Category: Success

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How Much Did Your Word Cost? Or Earned?

“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.” -Abraham Lincoln- We live in a society where it’s easy to just forget about what we promised – customer satisfaction guarantee, warranty coverage, and even a simple promise made to an employee or spouse. I was just […]