Prime Your Mind for 2016

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur The future is either created or destroyed by the decisions we make and the actions we take. It’s 2016 and change is in the air. For some people, this time of year is their favorite. It’s a time of year filled with hope, possibility, and dreams.  For…


Your New Technical Skills

One of the struggles a developer faces when moving up the ladder is how to keep their technical skills. If they are used to being a high-performing, individual contributor, and a technical go-to resource, this is especially challenging. Why? Because the job is different, now. It’s no longer about how awesome your developer skills are. …


Leadership Skills for Making Things Happen

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." — John C. Maxwell How many people do you know that talk a good talk, but don’t walk the walk? Or, how many people do you know have a bunch of ideas that you know will never see the light…


Visionary Leadership: How To Be a Visionary Leader (Or at Least Look Like One)

“Remember this: Anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.” – Tony Robbins Have you ever noticed how some leaders have a knack for "the art of the possible" and for making it relevant to the current landscape? They are Visionary Leaders and they practice Visionary Leadership. Visionary Leaders inspire us and show us…


Lessons Learned from John Maxwell Revisited

I did a major cleanup of my post on lessons learned from John Maxwell: Lessons Learned from John Maxwell It should be much easier to read now.  It was worth cleaning up because John Maxwell is one of the deepest thinkers in the leadership space.  He’s published more than 50 books on leadership and he…


How To Build a Roadmap for Your Digital Business Transformation

Let’s say you want to take your business to the Cloud –  How do you do it? If you’re a small shop or a startup, it might be easy to just swipe your credit card and get going. If, on the other hand, you’re a larger business that wants to start your journey to the…


How Leaders are Building Digital Skills

Cloud, mobile, social, and big data are changing the game of business. But to play the game well, leaders need to grow new skills. In order to create new customer experiences and market-leading operational capabilities, leaders need to invest in digital skills. Our Cloud-First, Mobile-First world provides unprecedented possibilities in terms of connectivity and compute…


Drive Business Transformation by Reenvisioning Your Operations

When you create your digital vision, you have a few places to start. One place to start is by reenvisioning your customer experience.   Another place to start is by reenvisioning your operations.   And, a third place to start is by renvisioning your business model. In this post, let’s take a look at reenvisioning your operations….


Emotional Intelligence is a Key Leadership Skill

You probably already know that emotional intelligence, or “EQ”, is a key to success in work and life. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of yourself, others, and groups. It’s the key to helping you respond vs. react.  When we react, it’s our lizard brain in action.  When we…


Creating a Company Where Everyone Gives Their Best

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs What does it take to create a company where everybody…