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Month: July 2016

Leadership Lessons from Jerry Maguire

Leadership Lessons from Jerry Maguire

My all-time favorite film is Jerry Maguire. I make my wife watch it with me about every 6 months or so, and have nearly all of the dialogue memorized. Many of you may find this a bit surprising and would think I would name Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, or Aliens. All of those are near the top of my list, but there is something about the story of Jerry Maguire that I find so incredibly relatable, especially from…

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One Year at CHS

One Year at CHS

Leaving a good job is hard. It’s been one year since I left RCIS/Wells Fargo to join CHS. It was a very tough decision. It was a leap of faith from the good thing I had going to the potentially great thing I was going to. There were no guarantees, but I took the risk. In this article I will revisit the reasons I left RCIS, reflect on the last year at CHS, and look forward to the years to…

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Rules for Advancement: From Manager to Director (Part 3 of 3)

Rules for Advancement: From Manager to Director (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final post of my blog series on advancement. As a Technology Leader, I am frequently asked how I advanced through the ranks and climbed the corporate ladder. Last week, I covered what it takes to go from Tech Lead to Manager. In this article, I will discuss the next step to Director. From Newbie to Tech Lead (two weeks ago) From Tech Lead to Manager (last week) From Manager to Director (this week) I left off last…

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Rules for Advancement: From Tech Lead to Manager (Part 2 of 3)

Rules for Advancement: From Tech Lead to Manager (Part 2 of 3)

This is a continuation of my blog series on advancement. As a Technology Leader, I am frequently asked how I advanced through the ranks and climbed the corporate ladder. Last week, I covered what it takes to go from Newbie to Tech Lead. In this article, I will discuss the next step to Manager. From Newbie to Tech Lead (last week) From Tech Lead to Manager (this week) From Manager to Director (next week) I left off last week 7…

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Rules for Advancement: From Newbie to Tech Lead (Part 1 of 3)

Rules for Advancement: From Newbie to Tech Lead (Part 1 of 3)

As a Technology Leader, I am frequently asked how I advanced through the ranks and climbed the corporate ladder. This is a great question, and something I eagerly share, as I am passionate about seeing talented professionals advance through their careers. There is a lot to discuss, so I will break this up into sections and cover it in three articles: From Newbie to Tech Lead From Tech Lead to Manager (next week) From Manager to Director (in two weeks)…

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