Why We All Need Mentors

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Hi Anthony, Wanted to outreach to you for coaching and guidance. Exploring new career endeavors. Let me know a good time to sync with you. Look forward to it.” First off, I will not tell a lie — it is very flattering when someone thinks you can give them good advice, but this is not […]

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Taking It All In

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“I want to take the boys to get haircuts,” my wife texted me from upstairs. “Go ahead,” I responded, knowing this wasn’t the reply she was hoping for. But my mother-in-law was over, and I felt certain five would be a crowd. To my pleasant surprise, when my wife came downstairs, she had settled on […]

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Now Comes The Fun Part

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Takeaway from the CHIME conference? Takeaway from the CHIME conference… What did I see? What’s the most important thing that happened? What’s the lesson?” As I sat down to write my post-CHIME Fall Forum column (which you are currently reading), I tried the above line of inquiry, one that usually works to get the keyboard […]

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The Real Leader On The Field

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“The work gets done through other people. I may have the title, but I’m not the boss. A lot of guys who do what I do consider themselves the quarterback — to use another football analogy — but the position I feel I’ve always played is the one of center, because the people who really […]

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Navigating The Road From Outside

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Another promotion?” I wrote to my friend after seeing his updated status on LinkedIn. “For some reason, they felt it was a good decision to put me in charge of an $85 million product line (the biggest one the organization has),” he wrote back. “We’ll see how this one goes.” First off, you know you’ve […]

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