Tag: leadership

  • Company Storyteller

    Need to add to my LinkedIn something like “company storyteller.” There are individuals in the organization I know to ask the story about why we do what we do. Why do we have this firewall rule not not another? Why are we super strict about this thing but not another? I know many of these […]

  • Colin Powell quotes

    For thirty years I have liked Colin Powell for his level headedness. I was disappointed in his United Nations speech about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, he has seemed pretty level headed and effective at getting things done. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. This battle plan quote is one […]

  • IT Hierarchy of Needs

    Abraham Maslow proposed a theory in A Theory of Human Motivation, Psychological Review, motivation works to fulfill baser needs before addressing loftier needs. In a discussion the other day, I mentioned we have to have a rock solid infrastructure and stability of services to the point they are a utility and no users think about them causing […]

  • For 9/11

    This seemed appropropriate to re-post today, the tenth anniversary of the event which inspired its need. The problems we are to overcome seem more prevalent and prominent today. This statement was issued by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States in December 2001 as a response to the terror attacks of […]

  • Leaders

    To lead people, walk beside them …As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.The next best, the people honor and praise.The next, the people fear;and the next, the people hate …When the best leader's work is done the people say,"We did it ourselves!" – Lao-tsu Found this in an online class […]