Category: likeability

Your ATTITUDE Determines Your Altitude

[callout]Our thoughts lead to actions. Our actions lead to habits. Our habits lead to character. Our character develops our future.[/callout] This is the second in a series of blog posts that talk about success. I had the opportunity to ask the registered attendees for SQLSaturday Philippines to vote for a particular topic that they like best. Since […]

You Are A Story Waiting To Be Told

Gen. Colin Powell, the first African American to serve as the US Secretary of State, once told of a story about the immigrant vendor selling hotdogs in the streets of New York. Being a New Yorker and an immigrant himself, he understood the challenges of being an immigrant, much so as an African American. Every […]

The Pen and Paper in the Digital Age of Social Media

I wanted to start this blog post with a reference to a TED Talk by Hannah Brencher about love letters to strangers. [ted id=1603 width=560 height=315] In an earlier blog post, I talked about my experience with working on a large SharePoint 2010 upgrade and migration project for a Fortune 500 company. I’ve told people […]

Why Likeability Affects Service Delivery

Tim Sanders in his book The Likeability Factor emphasizes the need to improve one’s likeability in order to be successful. He cited several studies that prove how likeability affects your job, the judge’s decision in a court hearing and what not. What’s fascinating is that we see this in action in just about any interaction […]