In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
I presented on the Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition. A great conversation about 10 big things that were presented at Ignite across Secure Modern Workplace, Cloud, Data, and Innovation.Read more "Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition"
Great conversation with Dustin Schimek, from Masterlock Corp, talking about Data and Analytics strategy. We discussed adoption, the right incremental approach, and tips in building a data culture. Podcast Episode 15: Data Analytics Expert Dustin Schimek – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast: Episode 15"
Great interview with Matt Bingham, who is the Director of Development for JJ Keller. Loved the conversation with Matt about modern development practices, cloud, and DevOps. Don’t miss this one! Podcast Episode 14: J. J. Keller & Associates Director of Development Matt Bingham – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast: Episode 14"
I had the privilege of participating in IC Stars Milwaukee as a speaker and presenter on “Hi Tea”. IC Stars is an organization that enables the community to re-train and engage in IT as a career. I had the opportunity to speak with the resident class on cloud, Azure governance, disruption, and data oriented jobs. […]Read more "IC Stars Milwaukee"
The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption. They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain. There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business. The first is iterative, simply building on something […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption"
I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]Read more "United Way Tech Video"
I’ve talked in the past about “above the line and below the line” engagement for tech leaders. The “below the line” functions are those that are most frequently ripe for democratization. In a business sense, democratization is the act of making a capability common, for it to be a shared and indistinguishable ability to get […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (3) Agent of Democratization"
The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented. They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves. They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization. The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound. It brings with it a […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission"
I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue"