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Josh’s Monthly Memo #3

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

John Maxwell

This Month’s Focus: Every day we are exposed to fresh ideas, challenged to rethink our views on previously settled issues, and presented with opportunities for new growth. We can choose to shun those that don’t immediately resonate with our conventions or we can mull them over non judgmentally. In the former scenario, we don’t grow. In the latter, we grow and sometimes discover something intriguing that we decide fits and works for us (that we may never have imagined in a million years). What are you currently rejecting?

Monthly Perspective: “The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get rich quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

I.T. Leadership Tip: Making technology work/Making it work for the business; Different skill sets. Few technologists possess both. Figure out your area of strength.

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.