When The King Becomes Jester

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

“Word is that the company wants us to talk about race relations with customers,” Sally, a barista at a Starbucks I frequent, said. “Have you heard anything about it?” “Not a word,” I said. “Sounds strange. I’ll Google it.” As Sally went back to taking care of customers — the line now 6 deep as […]

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A Huff Is Worth A Thousand Words

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

“You always sound so positive and upbeat when you’re talking to your team,” the gentleman across the hall from my office said. “Well, thanks,” I replied, “It’s something I’ve learned to focus on.” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well, a few months ago, I was having a bad day and I let that negative […]

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It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

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

“So you recommend that your client selects Vendor A for their software implementation, but you don’t insist on it?” I asked the young woman. “Right,” she said. “But from what you told me, Vendor B (their other choice) almost always fails. You said they haven’t had a successful implementation for years?” I asked. “Yes, but […]

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Don’t Hit The Panic Button… Yet

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

“My position just got eliminated – last day is Friday. Can’t talk now, have clinic. I’m not that upset. I’m ok,” read a text from my wife last Wednesday morning. Well, ain’t that a kick in the pants, I thought, working to process the new information and its implications. So the hours went by as […]

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When Postponing Isn’t An Option

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

“Why don’t you just reschedule it?” my wife asked. “Because our speaker is in Texas, our sponsor is headquartered in South Dakota and our attendees are spread around the country. Nobody cares that we’re having a weather issue in the Northeast,” I replied. It was the morning of Jan. 27 — the day of the […]

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