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

Weekly Review – SharePoint 2013

One Thing I’ve Learned This week I kicked off my SharePoint 2013 Upgrade goal by attending a video conference hosted by Microsoft. The conference itself was geared more toward understanding the enterprise social gains of making the move. We’re not a very enterprise social company, culturally we’re split across divisions with the chasms in between … Continue reading

Working with Emotional Intelligence – Drive and Empathy

In October & November our Working with Emotional Intelligence meetings covered Chapter 6 – What Moves Us and Chapter 7 – Social Radar. Overall both chapters didn’t generate much heated debate at all, partly because we’re all very similar in these areas and also that there wasn’t much content that anyone saw as controversial. Chapter 6 … Continue reading