On August 10th, Veracity Solutions, a software development company, hosted the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) Tech Lunch at Noah’s in South Jordan, UT. Veracity’s CEO, Galen Murdock, provided lunch and gave a presentation to a packed room on the topic of embracing uncertainty. His key points were:
- Practicing awareness– by practicing mindfulness, understanding the space between stimulus and response, and differentiating between our emotional and rational selves, we gain greater awareness.
- Accepting what’s unknown– There are many things that are uncertain or unknown. The unknown or uncertain cannot be managed by the same methods and processes as the known or certain. By understanding the differences and applying different methodologies, we can optimize the results.
- Experimenting with confidence– Since the outcome with uncertainty cannot be guaranteed, we interact with uncertainty, instead of controlling it. This is done with experimentation that creates knowledge, which in turn brings greater certainty to be applied.
To see an overview of the slides that were shared at the event, please see below.
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In recognition of exceptional work in vitalizing and enriching Utah’s technology companies and their leadership teams, the Utah Technology Council (UTC) today named Veracity Solutions CEO Galen Murdock its 2014 CEO of the Year.
UTC President Richard S. Nelson presented the award at the organization’s Annual Members Meeting event in Salt Lake.
Veracity Solutions is a fast-growing Utah software development company helping software release better products in less time through a unique management and mentoring approach it calls Blendsourcing, combined with lean and agile software development. A member of UTC since 2008, Murdock served as co-chair of the CEO P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Forum in 2013 along with Jerry Ropelato, the CEO of WhiteClouds.
Together, Murdock and Ropelato have succeeded in invigorating the CEO Forum, taking it to new levels of participation and ranking in 2013. Dynamic sessions have included guests such as David Bradford, Executive Chairman of HireVue; Eric Olafson, CEO of Tomax; Joe Swenson, CEO of Imagine Learning; David Jensen, the founder of medical translation company Aviacode; and in an upcoming event, Steve Daly, LANDesk CEO.“Galen Murdock’s contributions to UTC and the regional technology community have been tremendous,” said CEO Forum participant David Bradford. “His dynamic energy, commitment to excellence, and his contributions to every aspect of management and leadership in forum discussions have been a great asset to UTC as well as to Utah’s technology community at large.” Murdock has invested in and helped to form two new companies in 2013 and serves on multiple company boards. “From the start, we decided to apply the core principles that we infuse into every Veracity client engagement into the UTC CEO Forum,” Murdock said. “That approach coupled with UTC’s model and each CEOs passion and expertise have contributed to the success of the Forum.” “We appreciate Galen Murdock’s great service to UTC on every front,” Nelson said. “His energy, his knowledge, and his willingness to enrich and help other leaders and companies make him a tremendous leader who fully exemplifies the principles our organization works to uphold.”