Category: organizational development

Why Goals Need To Be More Specific

Mile Marker 181 on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway. Near Florence, OR. by Terry MacVey This blog post  was inspired by a conversation I had with a high school friend. Imagine planning a trip to your vacation getaway. You know that you will need to do the following to get to your destination Drive about […]

Leadership By Conversation

Connected by Conversation by mikecogh With all the travel that I’ve done for the past few years, I’ve learned how to pay attention to the people around me – how they talk,  act and even how they carry themselves. I’ve watched people talk to their kids, negotiate a seat on a plane, ask for favors, […]

Intentionally Ignoring the Inessential

[featured-image link=”https://instagram.com/p/TGlYsJETFg/” single_newwindow=”false”] I’ve skipped a couple of weeks of blog posts in preparation for my presentations at SQL Server Live last week in Orlando. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make up for the lost time. I don’t want to claim that I have an OCD but most people think I do. Let me explain. […]

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 […]

How Does Your Personal Growth Plan Look Like?

This is a response to Michael Hyatt’s (blog | Twitter) and John Maxwell’s (blog | Twitter) blog post on reaching our fullest potential. In 2003, I have had the privilege of attending Dr. John C. Maxwell’s conference in Manila, Philippines because I was part of the event hosts’ production staff (being a volunteer sound engineer […]