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Thought Leadership

Helping IT Leaders Make Confident Decisions

What’s your competitive advantage? What’s your key differentiator? We hear those questions so often in business and for many, it’s a knee-jerk response to answer “client service.” But with so many companies touting client experience as a differentiator, at what point does it just become table stakes? Using client feedback (be it through focus groups, […]

07.06.2017

Client Spotlight

On the Clock: Discussing IT Adoption, Transformation with Care New England’s Suma Gaddam

IT can be the catalyst for change and transformation in many organizations. But unfortunately too many projects are abandoned, flounder or downright fail completely, missing the mark. When I think about change or transformation, I envision four zones that we must navigate through: Status Quo, Disruption, Adoption, and Transformation. I’ve long believed that where IT […]

06.01.2017

Thought Leadership

When Faced with Adversity, How Do You React?

“Of all the virtues, we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” Mihalyi Csikszentmihaly Last month, I talked about the power of resiliency—of being able to bend without breaking (you can check […]

05.26.2017

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Events

AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium: Resilience Through Adversity

“We all have that drive within us to accomplish whatever possible no matter what gets in the way—that’s resilience.” Chris Kardos, AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium emcee, kicked off the seventh annual event talking about the art of bending without breaking. Held on Thursday, May 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, the event focused […]

05.19.2017

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Thought Leadership

Resilience: The Art of Bending Without Breaking

It’s past midnight, the wind is howling and the storm is raging. I can’t sleep. With clutched covers pulled to my nose, I watch the gale build with intensity. With every flash of lightening, I count “one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, …” until the deafening boom of thunder inevitably follows. That wind shakes our little home with every […]

04.27.2017

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Events

Learning Confidence One Stroke at a Time

As a lifelong competitive swimmer, I was fortunate to be coached by three very capable teachers. Each coach taught me more than just swimming technique; they each instilled distinct management lessons. At Providence College, I was coached by John O’Neill.  John will never be described as a verbose man and we had a rather monosyllabic […]

04.04.2017

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Thought Leadership

Is Your Personal Brand In Trouble? 3 Ways to Strengthen It

When I lead workshops on the importance of developing your personal brand, I often ask individuals to consider this powerful quote from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos in a 2012 TED talk: “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Consider that for a moment. What are the key […]

03.23.2017

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Security

Cyber Security Q&A with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin

Last year, I had the honor to accompany longtime friend and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin to the State of the Union Address as his guest. Congressman Langevin was gracious enough to extend the invite due in large part to our shared passion for cyber security and workforce development. As co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity […]

02.02.2017

Deal

Thought Leadership

Carousel and Atrion: 1+1 = 3

Today we’re pleased to launch Carousel Industries’ corporate blog, “Carousel Connect.” And, I can’t think of a better way to do so than to share the incredibly exciting news of Carousel’s intent to acquire, Atrion, Inc., a highly-regarded, award-winning IT services firm with a national customer base headquartered just down the road in Warwick. This […]

06.08.2016