Testing Your Effectiveness

Testing Your Effectiveness

Leaders do what they say they will do and expect the same from others. One of my mentors used to say, “You expect what you inspect.” Great leaders follow up and follow through. Great leaders test their communication effectiveness.    Testing your communication...
Building Your Communication Stage

Building Your Communication Stage

A communication strategy is the critical piece to bridging the purpose and the implementation of your vision or any major change program. It is a written plan that details the stakeholders and how the message will reach its audience.    An effective communication...
Living Your Values

Living Your Values

Last week we discussed the role values play in your decisions. Your values move beyond your personal choices and are naturally applied in your professional position. I will use my own story to bring living values to life.     Let me begin….   One of the most impactful...
Getting the People Right

Getting the People Right

As an IT leader, your focus is People, Process and Technology.  The Technology and Process is easy compared to assuring you have the right team with the right leadership capabilities in place.   You make great hiring choices, but do you have the support and resources...
Values, Finding Your North Star

Values, Finding Your North Star

What is most important to you? Your values will determine how you answer this question. Our values drive what we stand for. Your values are your North Star.     The North Star has been used for navigation for centuries. Acting as a guiding light, people use their...
Pause for Decision Making

Pause for Decision Making

We will pause this week from continuing our Mission Vision Values conversation thread to look back at leading through IT Decisions, focusing on the decisions involving and impacting people.    We first discussed IT Decision making in the February 6th article: ...