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Josh’s Monthly Memo #1

This Month’s Focus: All too often, when we are mapping out improvement, we place too much emphasis on “best” when “better” is often the only way to move from talk to action. When we repeatedly aim for bettering ourselves, and we integrate what we learn along the way, we not only create continuous improvement, but also elevate things beyond what we may have ever envisioned as “best.”

Monthly Perspective: “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” – Nietzsche

I.T. Leadership Tip: Maintenance windows are a fact of life in IT. Some organizations “wing it.” Others script every detail. Which do you think gets better results?

An interesting statistic: After six years of independence, 100% of my consulting engagements come to me through people I’ve worked with before. It’s always an honor to work on a new project for an old client (or colleague) or to receive a referral from an existing relationship.

By Josh Richards

Josh is a consulting network/ systems/ cloud engineer, freelance high stakes IT project manager, and former technology executive. He has consulted on information technology matters for over twenty-five years. In 2006, consulting became his primary source of income (just before the global financial crisis!). He’s a big fan of craft beer, freshly roasted coffee, artistic burlesque, good food, and applying science and reason to problems and opportunities small and large (and just for fun). When he has time and energy he also likes to get out on his bike or attend a soccer match.