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  • Overcoming Tech Debt: Building future-Forward Teams see more

     The idea that anything stays the same is an ideology that really doesn’t have any roots in reality. Technology has offered clear evidence of this for the past thirty years. In this episode of Bytes and Banter we sat down with Thomas Vick, Senior Regional Director at Robert Half to discuss this very reality.

    As winds of change come, so does the need to adjust the sails. If we don’t adjust the sails and the winds shift direction, we will land way off our desired destination. In the grand scheme of technology, the wind is constantly changing, and we are facing down Generative AI and ML like we’ve never seen before.

    For organizations this means we have to adjust the sail to ensure we arrive at our desired destination. This idea of embracing change continues to emerge (see the Bytes and Banter episodes with Patrycja Sobera and Kirk Weisler as proof!).   As Thomas dove into the Building Future Forward Tech Teams article released by Robert Half, it pointed to the way organizations really need to adjust their sails.

    When it comes to technology, like everything else we do, it starts with our people. Specifically the skills of our organization's people. The demand to change the sail with the direction of the wind (i.e integrate AI into everything we do, improve technology to better drive our business outcomes) really leads to the conclusion that we must ensure our organizations are cultivating a culture that develops these skills while also knowing when to bring these skills from the outside to help level up our capabilities (and impact to our people and customers!).

    While there is zero doubt technical debt can complicate the advancement of digital transformation, it doesn’t change the reality of what tomorrow looks like. Leaders of organizations, now more than ever, must get really strategic in how to advance the technology to ensure it continues to bring value to their employees and customers alike.

    "As AI and machine learning continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, the real differentiator for organizations will be their ability to cultivate a continuous cycle of learning and innovation. Investing in both the technology and the talent to stay ahead is no longer optional—it's imperative for future success."

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  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Choosing Hard see more

    Something most leaders experience throughout their careers is imposter syndrome. Yet it’s still surprising when someone well respected, admired and looked up to by much of the industry talks about their battle with it. In this weeks episode of Bytes & Banter we talked to Kirk Weisler about his journey and overcoming this common leadership struggle. The Kirk Weisler origin story is one that all leaders can really glean wisdom from. 

    As Kirk does what he does best, inspire through story, it will leave you with a resounding desire to choose hard things. The benefits of choosing to step outside of what’s comfortable can impact the trajectory of your life (it sure did for Kirk). It's also a reminder that as a leader, it’s our job to set the tone when the voices in our own head tell us “you don’t belong” or “you’re not qualified). It's a reminder to ourselves that showing up every day for those we lead should never be about us. In the moments that we may question if our leadership made a mistake hiring us, it’s important to remember that main thing... it’s not about us. We are in the place we find ourselves for a reason. Our job as leaders is to remember that it’s not about us but about those who are willing and gracious enough to give us the opportunity to impact them in some way.

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  • “Standing still is no longer an option…” see more

    Being comfortable is something so many of us have gotten used to. We can order food from our smart phones while we get answers to basically anything we want through Chat GPT all from the comfort of our couch. How many of us go through life avoiding being uncomfortable? In this episode of Bytes and Banter we hear from a Digital Titan (literally…she won the ISG Digital Titan Award!) who challenges us to think differently about being comfortable.

    Specifically in tech, Patrycja Sobera is a female who shares her story of growth and the true benefit of being uncomfortable. This concept of being comfortable in the uncomfortable really seems to be a trend (Kirk Weisler actually really dove into this same idea in a previous episode!).

    Patryca’s vision and passion and story of growth is truly an inspiration to all tech leaders. She dives into her journey as a woman in tech – from growing up under communist Russia in Poland to Global Vice President leading an business unit of thousands. Her story is inspiring but also relevant to tech leaders who want to stop being comfortable. From the passion for evolution, saying yes to opportunities that present themselves, and how post pandemic the rules in tech have been turned upside down.

    Adapting to unprecedented technology change, XLAs, and being curious about everything. Patrycja truly challenges us to remember something critical for every leader to remember:

    “Standing still is no longer an option…”

    Tune in to Bytes and Banter on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube or your favorite podcast player. Subscribe and stay updated with our latest episodes, where we delve into diverse topics and hear wonderful stories.

    HDI Local Chapters - brings the TechnicalSupport professionals together to connect, share and discuss common challenges, and learn from industry innovators.