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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

My guest this week is Neil Goodrich, Director of IT at M. Holland Company. With a background in accounting, project management, and investigation, Neil's IT work has recently been focused on building technology teams around cultures of creativity. 

At my CIO Innovation Insider events, I constantly talk to CIOs about innovation and transformation. I recently asked the group this thought-provoking question:

"How do you get your IT team to engage with the business at a higher level?"

Neil has created some amazing ways to do it through storytelling and developing empathy within the business. I also love his practical approach to finding pain points of the end user by doing ride alongs with the sales team members.

I think you will enjoy some practical ideas that Neil and I discuss in this interview. As you develop your own vision of innovation and transformation within your organization, this could be one of the puzzle pieces that you will find very useful!

What You Will Learn:

  • Neil's story on gamifying a launch of SharePoint @ 0:35min
  • Learn practical ways to turn your IT teams into service providers
  • Storytelling – marry quantitative analysis with storytelling
  • What is your role in your organization? What is your perceived role?
  • Human relationships trump everything – train you team to build relationships in your company.
  • Train your technical team by doing ride alongs and go yourself on ride alongs
  • Build products (design and projects) with empathy and respect user experience
  • Ground level design
  • Leverage the natural problem solving skills of your team by building confidence working with the business
  • Develop a culture of having fun.

About Neil Goodrich

As the technology leader at the M. Holland Company, Neil is responsible for establishing information technology strategies, digital organization change, and outstanding user experiences. His multi-disciplinary background includes previous lives in accounting, project management, and investigation while his recent work has focused on building technology teams around cultures of creativity. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business. He continues to have strong ties to the UIC campus, where he mentors a cohort of high performing students as part of the Business Scholars program.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Neil Goodrich

Key Resources:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Aug 24, 2018

My guest this week is Tim Crothers, a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter. He has written three books on leadership from a coaching perspective.

I became interested in his book The Man Watching after my interview with Tom Chaby when he mentioned his favorite book Top Dog by Ashley Merryman. I loved that book, and in it there are several pages dedicated to Tim Crothers and his work on the dynasty of women’s soccer created by the coach Anson Dorrance at the University of North Carolina.

I decided to ask Tim Crothers to come on to the show. I encourage you to listen to this interview, as you will learn so much about how to lead you millennials and work new ideas and approaches into your leadership style. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!

In this interview we discuss:

  • Leading with stats and numbers that don’t lie
  • Coaching adaptability
  • Recruiting outstanding talent
  • Power of creating an emotional connection
  • Competitive cauldron
  • Giving girls permission to compete
  • The Man Watching, poem by Rainer Maria Rilke that is behind the name of the book
  • Mia Hamm’s story
  • Gift of fury is discussed @41:11
  • Queen of Katwe movie trailer
  • Offense versus defense mindset
  • Make practice harder than games
  • Make mistakes and work out a unique formula for your team in order to create your own competitive cauldron
  • A part of being a leader is to understand that you can’t lead everybody the same way.

About Tim Crothers

Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who is currently a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter. He is the author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, co-author of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, and author of The Queen of Katwe, the story of a 16-year-old female chess champion from the slums of Kampala, Uganda.

Crothers lives with his wife and two children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

How to get in touch with Tim Crothers

Published Books:

Important Links and Resources:

  • Queen of Katwe movie trailer
  • The Great Santini (1979) movie trailer
  • Tim Crothers talks about his transition from his days at Chapel Hill to writing about Africa: VIDEO
  • Tim Crothers speaking at UNC about Queen of Katwe book: VIDEO

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council.

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* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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Aug 13, 2018

My guest this week is Riz Jan, the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) For the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Riz is a dynamic technology and security executive leading an extensive strategic digital transformation to simplify and modernize the technology architecture within HJF.

In this interview, Riz and I focus on what it takes to be a great IT leader and the crucial investments you need to make in yourself.

What I love about Riz's leadership philosophy that stems from his immigrant background is his no fear approach in taking risks. Listen to this episode to learn more about the role of legacy and making a positive impact as an IT leader.

What you will learn from this is:

  • The impact of fearlessness and stepping into the edge of your comfort zone in Riz’s ascendance from CISO to CIO.
  • Ongoing learning and resilience as a leader.
  • The role of having a vision of what your personal legacy will be and the imprint you will leave on people when you die.
  • The power of Networking.
  • The incredible role of mentors and surrounding yourself with great people.
  • How application security can be your gateway to understanding the business and delivering tremendous value to it.
  • How to work for strong leaders like 2 star generals.
  • Important leadership skills like empathy, ‘water cooler’ and EQ skills.
  • Stress management.

Here are some other points of interest you will like from:

  • What Riz learned as an immigrant and what formed him as a human being and as a leader.
  • Why is it important to have “no fear” and taking risks as a leader?
  • The importance of networking “the hell out of everyone” he learned in college @13:35
  • The ongoing learning: why you should be curious to learn about other people? @14:15
  • How being on application side of the house helped Riz learn and engage with “the business portion” of his organization @ 19:05
  • Why IT Leaders need to break out of the bubble of being an IT guru and engage with organization’s stakeholders and educate them on security @19:45
  • Ways application security helped Riz engage with the business:
    • How to build a product solution for the business?
    • What is the business trying to accomplish?
    • What are you doing with the collected data and what do you want to get out of it?
    • What is your end goal result?
    • How are you going to improve the business by specific application or tool?
  • Riz’s take on the mentors that “raised” him and why continuous mentor – mentee relationship is extremely important @ 22:20
  • Learn about Riz’s “Water cooler approach” to leadership @23:40
  • What does it take to be an IT leader under a two-star general? @27:58
  • Great advice from a two-star general on reporting about an issue: “I want to know 30% of why it happened and 70% of why it won’t happen” @29:10
  • How do you focus and deliver for a demanding leader? @31:55
  • Why a Project Manager is “kew to everything” when interacting with the business and what it takes to have a successful PM to implement a culture change@ 33:05
  • What Riz loves about the job and why he takes the time to re-invest and re-invigorate his team members @34:55
  • Retaining your IT talent with empathy, soft skills, and EQ skills @37:13
  • Leadership stress management : lifting, running, meditation, and Insight Timer App
  • How to move IT security at the pace of your Business: IT Security has to be “baked” into the business @45:30
  • How to leave a legacy as an IT Leader: “Do something you really, really like and kickass in it at the end of the day.”@47:15 

About Riz Jan

Rizwan A. Jan, CISSP, PCIP, CTPRP, is the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) For the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Jan is a dynamic technology and security executive leading an extensive strategic digital transformation to simplify and modernize the technology architecture within HJF. He has developed an IT roadmap with a healthy investment strategy focusing on technology issues such as governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and HJF’s technology organization.

Jan has held several leadership roles in the healthcare industry and has spent close to two decades in the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of technical solutions that address the needs of Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, as the Chief Information Security Officer for HJF, Jan erected a robust Global Information Security Office to protect HJF’s information according to Federal cybersecurity regulations. The office ensures the stability and security of HJF’s information assets and infrastructure.

Jan takes an active role in providing his professional perspective to industry challenges in community forums such as Gartner, a research and advisory company, (ISC)², an international nonprofit association for leading information security leaders and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) CSX Working Group. He also serves on the Enterprise Mobility Advisory Board.

Jan is a thought leader whose insight and knowledge are featured in industry media outlets and speaking engagements. Sync-Magazine highlighted Jan for his leadership in building strategic relationships that create a culture that fuels ownership, accountability, responsiveness and innovation.

Read full transcript here: www.redzonetech.net/podcast/riz-jan

How to get in touch with Riz Jan

Key Resources:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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Leave a Review
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About Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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