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Month: June 2017

Leadership as a Service: Five Ways to Ascend your Leadership into the Stratosphere

Leadership as a Service: Five Ways to Ascend your Leadership into the Stratosphere

In enterprise technology, we love cloud computing. While for some it may be threatening, for most of us, we see it as an opportunity to change the way we consume, broker, integrate, and secure technology. It’s not about moving application workloads from one building to another, it’s about creating a better technology experience for the business. This can be done regardless of where the server racks are located. Cloud computing started out with a few basic service models such as…

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The Case of the Mysterious Wireless Device in the Shrubbery

The Case of the Mysterious Wireless Device in the Shrubbery

I take security incident management very seriously. For most of my career, I’ve been a part of a team that is responsible for protecting the enterprise from cyber threats. I jump into action to understand what is going on and contain the threat as soon as possible. Today, I will share with you one of those fateful events from several years ago. The day started out like any other day. I read emails and attended meetings. Things were off to…

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Create the Future: Leadership Lessons from Elon Musk

Create the Future: Leadership Lessons from Elon Musk

I recently read the biography of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance. For those of you that don’t recognize his name, Elon is best known as a founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. He has successfully disrupted the banking, aerospace, energy, and automobile industries, and he’s only 45 years old. He is a fascinating individual and an icon of entrepreneurship and innovation. He’s also the real-life inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man, my favorite super hero. One…

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Nuke it from Orbit: Leadership Lessons from Ripley of Aliens

Nuke it from Orbit: Leadership Lessons from Ripley of Aliens

In 1986, Aliens was released. It was a sequel to the 1979 movie, Alien. Aliens is one of those rare cases where the sequel is better than the original. I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I first watched Aliens, but I know for sure that I was too young. It terrified me. I think I had nightmares for a week straight. I didn’t see it again until I was an adult, at which point it became one…

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How to Bring New Ideas to an Established Team

How to Bring New Ideas to an Established Team

Congratulations. You are the new person on the team. We’ve all been that person from time to time. You get to hold that title until someone newer comes along. Presumably, you got onto this new team because you have lots of talent and plenty of great ideas. Perhaps it’s a new company, or just a new position within your company. When you look at your team, you see rich opportunity to implement all of your new ideas. This blog article…

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