For years, I’ve had two framed items hung on my office wall throughout my various stints as CIO, CTO, etc. I like to think of them, both individually and together, as reflecting certain truths or ironies I encounter as a technology executive, particularly in the realm of leading others. They serve as cautions to me of leadership potentially gone awry. So let’s talk about what they show.
The bear says, “You see? It really does work. Now make yourself light again.” Whereupon the hedgehog quietly retorts, “How about you doing something once in a while?”