Make a Decision

There were 30-ish doctoral candidates standing on a street corner just outside of Washington DC.  For all of us, except one, this was the first time in our lives that we’ve been at this location.  I’m being generous with the “one”, as you’ll see in a minute.  We were there for a weekend seminar and […]

How to Move Up

When was the last time you thought about, or had a discussion with a spouse, co-worker, or friend about how to move up.  Sometimes the conversation is about someone who moved up too quickly, or someone who didn’t move up fast enough.  Sometimes it’s just a colleague or friend wanting to vent about why they […]

Leadership is Not Management

Leadership Truth Being in management, does not make you a leader. Being a leader does not require a formal title. Being in management does not make you a leader My team and I were all in data engineering-type roles, and had been for quite some time.  All of the development teams, including ours were transitioning […]

Finding Leadership – Series Introduction

Over the past 10 years or so I have had the incredible experience of finding leadership.  I have led people through both mundane and extraordinary circumstances.  I have learned from and been inspired by other great leaders either through their books or through personal interactions (Check out my reading list).  And I have observed regular […]