Technology Leadership


Making Better Decisions

Rather than focus on why we make bad decisions, I invite you to shift the focus. Ask yourself, "How can we as leaders make more effective decisions?"

You're at the Controls of a Vast Source of Power!

Just imagine being at the controls of such a vast source of power, roaring down the road.

Your Next Big Idea Could Be the Difference Between Having a Future or Not Having a Future

Firms that invest in their innovative capabilities during tough economic times will be the ones who will benefit most when better times return.

Do You Learn From Failure, Or Just Wring Your Hands?

There are failures that can be seen as intelligent failures.

The Power of Disruptive Technology

The trick, of course, is to understand why some innovations catch on and spread rapidly while others languish or come to a halt.

What's the Right Level of Risk Management?

Companies that do successful risk management tend to address the basics first.


We must start in our schools and continue to innovate in our businesses.

Leadership and Change

The ultimate test of whether you are an effective leader is: do you get things to happen, and do they get done effectively. Only the most effective leaders will be able to ride the slow upward swing of the economy.

The Key to Success: Global Leadership. Really!

It has been opined by Fareed Zakaria of CNN that we are in a Post- American world. It is a world not dominated by the United States and not by anyone else yet, either. He has also opined that the key ingredients for economic and social success in the 20th Century were labor and capital. While the key ingredients for success in the 21st century will be ideas and energy.

The Right Speed for Technology

Talk to just about any executive about technology, and you'll hear a similar complaint: it's too slow. What they mean, of course, is that the time from conception to product roll-out does not meet the business's needs. The question is how to speed up this process, and the answer has more to do with core business practices than departmental processes or the technology itself.

Effectively Managing Technology Risk

In today's world, with rapidly increasing capabilities becoming available, managing technology risk can be a daunting task. Therefore, the question arises: if you were to focus on one or two actions which will make the most difference in managing that risk, what would those actions be?

A Trigger from Flash Foresight

The specific trigger that they called "Take your biggest problem and skip it", really got my thoughts crankin'.

Is IT an Opportunity to Grow or a Potential Risk? Yes!

IT presents a huge opportunity for growth for many companies, but there can be significant risk.

Short and Effective Ways to Manage Change (Transition)

Implementing significant organizational change (transition) is a primary responsibility of management. The form and structure of an organization; the processes used; products and services provided; and people hired, trained and assigned to jobs are the strategic responsibilities of those in management. The day-to-day responsibilities of what must be done to achieve success rests with the majority of an organization's workforce. The differences between management and employee roles needs to be clearly understood when judging organizational performance.

Agencies should look at employee engagement

Some frightening possibilities follow: According to research, it is estimated that American businesses may only be operating at one-third of their capacity because of the lack of a true connection with their employees.

The Generational Gap: "Can't we all just get along?"

It is critically important to utilize the differences between generations to identify and seek out the strengths represented by each. Melding those strengths together, and understanding how individuals in each segment of the workforce population think, will lead to cohesive, productive and supportive teams.

Focusing for Process Improvement: a Quick Look

Successful leaders know that perfection is impossible yet the effort to improve is a constant in successful organizations. This is based on the reality that there is no steady state in life, either things atrophy and die or

Next Level Leadership

It isn't something that can be defined with words in a dictionary, but is instead an inward intangible force that radiates from you in all that you do.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

As I perused the pages reading the accolades of The Top 100, I started to realize that this group appears to have something quite significant in common. They all questioned conventional wisdom. They did not dismiss it, rather they learned from it; in order to focus on improving the situation at hand.

Don't Confuse Marketing with Selling

From these lips you will not hear that marketing is not important: it is. However, selling skills and the time one devotes to selling is even more important! If your vision for the future is "I intend to be great", what are the actions you should take starting now?

Are You Managing To Prevent The Worst Or Bring Out The Best?

If most of the people in your company hit the lottery with a huge win, would they come to work the next day? If you thought "Who are you kidding?" after that question, maybe it's time to take a long hard look at how you're managing your human assets.

Fix the Toaster

Cost containment has become the mantra over the last several years for almost everyone. People have been accepting the thought, sometimes reluctantly, that they need to do what it takes to survive the downturn.

When Results are Disappointing

When we are feeling disappointed about the results we produced I often wonder if we truly understand the sources of our disappointment.

Opportunity to Lower Your Health Care Cost?

UPI recently reported that those engaged in their work tend to report excellent health, but emotionally disconnected workers tend to report poor health.

Empowerment Why?

A primary reason for empowering a company's workforce is to support continuous improvement programs within organizations committed to achieving and sustaining outstanding quality and performance.

How to Improve Performance by Saying No

Consider how many times you have had conversations with a person to determine if there was sufficient interest to move forward. When you determine there really isn't enough reason to move forward, how often do you call the person and just let them know that? How often do we avoid the call because we are uncomfortable saying the word "No"?

The complex-sales method may not be best option

Today a number of selling and business development tools are available to independent agents that make it is easy to lose sight of the big picture—a personal connection.

When Will China Overtake US (Economy)?

Based on the Economists' projections that you read, somewhere between 2020 and 2040, the economy of China will overtake the USA economy.

Using the Negative to get a Positive

If your experience is anything like mine you have noticed that people can relate more quickly and better to a negative example. That is why anytime I want to try to get a point across I start with a negative example to get their attention, and then give the positive flip side to the same situation.

6 Leadership Actions to Enhance Positive Employee Involvement

Managers focused on high performance business results are searching for ways to maximize the contributions of all employees as their companies face increasingly demanding customers and extremely competitive markets. With heavy emphasis on high quality services and products, the most effective business leaders are recognizing that employees really are valuable resources in achieving daily business success.

The Key to Success: Global Leadership. Really!

It has been opined by Fareed Zakaria of CNN that we are in a Post- American world. It is a world not dominated by the United States and not by anyone else yet, either. He has also opined that the key ingredients for economic and social success in the 20th Century were labor and capital. While the key ingredients for success in the 21st century will be ideas and energy.

Flourish into the Future

I recently read the book The Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine and James Gilmore. To be presumptuous and summarize 350 pages in a few sentences, the essence of the book is that goods and services are no longer enough. The authors hypothesize that there is a progression of economic value that correlates price, competitive position (i.e., differentiation), and customers' needs.

Are You Outsourcing or Insourcing your Leadership?

Companies that try to do it all typically achieve less than optimum results. The same goes for those that outsource critical talent that they need to possess for business success. In some cases, this becomes a significant risk for the company.

IT Project Time Management

When it comes to managing time for an IT Project - it can feel like a daunting task with no good solution. Before starting any major new project in an organization, whether it is for internal use and consumption, or for external use and revenue generation, this process can be the difference between winning and losing.

Technology's Internal Customer Facing Issues

How technology is enhancing your customers' experience with your organization. We have chosen to address it from the internal customers' perspectives.

Closing the Technology Leadership Gap

Think about closing this leadership gap in technology from multiple vantage points, and have an enabling strategy for overall business success.

Using Technology to Improve Processes across the Business

As you look at your business today, many realize that one key element to remaining competitive, is to use technology more effectively to reduce time to market and to save internal cost and confusion.

Secrets to Leading and Managing Technical Professionals to Be More Than They Could Be

Instinctively, most technical professionals realize that the nature of their job may not put them in the limelight. The challenge then is twofold: make people feel appreciated, and make them feel that what they do matters in the absence of the limelight and the accolades that can come with that attention.

Capitalizing on Electronic Health Records (EHR) to Take Your Practice Where You Really Want It to Be

If EHR is to become a boon to medical organizations and practices, a shift in thinking and perspective can help it happen. It begins with looking for a quantum improvement rather than just incremental improvements.