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Strong Leadership Requires Empathy

With the first quarter of the year behind us, the middle of the second quarter 2015 is fast approaching. In light of the fast-paced and dynamic environments that we operate in today, I want to share thoughts on leadership and other insights on what is required for a business to succeed. Ask a random sampling […] Read More

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Put The Spark Back In Your Business

This month’s previous article discussed the need for businesses to narrow the gap between their strategy for innovation and their ability to execute that strategy. In today’s post I’d like to dive deeper into the topic of how companies may kick-start their innovative drives and put the spark back in their business. How does your […] Read More

Leadership Traits of Succesful Entrepreneurs

Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

As is becoming better known nationally, Chicago is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, and RAY ALLEN is proud to be part of this community. In this post, I’d like to share some observations on what traits are often most apparent of those risk-takers I see working so hard to shape our future here in Chicago. […] Read More

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Convergence and Big Data Cannot Be Ignored

In this first post of 2015, I’d like share with you some of my observations regarding two key trends that are becoming increasingly important to our customers and team here at RAY ALLEN. These trends are convergence and Big Data, important topics that observers of the IT industry all-too-often mistakenly treat as clichés. So, what […] Read More

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RAY ALLEN 2014 Year in Review

Dear Friends, As 2014 winds to a close, I’d like to take some take to reflect on the successes and growth RAY ALLEN has experienced over the past 12 months, as well as direct all credit to the talented and driven team that surrounds me at RAY ALLEN. This past year was a big one, […] Read More

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Transparency in Tech Leadership: A Must for Successful Managers

Over the course of my career, I’ve seen great changes in the IT services and technology fields. For me, one of the biggest and more important changes involve the shift in perspective of what constitutes great leadership in technology businesses. As shared in this blog’s previous post, IT Leadership Transparency, there have been changes in […] Read More