I had the privilege of working with Joe over a 10-year period, where I ran IT Strategic Planning and Finance, and later when I was in Corporate Strategy and R&D. At a basic level it was always a pleasure to work with Joe because he fully understands the need to set clear strategic direction and quickly "gets" the big picture issues. But what I find even more striking about Joe, and what has been his greatest influence on my thinking, is his uncanny ability to understand and navigate the human aspects of strategic change. As much as anyone I know, Joe is able to identify the challenges to strategic improvement inherent in getting real people in real organizations to change how they do what they do. His ability to plot a course to the destination that successfully addresses the organizational element is, in my book, unparalleled.
AJ Kait, Executive Vice President, Operations & Finance, Orion Fleet Intelligence