Avery C. Cloud, 2010 Honoree

Senior vice president, CIO
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington,, N.C.
First job:
Cutting grass
Most valuable career advice:
"Never blame others for your failures."
Favorite vice:
"Sneaking out to play golf."
Title you'd like to hold someday:
"Best-selling author."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
Yes, because it's a place to make a difference.
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Show the way. Always be alert for opportunities. If it doesn't fit, don't force it. Allow things to follow the proper course and take the proper time. Adopt whatever styles are necessary in a situation and don't be totally committed to one."
A recent great read:
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading, by Martin Linsky and Ronald A. Heifetz
Favorite movie:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
What's the most interesting thing people don't know about you?
"I'm a closet philosopher."
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