On Building for the Long Term

On Building for the Long Term

Elif Shafak, the Turkish writer, talks about the three types of temples built by humankind: “those that aspire to reach out to the skies, those that wished to bring the skies closer down to the ground and those that did both.” St. Peters Basilica is one of the rare buildings that did both. Pope Julius …

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Using Your Data for Leading Through Uncertainty

Using Your Data for Leading Through Uncertainty

We always heard about how fast our world was changing. Leaders needed to be able to make decisions quickly and within rapidly changing situations. Leading through uncertainty was just part of the job description. I think only a few people understood what this meant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Violent changes were happening daily all over …

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3 Strategies to Level Up Your Leadership Goal Setting

3 Strategies to Level Up Your Leadership Goal Setting

The biggest ideas start on paper as a goal. Executives know that effective leadership goal setting is a prerequisite for running a good company. In this post, I want to give 3 ideas to set yourself up for success and set the right goals. Who Do You Want to Be? A mentor once asked me …

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Why Are Data Silos Problematic?

Why Are Data Silos Problematic? 3 Reasons and Solutions

If you have ever driven by the modern farm, you’re bound to see huge metal cylinders. These cylinders store grain and other products are also called silos. They also represent what can we happen to data inside companies. Data can also end up stuck inside silos. This post will help you understand why data silos …

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Ethics of AI in a World That Isn’t Black or White

Ethics of AI in a World That Isn’t Black or White

AI is always in the news these days. Google was recently hit with a complaint that they aren’t diverse enough and they don’t treat AI rollouts with enough care. I can’t speak to these specific arguments, but I can provide my thoughts on the ethics of AI. It seems the future is making us revisit …

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How Data-Driven is Your Marketing Strategy & Team?

How Data-Driven is Your Marketing Strategy & Team?

There’s an ever-increasing complexity in the world of marketing. Being able to sort through all the noise is one thing the best companies do consistently well. The lighthouse within the fog is your data. In this post, I’ll walk you through a short checklist that you can use to design a data-driven marketing strategy & …

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