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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Success, Snooze Buttons & The Slippery Slope

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

“It’s great you can take a day off whenever you want,” he said, “Isn’t it?” “Well, you have to be very careful about that,” I said. “I think part of becoming successful, and staying that way, is putting in a consistent effort every day. The fact that there is no boss in the office waiting […]

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What Are You Running From?

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

“I just saw your buddy over at Marist (Hall),” said my archeology professor, Dr. Lewis, referring to my anthropology professor, Dr. Cooper. “Oh yeah?” I said. “Yeah. He said he wasn’t going to make it to your graduation party,” Dr. Lewis explained with some obvious satisfaction. The two were not the best of friends. Some […]

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The Art Of Assigning Seats

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

I was frustrated. I had just been promoted to my first management position overseeing other editors, and I simply could not get the kind of results from one in particular (Fred) whom I knew was capable of great things. Unfortunately, as an inexperienced leader, I was in the, “Why won’t he just do what I […]

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