Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious -- but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.

Jul 08, 2005

I'm Back Blogging

I apologize for the quarter-year hiatus and appreciate your emails and comments in the meantime.

What have I been doing?

Well, I left the consulting world, played a lot of music, moved a new girlfriend from Albuquerque to Denver, and began working with an entirely new Web Programming Language, ASP.NET.

The New Job:  Working for a technology provider for three of the ten largest credit unions in the US.  Basically, I am developing online banking tools. More specifically, I work on a team that is developing a completely integrated and automated auto loan processing and funding system for credit unions.  In Colorado, our market, car dealers can use our website to apply-for and fund loans through almost any Colorado credit union.  The job is very challenging!

Music:  I'm still playing 50's rock-n-roll, although my original band has re-formed playing "alternative country" music -- a pleasantly vague term.  I also bought a vintage electric bass, a mid 60's Vox Cougar (similar to the one in the pictures here.

The Girlfriend:  Holly.  I have known her for a couple of years through a mutual friend.  I got to know her a little more in January when my band traveled through Albuquerque while on tour.  After that, we started chatting via MySpace, and met up in Las Vegas in March for a big Rockabilly music festival.  We hit it off in Vegas, and one month later she moved to Denver.  It's going well so far.

I'm also starting an ASP.NET blog here

posted at 04:01 PM by Chris Chew in Weblogs | Comments (0)