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Eulogize Your Destructive Behaviors

I currently lead an organization with numerous teams operating at an incredibly high level.  The teams regularly outperform expectations, and when hiccups occur they take responsibility to lead their own […]

More Rules?

“Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior.” Attributed to: Dee Hock, Founder and former CEO Visa […]

Improve Your Impact Through Daily Habits

One of the concepts I am working on lately is improving my positive impact on others by rethinking the goal-setting process for myself and teams. I have regularly struggled with […]

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A Quick Note:

Thanks for visiting. A few notes about me and this site. First, I am a Technology Director for a financial services firm based in Wisconsin. Although I spend most of my time building great teams, my technical focus is software development, data, and architecture . Underpinning much of my writing here is a personal vision. Namely, I believe that people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to contribute, get excited, feel cared for, be challenged, and to use their gifts. I want to give them that opportunity. I chose technology leadership and software as a career because it allows me to be expressive and artistic and solve problems with and for others (often at the same time)! This site is simply a way for me to express ideas and beliefs, share my perspectives, and generally share thoughts on my career as a technology professional, and as a husband and father.