Thank you to all of you who’ve followed this blog. I’m not stopping blogging, but I’ve become frustrated with WordPress and am posting my new blogposts on Medium. Please follow me there until I can decide what to do with the content from this site as part of the relaunch of my website.
Listening this morning to Janice Marturano speak with Sharon Salzberg on her Metta Hour podcast, she articulated something beautiful about leadership: Leadership is about influence. A leader embodies the attitudes, habits, and characteristics that comes to define those who follow them. Applying this more specifically to data-driven leadership, something near and dear to me: If […]
I’ve been interested a lot recently in what it means to be a data leader. I had the opportunity this week to have a wonderful class with the participants in the recent cohort of the Leadership Institute, sponsored by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Called Leveraging Analytics, we were intentionally provocative in asking […]
As I pointed out in a previous post, documenting work is important, and I gave a few tips. One thing I missed, but was helpfully pointed out in class today, is being able to reference the great work you’ve done when you need to do it again. Learn a great technique? Great! Document it and […]
I’ve been intrigued recently with innovation, particularly in government. I don’t think the nature of innovation is different in different organizations, but my concern is with how government operates (as I believe all citizens should). The most important point is to recognize innovation is an action not a thing. Something may be innovative, but it […]
We talk often about being data driven and I don’t think there’s anyone who sincerely desires to completely ignore all data that comes their way, but I’ve come to learn there are some key defining characteristics of those who are able to effectively employ data in how they lead. These include: Discerning fact from opinion. […]
I’ve been reading Seth Godin’s wonderful little blog posts after hearing him interviewed by Krista Tippett. It’s made me re-evaluate how I blog (particularly today’s blogpost), which is very time-intensive and dense. I’m assuming from the lack of engagement that people just don’t have the time to read them or find the content as fascinating […]