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Foster Key Relationships to Build Trust

Every IT Leader has experienced a moment when you want to crawl under a rock and just hide because something went soooo wrong. If you haven’t yet, you will. 

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Deliver on Key Initiatives!

This list might seem obvious to some, but in my experience they are much easier said than done. Establishing these foundational processes and building collaborative and consistent execution among Business and IT leaders will ensure you Deliver on Key Initiatives!

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Table Stakes

So, for the IT Leader, I pose that Production Stability is table stakes when it comes to moving the IT function from an order taker to a trusted partner with a seat in the boardroom. It must be the primary focus, because when done poorly, it consumes your entire focus and robs you of the opportunity to do more than just survive, let alone move to the next focus area of Delivery.

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A Matter of Trust

Who do you trust? Think about this in your own life. Who is someone you trust that will show up for you when you need them? Someone you can really count on...someone who is predictable? Someone you are comfortable sharing your personal aspirations with and asking their advice. A trusted partner.

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The Power of a Mentor

I have spent the last 40 years, pretty much all of my adult life with a passion for learning and teaching. Passion is not the right word...more like obsession.

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How is IT like Personal Financial Planning?

When I combine that with my love for technology, my experience working for a major financial services firm, and desire to help businesses find real value in their IT investments, I land on personal financial planning as a useful analogy for discussing IT planning.

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Love the Hard Battle

Why can’t things be easy? Have you ever said that? I haven’t said it in well over an hour.I’m not sure where this belief comes from, but we seem to think that things should be easy. Somewhere along the way we developed the odd notion that we deserve it. At times, we demand it.

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From Coder to Professional Developer

Whether you just finished a Bootcamp, graduated from college with a computer engineering degree, or maybe even have a few years under your belt it’s hard to progress from your first job as a coder to a full-fledged career as a developer.

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Do You Ever Feel Like a Hack?

My son, who is a developer with a few years of experience, posed this question to me recently at breakfast. I could tell he was a little distraught. Do you ever feel like a hack?

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