2 mn read It’s not unusual to hear comments that mention focusing on a few things in your professional life that you should build depth or expertise in. People say something for “Jack of all trades, master of none”. In that context, I would have to agree. It shows commitment, builds your value proposition, and contributes to a sense […]Continue reading "Get out of your Comfort Zone"
3 mn read When we talk about leadership we often talk about all of the attributes of successful leaders in their work environment. We don’t always talk about the foundation that supports that work environment or nurtures it allowing it to be successful. In the context of the whole work environment, this foundation is essential to get right. […]Continue reading "Leadership: Work-Life Balance"
5 mn read Disclaimer: I am not a zero-trust architecture or cybersecurity expert. My background and experience have always been focused on the human side of the equation. In the Army, I was a Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) collection and analysis NCO. Additionally, my Master’s is in Peace Operations Postconflict Reconstruction Policy. My opinions and perspectives in this […]Continue reading "Applying COIN Doctrine for Zero Trust"
3 mn read Throughout my career in the Marine Corps as I developed as a leader I often heard of different traits or principles that make a good leader. Sometimes it was the “14 Leadership Traits” of a leader and sometimes a few characteristics or principles printed on a card. While they all were worthy of consideration and […]Continue reading "Leadership and Communication"
3 mn read If you’ve ever spoken to me you know that I’ve been a huge fan of the agile/scrum methodology. It has been a lifesaver for me and I bring it into every team that I join. Though you hear great things about how it can increase productivity and save time, there are still some haters that […]Continue reading "How to introduce Scrum into your Organization"
4 mn read Going to work today means something very different than it did before the pandemic. Employees are coming in (or logging in, if they work remotely) with new desires and expectations for what the experience of work should be like. Many companies are trying hard to accommodate these shifts to prevent workers from jumping ship. It’s […]Continue reading "6 Strategies for Future-Proofing Your Workplace"
3 mn read For a very long time, I honestly didn’t care for politics or wonder what the hell they did. As I’ve grown I’ve gained experience in the professional world, and learning politics will be key. I was always confused about what the difference was between the House and the Senate. I would also think why the […]Continue reading "How Congress Works"
3 mn read Having individuals in your organization that is willing to go against the grain and be a maverick is essential for making a difference. Because courage is essential to reform. It happens all the time when an innovative company gets big enough they start to develop bureaucracies and stop innovating. Which is where your courageous employees […]Continue reading "Courage is Essential To Reform"
3 mn read Every organization has both smart and creative people. Most people confuse them for being one of the same. But trust me they are vastly different. Understanding how to use them in the workplace is the key. Because having too many creative people can be a little too much chaos for an organization. While having too […]Continue reading "Creative vs Smart"
4 mn read Developing an innovative culture is something that every organization looks to create. Not everyone is able to achieve this, and trust me I’ve worked for many companies that have fallen short. But those who develop this culture have a few common traits that I feel can be replicated. I’ve had the privilege of being a […]Continue reading "How to Create an Innovative Culture"