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 when that can be arranged! Continue Reading →
You lie, you lie, with a booger in your eye!!
About Facebook’s New Terms, Privacy Settings and More
I just got the Facebook email where they are updating their terms and policies and introducing privacy basics.
What I know about this is that it will (already does) create a flurry of status updates that sound/appear something like.
“This lengthy, rambling, pseudo-legalese blah blah blah – protects me from the monster that is Facebook, Zuckerberg, and the CIA. Blah blah blah. And by posting it, I declare that I am a sovereign nation!”
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Should I Install Facebook Messenger?
ABSTRACT: This blog post covers security concerns over Facebook Messenger but also covers security, technology and philosophy/policy.
This question – or something like it – has come up with clients and friends a LOT lately. Mostly due to Facebook separating functionality from their main app into two apps. The Facebook App (your timeline and stream of photos) and Messenger – an app focused on direct person(s) to person(s) chatting.
Articles have cropped out – most with an ominous tone of big brother watching you – due to “permissions” the application requests when it is installed. Continue Reading →
I coach people and I do it well. I guess I am known as a bit of a hard-ass. I don’t coddle my clients and I do NOT tolerate inactivity or poor effort!
And apparently, I have a pretty strong leadership quotient. That’s a fancy way of saying that I often am asked to – or end up – leading projects and people due to force of personality and decisiveness.
However, a bi-product of dispensing with advice that is clearly in my wheelhouse – playing to my strengths – is that readers and those I coach get the impression that I do everything well; that I never feel down or depressed, anxious, fearful, lack confidence, get angry, or deal with frustration – at myself and others. Continue Reading →
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, in business, with people, etc. There are just a lot of amazing things out there.
The image below is part of a birthday card my youngest daughter made for me several years ago. It depicts me, looking at a sunset over some mountains and exclaiming, “That’s Amazing!” It related to how I see life, people, and my clients. Click on the image to read more about being AMAZED and how it related to the coaching I do.