Keeping Perspective: What Are You Building?

Keeping Perspective: What Are You Building?
Think about your responsibilities at work for a minute. How many do you have? Can you even name them all?   As technical professionals, we have a myriad of responsibilities This is especially true in today’s economy when so many of us are being asked to do more with less. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily tasks... Read More

“Just Hit Somebody!” Developing A Bias Toward Action

“Just Hit Somebody!” Developing A Bias Toward Action
“Come on, hit somebody!” That’s the sage advice I once received from my high school football coach. Later he elaborated to our entire group. I’m paraphrasing here: If you don’t know who to block, that’s a mental mistake. You should know who to block. Period. But if you don’t know who you’re suppose to block, don’t just stand there; block... Read More

The Importance Of Managing Expectations

The Importance Of Managing Expectations
Have you ever taken a sip of sweet tea only to discover that it was soda instead? Eeww! What an eye-opening experience! Don’t misunderstand; I like soda. But when I’m expecting sweet tea, the normally pleasant taste of the carbonated beverage is face-wrenchingly awful. Thus, the importance of expectations. What To Expect? When working with your clients, your boss, your... Read More

Do You Have One of “the Three W’s” to Sit on a Board of Directors?

Do You Have One of “the Three W’s” to Sit on a Board of Directors?
Republished from http://KevinEKline.com. Kevin was a founding board member and chair of PASS, an international IT professional association with hundreds of chapters worldwide and nearly one hundred thousand members. Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat – I’m not typing “Board of Directors” repeatedly throughout this blog post.  It’s just too much typing.  BoD will have to do. ... Read More