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Leading with intention: Individuals

What do your colleagues and employees mean to you? I’m not just talking about the money they make for your company, but the value they bring with all the different perspectives they have.   Oftentimes, especially in larger organizations, headcount becomes simply a matter of output and outcome. But we miss many of the things that make […]

Leading with Intention: Impact

Since day one at SailPoint, we have been steadfast in our belief that our team’s success would be measured not by how much activity each person generated, but by the impact of that activity on the company’s success.    But as COVID-19 and racial tension put important issues into focus in new ways, the word impact holds a renewed meaning and sense […]

Leading with Intention: Integrity

They say actions speak louder than words, and while I believe that to my core, I also hold another belief. Words have the power to inspire action. You can’t have one without the other.   I firmly believe SailPoint’s success wraps into four words. These core values, also known as the “4 […]

Leading with Intention: Innovation

As the saying goes, change is the only constant in life. When I co-founded SailPoint 15 years ago, we were a startup where it felt like change happened every minute of every hour. To meet change head on, along with its challenges that tag along like younger siblings, innovation was the answer.   Innovation is what we […]

How The Stress Test That Is 2020 Taught Me To Lead with Intention

The events of 2020 have thus far proven to be a forcing function for change. Call it what you will – unprecedented times, a period of reckoning or extraordinary new beginnings – but none of what we’ve seen as a culture this year can be ignored. Some of that change […]

Leading A Business When Privacy Is (Almost) Dead

Privacy is almost dead. And truth be told, it’s by our own doing. Thanks to the “selfie culture” that exists today, our privacy appears to be headed for six feet under. The modern lifestyle is rife with oversharing of every single detail of our days, and this isn’t just a […]

RIP The Data Breach

No, the data breach isn’t actually dead. Yes, they’re still happening, they’re still bad and they’re still a problem. But man, am I tired of hearing about it. Instead of all the doom and gloom, can we instead focus on the positive? Here’s what I mean. Every organization has the […]

It’s Not all Fun and Perks: What Company Culture Really Means

What is culture? In tech, we often find ourselves re-hashing the same old topics of foosball tables and free beer, or the “upgraded” perks of onsite chefs and free massages when it comes to talking about company culture. After all, from everything we read, great company culture is no longer […]

The Power Of Trust In Today’s High-Tech Workforce

In tech, the work is never done. Just when you have launched a great new update to your product or ventured into a new market, you’re already knee-deep in whatever comes next, whether it’s another version of your product or something brand new. Layer on a set of industry challenges […]

The CEO Book Club: Back to Basics

Now and then I like to share what I’m reading. In my past lists, I’ve shared books on business success and building great teams. This time, I’m getting back to basics with some more introspective reads that help with personal growth and performance. Essentialism – Greg McKeown The point of […]