Career Planning – Your Model Pt 2

Last year I spent some time learning about business modeling after reading Business Model Generation. When I spotted Business Model You by the same author on the shelves over the holidays I immediately grabbed it, it promised to be the answer to my planning problem. Business Model You takes the exact same approach used in … Continue reading

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Facilitating Everyone Communicates Few Connect

About three years ago I came across Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell;  I’m a bit of a Maxwell fan having led my team through a couple of his leadership and teamwork books over the years.  This title attracted me because it speaks to something that I’ve always struggled with, the difference between communicating … Continue reading

Weekly Wrap Up – Kodyaz, Agile Exams and Do Nothing

One Thing I’ve Learned Over the years I’ve collected a bunch of methods to pivot data in queries and result sets, some easy, some way too complicated, none really the best method. This week I finally sat down and focused on learning how to use the Pivot function in SQL Server (It’s not as easy … Continue reading

The Perils of Praise

I’ve always thought that the process of motivating others was one of the trickiest and most difficult to master in the management arena; too much praise and you become less believable, too little praise and you’re impossible to please, uneven and praise and you play favorites. This recently became a topic of conversation with a … Continue reading

December 2013 Goals

Leadership A few weeks ago I turned in a draft proposal for my 2014 leadership skills training program, this is the facilitated book club I’ve led the last two years, in that proposal I requested that we add a third group and facilitator and that we also move to two to books a year to … Continue reading