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Interview with Graeme Newell on Red Goldfish      22-Jun-2017     30  
I finally was able to get my interview with Graeme Newell up.  He’s one of the two authors of Red Goldfish. Take a listen. The post Interview with Graeme Newell on Red Goldfish appeared firs...
Recently, we were asked to create a cleaning book that has a set of materials on objects in rooms. There were a relatively small list of fabrics and a relatively small number of objects that used t...
If you’ve read just about anything of mine, you’ll probably know that I’m a big fan of flow. That is, the highly productive state of focus that takes quite a bit of effort to get ...
I’ve been a consultant for 25 years or so. In that time, I’ve seen some truly stellar organizations, a lot of so-so organizations, and a few that are seriously dysfunctional. When I was...
Since we don’t have the ability to read minds, enabling us to learn quickly from experts, we must settle for subject matter experts (SMEs), who can help us understand what employees need to learn t...
737 – The Faces of HAI      15-Jun-2017     16  
This morning I was talking to my husband and shared that I was a bit nervous about my flight later in the day. His immediate response was that it was safer to fly than it was to be in a hospital. W...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Outlook: Search      13-Jun-2017     59  
In just about any application you can think of, from web browsing to document review and more, there is a search capability – even when it comes to Outlook. Every once in a while, though, sea...
Book Revisited: Theory U      12-Jun-2017     53  
This post is a bit odd in that it’s not a book review – but it’s about a book and more broadly about a theory. This post is about Otto Scharmer’s Theory U. The book Theory U expre...
Quick Tip: Microsoft OneNote: Screen Clippings      06-Jun-2017     79  
Images are a great way to supplement the notes you take, especially if it’s easier to show than to tell. However, taking screenshots with the Print Screen key isn’t very efficient. In t...
Goldfish aren’t the first thing that you think about when you’re thinking about growth or profit, at least if you’re not a goldfish farmer. Goldfish are the pets that you don̵...
One of the challenges that I encounter with clients is the need for support in their planning for SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Sometimes that need comes upfront before the organization starts ...
Quick Tip: Microsoft OneNote: Audio Recording      30-May-2017     77  
When taking notes while listening to someone, whether you’re sitting in a lecture, watching a webinar, or even talking on the phone, it can sometimes be difficult to make sure you catch every...
Morality isn’t a place where most people stumble – or rather, it’s not a place where most people stumble into their reading. Plenty of people struggle with other people’s morality...
I’ve been working on some new course material and I wanted to verify the list of functions that could be used in a calculated column and realized that the list that was available from Microso...
When you work with clients to create powerful intranets, sometimes you get pulled into a broader challenge in the organization. The challenge is typically how to communicate effectively with the or...
Quick Tip: Microsoft OneNote: Copy from Kindle      23-May-2017     34  
If you’re an avid user of e-readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, you may have highlighted important passages. However, these are stored online, and you may not always have access to them; and ...
It’s not unusual to perceive others as irrational. We can’t make sense of what other people do while assuming that we ourselves are completely rational. However, Dan Ariely points out i...
Effective IT Steering Committees      17-May-2017     70  
A board of directors for an organization can be a liability – or they can be a serious asset. They can connect the organization to other organizations. They can bring insight into the organization ...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Freeze Panes      16-May-2017     65  
Spreadsheets that are dozens of columns wide and hundreds of rows long can be difficult to read. You have to scroll all the way back up to the top to remember what the header said, and then hopeful...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Freeze Panes      16-May-2017     55  
Spreadsheets that are dozens of columns wide and hundreds of rows long can be difficult to read. You have to scroll all the way back up to the top to remember what the header said, and then hopeful...
Book Review-Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us      15-May-2017     49  
Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” That’s the heart of w...
Any training process starts with a business need. That is, someone in the business wants or needs their employees to be more productive than they currently are and looks to training or a job aid to...
Sometimes the data you need is in the same Excel book, but not the same spreadsheet you’re working on. Adding the data all over again in this sheet can be redundant, especially if there are f...
Sometimes the data you need is in the same Excel book, but not the same spreadsheet you’re working on. Adding the data all over again in this sheet can be redundant, especially if there are f...
Imagine your best day. Imagine the day that you were so in the moment and so ignited, so alive, and then try to make it every day. That’s what Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal are trying to teac...
I get asked about whether SharePoint on-premises or SharePoint Online is right for the organizations I work with – or whether they should leverage the power of “and” and use both. In th...
IT as the Catalyst for Organizational Change      03-May-2017     76  
In the April 2017 lunch meeting for the Indy CIO Network, we took up the topic of organizational change and how IT often gets thrust into the position of being organizational change agents with nei...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Formatting Headings      02-May-2017     53  
Headings are a great way to help your audience understand what date is in your spreadsheet. But sometimes those headings have two, or three, or ten sub-headings. The longer those headings get, the ...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Formatting Headings      02-May-2017     101  
Headings are a great way to help your audience understand what date is in your spreadsheet. But sometimes those headings have two, or three, or ten sub-headings. The longer those headings get, the ...
Book Review-How Will You Measure Your Life?      01-May-2017     69  
The question is simple enough. It seems like a question that I’ve answered before. However, somehow the meaning question – How Will You Measure Your Life? – is one that I, like others, though...
What’s Your Cloud Strategy?      26-Apr-2017     33  
I love learning how people come from different places based on their perspectives. The March 2017 meeting of the Indy CIO Network took up the topic of cloud strategy and the conversation was remark...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Counting Values      25-Apr-2017     35  
Every once in a while, data needs to be reviewed after it has been entered. Maybe you need to figure out how many cells have a value in them – or how many are empty. In this quick tip, I̵...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Counting Values      25-Apr-2017     72  
Every once in a while, data needs to be reviewed after it has been entered. Maybe you need to figure out how many cells have a value in them – or how many are empty. In this quick tip, I̵...
Lights. Camera. Inaction. Wait, that’s not right. Lights. Camera. Action. We all want action. We want to see people extraordinary and ordinary take action, to do something. We want to see the...
In my volunteer work, I recently put together a set of presentations for leaders that I wanted to make available for others as the program matures. That meant going into the studio and recording th...
This quick tip will allow you to set down your calculator. Not only can Excel calculate formulas with your data, you can use Auto Fill to repeat those formulas across the spreadsheet, even if you&#...
This quick tip will allow you to set down your calculator. Not only can Excel calculate formulas with your data, you can use Auto Fill to repeat those formulas across the spreadsheet, even if you&#...
It’s an odd title for a book. Why would a psychologist title a book Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health? The answer lies in the belief that drugs are not the answer to ...
Article: The Actors in Training Development      14-Apr-2017     99  
There’s a lot of attention on new delivery models, the desire to create shorter courses and the attempt to apply metrics to the training process. However, relatively little is being said about the ...
Article: The Actors in Training Development      14-Apr-2017     59  
There’s a lot of attention on new delivery models, the desire to create shorter courses and the attempt to apply metrics to the training process. However, relatively little is being said about the ...
It’s been nearly a dozen years since I first wrote “Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles” and the associated specific role articles. The world has chang...
It’s been nearly a dozen years since I first wrote “Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles” and the associated specific role articles. The world has chang...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Auto Fill      11-Apr-2017     91  
When you’re working with sequential numbers or dates in Excel, typing every single item in every cell for that column or row can be time-consuming. Auto Fill is Excel’s way of doing thi...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Auto Fill      11-Apr-2017     61  
When you’re working with sequential numbers or dates in Excel, typing every single item in every cell for that column or row can be time-consuming. Auto Fill is Excel’s way of doing thi...
It’s an artful thing to create the right choices so that people are nudged gently into the behaviors that are best for them. That’s what Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth,...
Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Insert a Table      04-Apr-2017     86  
Working with large amounts of data can make it difficult to find what you need, especially if the data hasn’t been entered in order or you’re looking for something specific. When you want to ...
I get to sit next to my wife and work every day.  It’s an amazing experience, but occasionally we have a conversation that goes something like this: Terri: “How did you do that?!?” Rob: “Do what?” ...
After years of study on organizational change, the need for coaching and how organizations are changed through coaching, Coachbook: A Guide to Organizational Coaching Strategies and Practices was a...
A few weeks ago, we launched the 2016 version of the SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users. This is our fourth build of the productivity aid and book since its 2007 release. Updating and ...
A few months ago, I upgraded to the next generation sync client for OneDrive for all my synchronization to SharePoint libraries, and one of my libraries – on all the computers I synchronize to – ha...
Book Review-A Way of Being      27-Mar-2017     86  
I started 2017 off with my review of Motivational Interviewing, which serves as a structure for how to communicate with those who are struggling to help them be more successful. It’s foundati...
Over the years, I’ve helped numerous clients migrate from one implementation of SharePoint to another. Sometimes this was because of version upgrades, sometimes as they migrated to the cloud,...
The first quote from the book in my notes is, “Anyone who has spent time in an organization knows that dysfunctional behavior abounds. Conflict is frequently avoided or pushed underground rat...
Thus far in the series, we’ve focused on managing productivity at an individual developer level. However, sometimes developer productivity results from the best management of the developers a...
The Psychology of Not Holding Children Accountable      15-Mar-2017     117  
No one really wants to be held accountable if you get right down to it. I’m not saying that we don’t hold ourselves accountable or that we don’t want to hold others accountable – ...
It was December 17th, 2012 when I finished reading A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World. Three days before my birthday and four days before I found out that my now ex-wife had...
The largest gap on the planet Earth isn’t the Mariana Trench or the Grand Canyon. The largest gap is between saying and doing. The largest gap exists between what people say they do and what ...
Most of the time, my reviews are roughly linear to my reading. However, this review of Nonverbal Messages: Cracking the Code: My Life’s Pursuit is different. It’s different because it&#...
Understanding Bimodal IT      01-Mar-2017     69  
Gartner’s model for bimodal IT has both its zealots and its detractors. However, as a CIO how does one cut through the noise and leverage an understanding of the model to help optimize IT ope...
Trust: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order is a substantially different kind of book on trust than those I’ve read before. (See my reviews for Trust & Betrayal in the Work...
I recently had the opportunity to join the Indy CIO network as they meet each month to talk about issues facing CIOs. Recently the topic of marketing IT to the organization came up. It was a great ...
I’ve been a fan of Paul Ekman’s work for some time now. Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage isn’t the first book of Dr. Ekman’s that I&#...
Reading a child rearing book originally written in the late 60s and published in 1970 seems like a departure from my reading list. I don’t typically read child rearing books for good reason. ...
My reading list has been described by many, including my wife, as positively boring. I read about so many topics that most people would use to put themselves to sleep. However, this book is differe...
I’ve made it no secret that I am a Christian. I’ve also made it no secret that I’m interested in learning more about other religions and other great thinkers no matter what religi...
I’ve worked out loud in my career by accident. I started with editing then writing books. I started writing articles (because they required less effort) and I’ve been speaking for years...
Book Review-Analyzing the Social Web      16-Jan-2017     154  
Sometimes you get an idea that you want to explore and you propose a presentation topic on it – and it gets accepted. Well, maybe that doesn’t happen to you but I do it occasionally. It allow...
After Effects: Clocks and Countdown      11-Jan-2017     143  
I’ve had Adobe Creative Suite for a long time now. Though my primary video editor is Sony Vegas (now MAGIX Vegas Pro) I’ve had Premiere and I’ve used it in the past. I’ve ju...
Most folks would say that they would like excellence in their lives. However, understanding what excellence is and how to get more of it seem to be a challenge. In The Excellence Habit: How Small C...
If you work in an organization, you’ve experienced bad meetings. These soul-sucking, time-crushing meetings leave you deflated and wondering if you’ll ever be able to get anything done....
Video Studio 2.5 – The Streaming Upgrades      04-Jan-2017     170  
My last update about my studio was the 2.1 updates. (Which followed the 2.0 post about the last set of major upgrades.) This set of upgrades added live streaming support – support that was not urge...
While working on a community project to help teens who are struggling with life, I had the pleasure of talking to some real professionals who work with teens every day, and one of them shared one o...
In this final installment of my three-part review of Sapolsky’s book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers we walk through the causes of stress and what we can do to “cure” stress by ...
Every new development tool promises improved productivity. New languages promise better developer productivity; but, sometimes, the key factors for developer productivity aren’t the tools, th...
In this three-part review of Sapolsky’s book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, we walk through the psychological and neurological differences between humans and zebras – at least some of the...
At the tail end of the process, the criticality of training and user assistance is often lost.  The role is often underfunded and overworked – but intensely valuable to making the software work for...
One book a week. Every week. Years and Years. That’s what’s been happening around here. I’d read on average one book per week and post a book review of the book. That’s a lo...
It seems like an odd thing to want to know. Why don’t zebras get ulcers? Is there something magical about zebras like unicorns that protect them from ulcers? As it turns out, it’s more ...
Bridging the gap between development and the infrastructure teams is the deployment specialist.  These days the job is often titled DevOps specialist, indicating how these two worlds are being merg...
Article: Web Application Vulnerabilities      05-Dec-2016     171  
In today’s world, most developers are building Web applications or applications that expose Web services publicly. Most applications are connected to the Internet in some way or another. Howe...
Most books about success have some obvious plot lines. Work hard. Do the right things — even when it’s hard. They share their unique perspective on the world and then provide the recipe...
Perhaps the most challenging role in the software development process is that of the quality assurance professional.  It requires a set of soft skills for dealing with developer egos and hard techn...
Scrum master isn’t a magical software development role but it’s a different one.  Scrum masters keep the agile development process running by leveraging a set of psychological principles that helps...
I’m not a fan of competition. Some folks are energized by it. Some folks live for that particular challenge. Not me. I want to go do something new. I want to climb a new hill. I don’t w...
There’s a running joke in the National Speaker’s Association (NSA). Someone addresses the members and asks if they’ve heard about NLP, and then says, “Wait, of course you...
It seems like anyone that knows how to copy code from an Internet search or put a semicolon at the end of a line calls themselves a developer.  However, how do you sort those that understand develo...
Over the years, I’ve spoken with hundreds of business leaders. In every case I can remember, the business leader has had multiple goals for their organization. Rarely do I find a leader with ...
If somewhere between half and three quarters of all organizational change initiatives fail, why do we keep trying to do them? We do them because in today’s ever-changing world, we know that w...
Building software isn’t like building bridges.  Building software doesn’t mean an understanding of material strength but it does mean understanding how different approaches are capable of coping wi...
Habits – Goals and Limits      09-Nov-2016     183  
It was immediately after my divorce when I stumbled on a flash of insight. I’d clean out the house each week until I had two trash cans filled. Perhaps it was less insight and more that my tr...
Years ago I came to understand how learning worked in the trades model. The apprentice was – literally – following the instructions of a journeyman or master to complete small repeatable tasks. The...
Every development lead will need to know these questions, which will reveal the skills and technical knowledge of a candidate, their creativity in creating their own tools to solve problems, as wel...
The Deep Water of Affinity Groups      02-Nov-2016     203  
I’ve read more than a few marketing books. The list with book reviews of marketing books include Brand, Demand, Fascinate, Guerilla Marketing, and The New Rules of Marketing and PR. I’v...
You can’t make it very long in business without a bit of grit. The statistics are daunting. Within 5 years, 80% of the businesses that were started won’t be around any longer. You can&#...
Bridging the gap between subject matter experts and the architects and developers who create solutions is hard work—but it’s work that the functional (or business) analyst is up for. Intervie...
It’s been several weeks now since I got to attend a knighting ceremony. The queen wasn’t present and I wasn’t in a castle. It was my friend who was knighting his son. This ceremon...
The project management role may not be specific to software development, but there are certainly specific skills that are needed for managing software development projects. Project manager candidat...
Development managers are anchors for getting development projects done.  The role has a greater impact on the success of the entire development team.  If you’re gunning for this role, youR...
It’s a thief. It steals. It steals the things which everyone holds dearest. It deprives us of what we believed we could never be deprived of. It’s a cruel and ruthless villain without r...
It was on-stage in San Diego where I first saw Steven Kotler. He was talking about the powerful impact of flow and his work on The Rise of Superman. I’ve been in love with flow for years, and...