Jan 26

Singularity Hub reported on 1/23/’20, that 5 Central Banks, [England, Canada, Japan, Sweden & The European Central Bank ]plus the Bank of International Settlements, have banded together to research central bank digital currencies. I’ve only read, a bit, about “Bitcoin” and it’s descendants or rivals and am feeling out of touch……..surely am prompted into understanding more! A classic response happening often these days of deep “disrupters”………Some of my network says I’m not alone on this quest!!

After posting the above note I emailed a dozen or so “like thinkers”. Many have responded. The reply by one “author” is posted under “comments”

Jan 21

The attached list [ my poster 448] started several years ago, & was shared for discussion with client staff who were following each, or had decided not to. It’s gone way beyond obvious technology changes/possibilities. For many in the marketplace, these possibilities seem to cover an impossible set to stay up to date on ?!?!?. I actually feel a bit that way, myself,, even though I have more time now and still have a huge network. It takes careful focus and some uncomfortable decisions to skip a few…………not easy…….even if you have a big staff and/or advanced vendor connections! So…how much coverage is enough??

Jan 08

Years ago, soon after being elected a very young Vice President, the Chairman asked me to write, on one page or less…what the Management Information System”, was and what good it would do the organization and our customers?!?!…..well…….. I thought, we do need help if one page has to be the frame of important answers………..Of course I used a “legal” sized sheet….which annoyed him a great deal, but he accepted it, read and questioned..and we continued as one of the first in our profession!!! Actually for a number of years…… It took me many more years to really learn the power of being concise and to do it. Likely still in that quest!!

Nov 12
Oct 16

A long standing client ask me to speak with their leadership team, exploring “StrenghtsFinders” [SF], with the real purpose of knowing more about their own habits/traits/attitudes, and hopefully insights about their effectiveness. We covered a bit about “profiling” in general, but went in depth, with follow-up suggestions for their focus on SF. In my opinion/experience, it’s by far the best….broadest, deepest, with lots of literature available for further examination/application to their work requirements, and to their life!

Upon returning home I dug out my file and multiple books to begin studying again. Very useful.There is still much to improve/fix and tons to learn yet, even though I had believed I was an “expert” of sorts. Actually is something I should have been doing anyways and will follow up, in the mentoring I do there, with 8-10 leaders

Sep 30

A longtime friend, Allan Alter, used to be editor @ DataMation, and also spoke for me @ several Leadership Learning Forums. He accepted a position @ WEF to study/forecast the not yet much talked about Artificial Intelligence. Of course the study focus spread, linking to more of today’s disruptive trends. The resulting document goes to Davos in Jan., 2020, then more public [not available to me or most of us yet]. But much is reviewable, and provocative on WEF’s website -[ go there please and ponder the impact on you/yourposition]………… including….AI… Future jobs [displace 75 million, create 133 million] ….digital surveillance…….personalized education…..Board level responsibility….focus in China…..etc. Much to adjust for…….

wef’s website

Sep 17

I’ve updated my list of critical technologies many times, for Leadership sessions in recent years. The current perspectives are now, I believe, crucial for everyone…..Leader……..manager……. staff. Please read, ponder and keep in your everyday focus [ #448]. Its importance spreads!!

Sep 12

TED just published a talk [ I read them/listen, regularly] about reading slow, with your finger under each word, like we were all taught in our early lives never to do anymore. So I’ve tried. In certain situations..For awhile. Powerful. Stunning. Have I missed something key?? Could this spread to other situations? Well…we’ll move onto more complex trials or experiments with this idea….not predetermined as important, nor as pithy

Stay tuned…There is also a lot more on this perspective, connected to the talk!!…to follow/learn on your own…….

Sep 02
Aug 10

As August passes, with a summer that’s not “dogged” but more like late June, all these six descriptives, fit, for my now fully engaged life in my 7th Phase…….They were built of course, in the first six. But much of that time/energy was done via the opposite of these tonal descriptions, e.g., = more, now, intense, my way, fast, all!……surely they’re a flow, but, in total a major change in my style and focus. Not less effective……actually more so, just less urgent, or disruptive…as much of what people experience today seems

We will visit this period, some time in the future, to see!!

Jul 30

My long range plans – a habit years old – tend to be “long” in the sense of “volume”. I actually believe the meaning of the phrase was to highlight “future time” , not number of words/topics. But I sometimes fell into that choice.

Am just now focusing on combining and rewriting many sections of my existing plan, [my 7th Phase] with care to re-word with greater discipline/insight. For better personal meaning and motivation.

It’s struck me now….. that perspective should also be applied to this website too. And I will integrate both in my efforts. With intensity, for several months….and will check those results , as Thanksgiving closely approaches. A moment of some personal truth for me………Of great interest!! I have added a section, re. how to get there, even as I reduce this current plan [ the entire 7th Phase document] size and complexity. We’ll see!!

Jul 16

I have now started re-writing, updating, & expanding my website, making it a key part of my remaining years [ well, I hope ten more @ a minimum!!] in this last phase of my life. The other phases are listed in my long essay bio , under the section “My Work”. Hopefully all having grow from each other and now accumulated!!….where one of the main focus points will be sharing my materials and some of my direct connection when useful to those with access.

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