In the third part of my six part series, I am reviewing what it means to be a "dot connector" and why I think it is foundational to leading and being a part of an effective team. As I did in my previous posts, I will first go through the part of the email I sent... Continue Reading →
Have you ever tried to pitch an idea just to hear someone tell you, "We can't"? I know I have, too many times actually. While sometimes there is some truth to the "We can't" claim, we often over emphasize our (in)ability to do something and deemphasize our obligation to do something. To explain what I️... Continue Reading →
I had lunch the other day with a colleague who was interested in meeting to discuss more about by blog post The Middle Level Leader. We both share a passion for data in business decision-making and wanted to discuss how leadership, including middle level leaders, could better use data to drive decisions and move the business forward.... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned in my blog post last week, I am posting a series of self-reflection posts where I reflect back on six different "Words of wisdom" concepts I left my former team with when I departed. In part two of my six part series, we will look at what it means to take ownership.... Continue Reading →
The other day I was waiting outside of a conference room for the previous meeting to end. There was a group of individuals near me waiting for another conference room. As much as I pretended like I wasn't listening, I was. Don't judge me, we were practically standing next to each other and you would... Continue Reading →
Six months ago I made a big life decision - I left a job that I had worked really hard to get to. I left a company were I spent years to build my reputation and develop a network that enabled my success. I left for two reasons, but most people were only aware of... Continue Reading →
The term “scope creep” is often used in business and we all know what it is, but do we really? In my experience leading various process improvement activities or new project management initiatives, I have come across at least three different problems that are often grouped together and classified as “scope creep.” I want to... Continue Reading →
I recently came across the article "An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers are Always a Bad Idea" and it hit on some things that I am very passionate about, but I think it left out a different, but important, way of looking at the problem. The good news is that this article probably did what it was intended to do and that is, get me thinking. I hope my approach makes you think too, so please share your thoughts.