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Weekly Roundup | Top Strategies of the Week for IT Business Leaders 🛡️ – August 5, 2020

The question of What Does It Mean to Build Enterprise Value?” has been a provocative one.

Here are some major highlights from recent discussions I’ve had with IT Leaders with over 20-25 + years of experience. This week we exchanged valuable leadership tips on mindset, resiliency and digital transformation.

There is no algorithm we know of yet for experience. 🙂

Weekly Summary

IT Business Leadership, Strategy & Innovation

Offense & Defense Innovation

  1. Is Digital Transformation Technology or People Driven? (2:49) – Khuloud Odeh, CIO & VP at The Urban Institute
  2. Matching the Business Needs to the Technology (22:26) – James Felty, VP & CIO at South Mill Champs Mushrooms
  3. The Power of Small Mission Vision Cards (4:00) – Jason Kasch, CIO of Structural Group
  4. 2x Characteristics of a Great IT Leader (1:41) – James Felty, VP & CIO at South Mill Champs Mushrooms
  5. CIO Mindset of How to Build a Billion $ Company (5:48) – Jason Kasch, CIO of Structural Group
  6. How IT Leaders can Develop a Robust Resiliency (5:21) – Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur & Top 100 Media Executive

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CIO Mindset of How to Build a Billion $ Company 💰

It seems like every company leader & founder wants to be a Billion $$ …..and FAST.

The mindset of the CIO is a key component of this vision if you or the business has this ambition.

I like my chat on this with Jason Kasch, CIO of Structural Group, because he gives you practical ideas & suggestions of how he approaches IT decision making.

In particular you will see how he approaches a simple decision with help desk outsourcing & how this relates to his company mission.

What are your tips for the CIO mindset to build a Billion $ Company?

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2x Characteristics of a Great IT Leader

What makes a great IT Leader?

Can You Be a Great Leader across a couple of domains? I believe a great athlete is a great athlete. Jim crossed domains from healthcare to mushrooms!

I asked this question to James Felty, VP & CIO at South Mill Champs Mushrooms, which is one of the largest mushroom growers in the USand has ambitions to be #1

He talks about these 2x Important Characteristics as a way to Lead and Motivate your staff to the next steps in advancing technologies – 👇

  1.  Empowering your staff 💪 Let them make decisions.
  2.  Match business needs to technology 💡

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The Power of Small, Mission Vision Cards | Leadership Principles of a $700M Company

Have you heard of a ‘Pearls of Leadership’ card?

Jason Kasch, CIO of Structural Group, pulled one out while I was meeting with him.

It is literally a hard copy, printed card.

  • The front of the card lists his companies internal & external mission.
  • On the back of the card is a cheat sheet of 6x effective deep thinking questions.
  • The last question is “What Else?”

This has had great value and a cultural impact on the path to building a 💰Billion Dollar company

🎙️Tune into our chat, as Jason shares with me his Leadership Principles that help with problem solving, meetings, teamwork, excellence, vision and mission.

What’s a leadership principle that’s important to you ❓

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Matching the Business Needs to the Technology

How much data & information goes into growing a mushroom? 🍄

From traceability to hydration, I learned so much from my talk with Jim Felty, VP & CIO at South Mill Champs Mushrooms.

Make sure you tune into this full video, as we discuss:

✔️ How the fundamentals of IT stay in place, no matter what industry you’re in
✔️ Disaster Recovery planning
✔️ Why it’s important to match the business needs to the technology

And, my biggest question to Jim… Do I need to wash my mushrooms before eating them?
He said, it’s not going to kill you, but yes – it’s a good practice 😀

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