Each leader brings a unique style based on their experiences and principles they choose to embody. Explore my principles and the books and videos that have influenced them.

Over my career I have had the opportunity to work for some of the most amazing leaders. This has enabled me to learn and incorporate, not emulate, traits from each of them to create my own core principles:

  • Be a shokunin; everyday just a little bit better than yesterday
  • Never stop learning
  • Start with the WHY, then go into the how and what
  • Leadership is a behavior, not a position
  • Be Positive!
  • Be data driven, but make sure the data is valid
  • Transparency is an absolute requirement, regardless of what is exposed
  • We must maintain a high bar for expertise
  • Admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Leaders do not have the luxury of being victims
  • Steal with Pride, but give due credit
  • The team is stronger and more effective then any single individual
  • You cannot talk about integrity
  • Always ask for help
  • Change its not only a constant, its what you do as a leader
  • Agile over waterfall
  • It is always about the people, protect and cultivate them
  • When only one option is presented, proceed with great caution
  • Avoid the lowest common denomeator, it leads to mediocrity not greatness

Never. stop. learning

This is more than one of my core principles, it has turned into a daily habit. I am a curious individual, not only about leadership and technology, but the world around me. I am an avid reader, and work to take the best part of each book (or movie) to combine them with other sources. I do not believe that any single source, or methodology, will work on its own. Everything we learn has to be seen through our personal lens and adapted to each organization.