Questions to Ask Executive Management when Considering a New Job

It is common wisdom that the interview process is a two-way street.  You should be interviewing the company that you are considering working for to determine if you will be a good fit for the culture and values of the company.  If you get a chance to talk to executive management, … Continue reading

The Difference Between Leaders & Non-Leaders

I was going through my archives and cleaning stuff out and I came across this typewritten list from about 25 years ago. I’m not exactly sure who wrote it, but at the time it made an impression on me. Especially the first line–“Leaders carry the water for people.”   LEADER … Continue reading

Eight Traits for Vision

1. Vision always entails change. 2. Vision always involves risk. 3. Vision always entails growth. 4. Vision always requires innovation. 5. Vision always requires passion. 6. Vision always requires focus. 7. Vision always requires courage. 8. Vision always requires evaluation. —Author Unknown

CMM & Organizational Process Maturity

Beside my desk is a picture of a skyscraper that is under construction to remind me that every impressive work of architecture goes through a maturation process.  I printed the picture to bring to my start-up company’s first annual holiday party. The purpose of the picture was to make a … Continue reading

Be an Actor, Not a Reactor

Today I want to link two concepts together to create a powerful twist on the old adage “Be an actor, not a reactor.”  I love reading about brain research and understanding how we learn.  It seems our brain is constantly making connections between things that we are learning with things … Continue reading

Success Has Many Fathers

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan –Anonymous I collect quotes.  I love them and reflect on them and let them inspire me.  This one is a favorite.  The common interpretation of this proverb is that many people are all too willing to take credit for a success … Continue reading

The Sources of Influence Behind My Leadership Style

During the course of my career I have had the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of leadership styles and have also adopted a style one of my own.  After college, I was hired by Oscar Mayer into their Engineering Management Development Program.  This six month program provided close … Continue reading

My Security Philosophy

A brand is a promise that is made to the company’s customers.  Over time, customers trust the brand based on the trustworthiness of the company.  Security plays an important role in protecting that trust by managing risks to confidentiality, availability, and integrity.  Customers expect that the information systems that they … Continue reading

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