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The Leading Edge: Develop Yourself Like a Naval Aviator

This post originally appeared on the John Maxwell Team blog.

When I started my career as a Naval Aviator after graduating from college, my training and development continued for many years. First, there was flight training for 18 months culminating in earning my “wings.” Then, onto another six months learning to operate the P-3C Orion aircraft, I would fly operationally in the fleet. By the way, I am flying the aircraft taking this picture of a P3-C with the Sicilian Mount Etna, Italy in the background.

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I am looking forward to speaking at Document Strategy Forum 17 in Chicago on May 1-3, 2017.

Date: May 1, 2017—May 3, 2017
Time: 08:00 AM
Event: Document Strategy Forum 17
Topic: What Information Security Will Look Like in Five Years & Why You Should Care
Sponsor: Document Strategy Forum
Venue: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Location: 540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

I am looking forward to partnering with Haystac to present at the ARMA Houston conference.

Date: April 25, 2017—April 26, 2017
Time: 08:00 AM
Event: 2017 ARMA Houston Chapter Conference & Expo
Topic: How File Analytics Can Reduce Information Risk
Sponsor: ARMA Houston
Venue: Norris Conference Center at City Center
Location: 816 Town and Country Ln
Houston, TX 77024
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

My Latest Article Published at Document Strategy Magazine

Creating a Culture of Information Management Excellence

Last year, I wrote an article titled, “What Does Culture Have to Do with Information Management?” which made the case for addressing culture as a part of any successful information management implementation project. Today, I wanted to offer some practical advice on how to create or install a culture of information management excellence.

So, how do we actually create this type of culture? Borrowing from John C. Maxwell’s definition, let’s look at the behaviors, symbols, and systems of an organization—the three components that make up culture. 

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My Latest Article Published at Today’s General Counsel

General Counsel Can Spur Legal Hold Success

Combination lock and discsCheck out my latest article which was published in the December/January 2017 digital edition of Today’s General Counsel titled: “General Counsel Can Spur Legal Hold Success”. 

I coauthored the article with Doug Deems, General Counsel, The Claro Group.

One of the biggest challenges posed by legal holds is getting compliance by the employees who are subject to it. Because they are asked to alter their normal handling of information (including emails, documents and papers), the success of a legal hold program may depend on how well an organization implements “change management.”

Our article provides three things that general counsel, specifically, can do to lead their organizations toward legal hold program excellence. Read the article here


My Latest Article Published at Document Strategy Magazine

How to Get Your Information Governance Projects Funded

One of the big challenges for information governance professionals is getting buy-in from business stakeholders and sponsors for funding projects. Often, there is a perceived poor return on investment (ROI) that creates a lack of urgency or the impetus to move forward.

Frequently, this is a result of projects being positioned as compliance or workplace efficiency initiatives. I attended two recent presentations that offered some practical strategies to help information governance professionals align and present project initiatives in a way that will help get them funded. Read More…


I am excited to speak at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. I will be speaking to the Grand Challenge Scholars.

Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Event: Managing The BP Gulf Oil Spill Information & Data at Dog Speed
Sponsor: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Venue: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Location: 1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492
United States

Really looking forward to speaking at the ACMP Texas September Event – Houston. I will be presenting “Change When The Stakes Are High”

Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event: ACMP Texas September Event - Houston
Topic: Change When the Stakes Are High: How Change Management Helped Support the BP Oil Spill Response
Sponsor: ACMP Texas
Venue: United Way
Location: 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

New White Paper Published

Not if, But When You Get Hacked: Measuring and Proactively Managing Information Risk

business man out on a ledgeIf this is true, then what are organizations to do? These increased cyber security threats corporations face today is a big concern for Board members and CEOs. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) along with help from the Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel (GC), and CIO are tasked with keeping the company safe and addressing this risk.

This new white paper sponsored by Active Navigation, discusses steps to assess these information risks with the goal of creating an Information Governance Scorecard and provides recommendations for establishing proactive monitoring of these risks as a vital first step to reduce the organization’s risk profile. Download Now!