Make Yourself

Remember when you were young and asked, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”  At that age, you saw no boundaries: you could be anything! But something happened on the journey of growing ...

The four IT personalities: part 1, the technology administrator

This is the first of a four-part series describing the main IT personalities. The intent of this series is to assist organizations in defining and hiring the right IT staff for their needs. In categorizing the ...

The dual role of IT: Transforming businesses and processes

I meet with a lot of companies and still the two most-asked questions I hear are: “What is the value of IT?” and “How come my IT group can’t offer strategic value?” The nature of these ...

Sitting by the pool: A practice in mental retreat

Photo courtesy of Martin Abegglen, twicepix I wanted each of these posts to provide my readers with a unique insight or call to action. I hope that through my writings I can motivate some of you ...

Seeking freedom from intrusion

Ding. Ding. Another text. Another e-mail. Oops – there goes the phone. Even if ignored there’s still the nagging buzzing of a voicemail left behind. All of these intrusions impact our ability to stay focused on ...