The T-Shaped Career analogy is a concept that much has been written on, often conveyed as a way to think about both the collaborative and the depth portions of a career. The idea of a T-Shaped career conveys a horizontal line (soft skills) and vertical line (hard skills). The diagram below describes this image of […]Read more "Thoughts on the T-Shaped Career"
Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]Read more "Azure: Ask the Expert"
To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition"
In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
I had the privilege of participating in IC Stars Milwaukee as a speaker and presenter on “Hi Tea”. IC Stars is an organization that enables the community to re-train and engage in IT as a career. I had the opportunity to speak with the resident class on cloud, Azure governance, disruption, and data oriented jobs. […]Read more "IC Stars Milwaukee"
Had a great conversation with fellow MVP Chris Wagner on building communities in the technology space. The why, what, and how of building communities. Podcast Episode 11: Microsoft MVP Chris Wagner – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 11"
I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]Read more "United Way Tech Video"
The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented. They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves. They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization. The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound. It brings with it a […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission"
I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue"
I had the opportunity to spend some time with the interns at IC Stars Milwaukee. They were a great group and asked great questions. IC Stars is an organization that accelerates the movement of people in tech and I’m certain this group will make an impact in the community!Read more "IC Stars Milwaukee"