This was initially published in The Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal – from my perspective column – back in 2001-ish. The advice still holds up! Sort of cool, the writer for the same column a week prior was Jack Welch. I always like this article because I wrote about my youngest (now 18) coming into […]
Stories from the consulting desk A snapshot into why IT professionals often get it wrong. And maybe some ideas on how to fix it… or fix IT. 😉 This is a true story and one that is oft-repeated in my daily work. Why ask why? I sat across from the company controller. She had asked […]
Here is the lie: “I don’t care what people think.” also expressed as, “I give zero fucks!” Stop saying this! It’s a lie and you prove that in the saying. You are convincing no one – and those who know this truth can see through your lie. Okay.. you are convincing someone. You are convincing […]
A quick thank you Yes.. that’s my dog Beaux on my monitor. 😉 The Slide-deck To download, click the image for the Powerpoint file or get the PDF here. Tools worth looking at: Glip, Slack, Hipchat (real-time collaborative chat) Google Drive (docs, sheets, slides, etc.- edited in real-time from any device) SmartSheet (more full-featured PM in […]
Slides from my PMI presentation and a song, The Project Management Blues.
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Last week’s social media workshop video and slides are available on the Pulse Infomatics blog. Or watch on YouTube.
Why IT? Keynote in Wisconsin February 25, 2015 as part of the Why IT? Conference hosted by Moraine Park Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College. I provided more details at The IT Career Toolkit website; including a discount code Pearson provided for my book. I also get to play some music at the conference! Love […]
One of the “Amazing!” things I was blessed to see this week. A small lizard I caught while working in the yard. My daughter’s friend was probably more “amazed” that I was letting it bite my finger.. Apparently, I’m known for saying, “That’s Amazing!” often. Whether it is what I see in nature, in music, […]
Want to achieve more? Want to have greater success? Want to have more confidence? I’ll assume you are nodding yes. Or struggling not to. If you want these things, you need to stop lying to yourself. One of the pet phrases I believe hinders people’s growth is, “You did your best!” Or perhaps you’ve said […]