One of the topics I occasionally explore is the the people side of the business -- especially, our work lives and family lives. While I'm probably not as articulate on these subjects as someone who's a professional career coach (or an educator), many of these posts have proven to be popular over time.
Lots of business books out there on what separates long-term business success from the other kind. I think I've identified an important attribute of the former.
It's becoming a digital world -- where will business leaders get the new skills they'll need to thrive?
A short history of mankind.
We now have access to powerful predictive models, but do we know what to do with them?
One day I was wondering -- what advice could I share with someone who's earlier in their career than I? What hard and non-obvious lessons have I learned? The result is a post that's still widely read to this day.
I struggle to describe what I do, often devolving into a list of value-creating activities that seem to be popular. Here's one of them.
I care a *lot* about innovation -- in my personal life, at my company -- and across society as a whole. Practicing innovation is something you can learn how to do, or -- at least -- that's what I've been able to do.
Everyone cares about their career -- even CIOs and other top-level execs. When I see new opportunities starting to form for them, I want to share.
I have the utmost respect and admiration for EMC's CEO Joe Tucci. At a recent leadership meeting, he went a bit off-script and shared with us what he thought made a great leader. Many of us agreed, and I wanted to share here.
Another humorous attempt to explain to people what I do for a living.
I've got kids in college. I can clearly see that they're not really learning what I believe are the key skills they'll need to be valuable in tomorrow's economy. And I thought I should share a few thoughts.
Being a parent is never simple nor easy, and our kids are growing up in a very different world than the ones we did. I share how I'm approaching the challenge.