Jim recently asked LinkedIn’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network Group: With the failure rate of IT projects so high, what should the CEO do about it?
Here’s how I answered:
Complications go hand-in-hand with complex projects. So, THAT a project runs into problems isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it’s often just an indicator of the project’s inherent complexity. Assuming the ‘hiccup’ is brought Read more
I like going into the ‘way-back machine’ to see if what was said then, still makes sense now. To that end, I recently reread a piece called, Beyond Leaning In: What I Learned on the Way to the C-Suite, that was originally published in May 2013. (Okay, so not the waaaaay-back machine, this time…but a good 15 months ago, anyway.)
“While some factors are out of one’s personal control on the way to the executive suite,” it read, “the following tips will put you on the path to a leadership role, no matter what your gender.
Take on what nobody else wants to.
Be willing to relocate.
Be authentic to yourself by telling the truth.
Find passion in everything you do.
Be gracious to people no matter their rank.
Always be curious.
“In any business environment, you must constantly be learning and be willing to learn.”
So whadeya think? Are these still good tips for accelerating one’s career? (I’m thinking so.)
Kudos to friend and colleague Sally J. Zepeda, Professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia, on the release of her latest book, Job-Enabled Professional Development: Support, Collaboration, and Learning in Schools.
I get such a kick out of the names of Chicago Hot Dog joints: Mustard’s Last Stand; Wiener and Still Champion; Superdawg; Flub A Dub Chub’s; Red Hot Ranch; Hot Diggity Dogs; Relish the Thought; Dear Frank’s; and U Daw U, to name a few. (See Vienna Beef’s Hall of Fame for a few more.) But one of our most famous, Hot Doug’s, is set to close today.
Not that the comings and goings of hot dog joints is usually all that big of a deal. But this one’s quite Read more