Podcasts

I have had the privilege of being both a guest on several podcasts and a host for InterVision’s Status Go podcast. To see only those on which I was guest, select the Category “Guest”. For episodes I hosted, select the Category “Host”. Thank You!

IT Visionaries

Host Ian Faison and I have a great time philosophizing about the role of CIO…what it was and what it has become. In this episode of IT Visionaries, I share my own story of the moment that launched my career in IT, the purchase of a Commodore 64!

As the conversation unfolds, we cover three of the keys to success for the CIO of today: embed yourself in the business; diversify your talent; and, have a plan, but be open and flexible to change!

Moments to MomentumMoments to Momentum is the brand new podcast from Scott Abbott and Fabian Rodriquez. Part talk show, part podcast, Scott and Fabian have created a fun and entertaining format. The focus of the conversation is that moment in time that propelled you forward in your career.

Our conversation covered a LOT of ground, including Batman (old school Batman, as my grandson calls the 1960’s TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward), my crush on Jennifer Aniston, hip-hop music and my alter ego Papa Real, and, of course, my moment…the moment that changed my life and changed my career. Hey, you have to listen to the show to know the moment!

#AmplifyYourLeadership Lewis & ClarkIt’s not often I get to speak to someone who is equally passionate about Lewis and Clark as I am. I was thrilled to be a guest on The Good Life podcast to talk about the leadership lessons that can be gleaned from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Host, Sean Murray, and I dig into the expedition in Part I of this two-part interview. Having authored a microbook titled Everything I Learned About Leadership…I Learned from Lewis and Clark and numerous blog posts, I enjoyed the conversation with Sean.

In Part I, we talk about vision, team building, accountability, and diversity as we trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the first part of their epic journey. If you missed it, here is the link!

In Part II, we discuss developing resilience in yourself and your team, overcoming obstacles, and how to make a decision when your team disagrees! Check out this installment of Lewis and Clark!

Status Go - “Race in Tech | Reducing Isolation” with Cynthia BillopsStatus Go – Episode 82

Cynthia Billops is the director of programs for the organization /dev/color. /dev/color is an organization whose mission is to provide black software engineers the support they need to grow into industry leaders. Cynthia is passionate about that mission. Her passion comes through loud and clear as we talk about the organization. 

I came away with two powerful insights into the heart of being a black engineer in tech. I am not going to tell you what those two takeaways are, I want you to listen to the episode and tell me your takeaways!. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Leading through ChaosStatus Go – Episode 81

2020 certainly has been the year of chaos. However, it is not the first time organizations have faced chaotic times. Leadership development expert, Sean Murray, discusses the advice he has given to some of the most iconic brands in the world. He dissects 2020 and provides his advice to leaders today. 

In this conversation, we discuss a corporate brand versus a personal brand and how those two need to intersect for us to feel engaged. We then bring these lessons to the IT leader and how they can help their teams focus on the company’s mission. 

Sean and I (along with Jared Nichols and Matt Walker) are developing a leadership development experience based on Lewis and Clark, so of course, I have to slip in a surprise question about our heroes! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - Four CIOs Get RealStatus Go – Episode 80

In May I had the honor of hosting a webinar with four amazing CIOs. Mark Grimse vice president of IT for Robert Half, Mike Hineline, chief information officer at Indiana Public Retirement Systems, Mandy Huth, vice president of cybersecurity at Kohler, and Fleming Meng, chief information officer for Human Good. The reaction from the attendees was outstanding, so we decided to release the audio in three parts on Status Go. 

This series follows these four leaders chronologically. In the first episode, we discuss their immediate reactions, personally and professionally. If you haven’t listened to the first segment be sure and check it out AND look out for episode 3! 

In the second episode, we discuss their plans for the immediate future: returning to the office, the challenges and benefits of remote work, and the privacy and security concerns over contract tracing.

In this third, and final installment we take a more distant look into the future. What plans were changed? What lessons were learned? How has 2020 altered their thoughts for the future? Join us as we learn from these four leaders! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

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