April 2013 Goals

Leadership Prepping for Leading for Change My 2013 training proposal for our leadership group was approved; this included another round of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect with a new facilitator while I’ll be taking the 2012 group through Leading Change by John P Kotter. I’ll spend most of April reviewing and revising the session plans, transitioning … Continue reading

BI Problems – Report Chaos

I have to say straight out that while my work environment may be unique in many areas, I doubt that I am the only one to have come across this issue.  For over a decade we have allowed users outside of IT unrestricted access to production environments to write their own reports in their own … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Evernote Rocks!

One Thing I’ve Learned This week in my Everyone Communicates Few Connect training we discussed the barriers that can prevent you from finding common ground with those around you, Assumption (‘I already know what others know, feel or want.’), Arrogance (‘I don’t need to know what others know, feel or want.’), Indifference (‘I don’t care … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Recharging FTW

One Thing I’ve Learned The being a data geek/project manager does have its life benefits; recently I’ve had a health challenge that while not serious has forced me to focus on being healthier. To that end I’ve done my analysis, weighed some risks, crunched the numbers and have come up with a good workable twenty … Continue reading

Weekly Review – RIM, Fitbolt and Guts

One Thing I Learned This week we reviewed a chapter in Working with Emotional Intelligence that focused on gut instinct and how important recognizing your intuition is to your emotional awareness, how accurate you are in your own self-assessment and how that plays into your level of self-confidence. Fabulous stuff! Three Things I’m Grateful For … Continue reading