Back To The Future Series: Portfolio Modernization

Over time, we consistently hear feedback from our class participants, alumni, community, and clients, “You’ve got to share more of Charlie’s thoughts about this!”  We have been looking for additional ways to provide Charlie’s insight to our leadership community and plan to do even more going forward. As we organize new resources and go back […]

Thriving In Dynamic Times: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds Part 2: Shaping Demand

Shape the Demand for Business Response & Strategic Value. This is a critical moment with an opportunity to really change the game – from what’s “important now” to what’s “urgent now and strategic over time”. The external forces and immediate business needs will dictate that you are responsive with some things necessary to scale and […]

Thriving In Dynamic Times: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds

Most nations and enterprises have had to endure a number of crises over the decades. Some have been massive, like the financial meltdown of 2008, or a targeted tragedy like 9/11, or even a regional hurricane. As a CIO, I experienced them all and several others in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The current Coronavirus […]

Herb Kelleher Was Special; Here’s My “Herb Story”

I’ve often told the story of my first meeting with Herb. Obviously, living in Dallas since 1970, I had read about Herb, and I had seen him around town. I knew people that knew and adored him, and I had great experiences with his airline.  I had met with and knew many CEO and Board […]

Guiding Principles Learned in the First 50 Years of IT

Throughout history, technological inventions have always fueled growth and prosperity. However, with today’s unparalleled, rapid-fire pace of IT innovation and global adoption, it has never been more stunningly apparent that technology is at the heart of global competitiveness, enterprise excellence and sustainable success. A Summary of My IT Career I’ve had the privilege of playing […]