in digital security I recommend that you take a look at IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report. If not, I suggest that you pass it along to someone in your organization who is. If no one in your organization is interested in digital security then I suggest that you… Read More »
The head of strategy for a major corporation once told me that if he wanted an iPad app he could get a local vendor to build one in 2 weeks. I responded “An iPad app to do what?” He thought for a moment, and then said that I had a point. You can build a… Read More »
This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Doing StrategySimon Sinek’s TED talk – “How great leaders inspire action” about the “golden circle” is a good place to begin when setting out to create a strategy or marketing message. Starting by understanding and communicating the WHY behind what you do is a very… Read More »
Make every project an experiment. This book explains how. Check out this video about validated learning. Learn about “the Pivot“. On the Lean Startup methodology.
Technology is top-of-mind in the C-suite according to the IBM C-Suite Study of 2013.
With technology top-of-mind in the C-Suite, I can not think of a profession that is growing in importance more quickly than architecture. By that I mean enterprise and IT architecture. Architects provide the technology leadership for an enterprise. Yet, architects too often get stuck together into an “architecture” organization which over time becomes less relevant… Read More »
I was considering a passage in a book I am reading: “Trust is gained through a combination of factors. Likability is one of them. People more easily trust those they like. Likability ties in directly with similarity. We trust those who are similar to us. To influence others with likability, you have to express genuine… Read More »
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Executive and the ElephantIn my last post I committed to myself that I would try some techniques from The Executive and the Elephant and report back on the results. This is the first status update. The most effective technique was keeping a wad of… Read More »
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Executive and the ElephantI thought that it would be interesting to point out the parts of The Executive and the Elephant that sounded most promising, commit to trying them out, and document my results. First, I’ve tried to-do lists already and they have been… Read More »
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Executive and the ElephantIt is disturbing when a system works too slowly or provides inaccurate results. Worse, it can be hard to diagnose and fix the root cause. When that system is a person it is even more frustrating. When that person is yourself… Read More »