Category: corporate leadership

That Awkward Feeling Of Being A Noob

Have you ever tried using your left hand to write if you’re right-handed? Or maybe tried driving on the right side of the road? Recall the first time you’ve tried riding a bicycle or learned how to skate (I have to admit that I still don’t know how.) How did that feel? Here’s what’s worse. […]

Leadership Lessons from Driving in the UK

Right-hand drive by EdwinMSarmiento I was privileged to be invited as a speaker in the last SQLBits conference held in Nottingham, UK earlier this month. I have to admit that I was pretty excited since this will be my first time to be in the UK. I prepared all the necessary travel documents for the trip […]

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 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 […]