Classic Challenger

Do you, as a leader of a company, an organization, or a team embrace those passionate sometimes testy “challengers” among your ranks?  Do you create an environment that empowers and supports alternative views for meeting opportunities or resolving challenges? If not, there are potentially a wealth of great ideas that may not be making it to you because they are stifled and gagged by a culture that doesn’t foster, support and reward healthy alternative input to meeting company opportunities and challenges. I am fortunate to have been raised…

In my experiences, whether intervening as a consultant or being asked to lead an initiative as an employee, I have learned the value of being open minded on sources of new, creative and innovative solutions. My experience and basic common sense suggests that often to understand an issue or opportunity, it is best to view it and analyze it from a variety of perspectives.  In pursuing my hobby as an amateur photographer, I find the element of perspective a fascinating source of potential for creating beautiful and unique…

It is truly about people, isn’t it?   Technology is and can be a very powerful enabler for businesses, however, technology alone has never been enough to drive successful businesses. My experience and learning has shown me that diversity is key to developing and evolving a leadership team tasked with getting a technology innovation to market successfully.  When I use the term “diversity” I mean –  diverse experience, perspective, expertise, style, education, tenure, and even diverse outside interests.  I have done some excellent reading recently on this topic…