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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...

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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...

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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: ...

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Designing Your Leadership Vision

Designing Your Leadership Vision

Last week we talked about leading yourself and designing your leadership vision. This week we will focus on leading your team starting with defining your organization’s vision and mission. A leadership vision is articulating what you want for your organization, your...

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Leading Yourself First

Leading Yourself First

Do you know yourself, really know yourself?    It isn’t good enough to see yourself through your own filters. How do others see you? How do you know? When was your last 360 feedback? How open are you to feedback?     Are you present in the moment?     When you...

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Secrets of Communicating as a Leader

Secrets of Communicating as a Leader

It may be obvious, but I must say it anyway:  LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION BEGINS WITH YOU.     The word "leadership" can suggest a variety of images. For example:  A political leader, pursuing a passionate, personal cause. An explorer, cutting a path through the jungle...

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