About

The important stuff.

I’m a husband to a wonderful wife, a father to three and an Army Ranger vet.

Other than brief stays in the Pacific Northwest and the Veneto Region, Italy, I’ve lived most of my life in Central Ohio. I am a Buckeye.

I grew up with a love of animals, raising and training horses. Later in life I had the good fortune to train German Shepherd K-9’s in personal protection, narcotics detection, and search and rescue work.

I’m a fitness fanatic (it’s always a battle to find the time). Whether it’s hitting the gym, my garage, or the local park, I can be found swimming, doing plyometrics (Insanity rocks!), lifting, or jogging.

I’m actually afraid of heights; something that made jumping out of perfectly good airplanes 60-something times a bit interesting.

In the service I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel extensively. I hope one day to revisit old adventures and find new places and faces.

And it’s rumored that I occasionally enjoy a glass of wine. In a highball glass.

 

My profession.

For more detail you can view my profile and connect with me on LinkedIn here.

I’m a mathematician by degree (Ohio State University), have an MBA (Franklin University) and am a management and technology consultant by trade.

I consult with organizations to help them more effectively deliver business value and execute through agile principles and practices.

I’m PMI PMP certified, a Certified Scrum Master, a Professional Scrum Master, a Prosci ADKAR organizational change management practitioner, and Management 3.0 certified.

 

My beliefs.

I believe we live in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) times and that old, industrial-age approaches will not continue to work effectively.

I believe that a systems-based approach to leadership will be the competency of tomorrow.

I believe we are witnessing one of the most significant generational shifts in modern history.

I believe that the digital age will require the use of an entirely new tool-set such as social media.

I believe that we live in a shallow culture of mediocrity, directed by hierarchies of poisonous princes and peacocks, populated by sheep, that celebrates bad behavior, and lacks authentic leadership.

I believe we are thirsty for a life of meaning and purpose and that those of us who seek to change the system will likely be labeled as heretics.

I believe we’ve reached a ‘Fork in the Road’.

This is my personal blog and represents my opinions alone.

I hope it will become a collection of random musings, occasional rants, and rare nuggets about exploring the Fork.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll stop over and leave your thoughts and comments.

You can also find me on Twitter at @johnjolley.

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