Getting Ready for 2012

"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Happy holidays and best wishes for 2012! I’m looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year.  I want to make the most of January.  Rather than a New Year’s…

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Goals and Your New Year’s Resolution

As we get ready to turn the page for a new year, it’s a great time to reflect on what you achieved, and an ever better time to set fresh goals. This is a short story on how I changed my approach for goals and New Year’s Resolutions.  A few years back, as New Years…

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Making Sure Your Life Energy is Well Spent

I love one-liners that really encapsulate ideas.  A colleague asked me how work was going with some new projects spinning up and a new team.  But she prefaced it with, “Your book is all about making sure your life energy is well spent.   Are you finding that you are now spending your energy on the…

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30 Day Improvement Sprints Revisited

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”  — Voltaire With New Years, coming, I think it’s a good time to remind you of a technique you can use to increase your success exponentially. It’s 30 Day Improvement Sprints.  If you have a goal in mind that you seriously want to nail, then 30…

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Leadership Books Sweep

I finished sweeping my Leadership Books list.  It took a while to update it, but I think it reflects a good set of leadership books by key categories now.  I added a few new books to my leadership books list including The 5 Levels of Leadership, by John Maxwell, and StandOut, by Marcus Buckingham, which…

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Leadership Quotes

I’ve put together a comprehensive collection of leadership quotes.  It took me a bit longer than I expected, but I wanted a lot of things to be right.  I wanted to choose the best quotes.   I wanted to organize them in useful and meaningful categories.   I wanted this particular collection to really say something on…

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Best Business Books List

I’ve done a major overhaul and sweep of my Best Business Books list.  I use business books to get the edge and get ahead.  In fact, in addition to quotes and people, books are one of my greatest sources of knowledge.  My book recommendations are hand-crafted indexes of the books that I’ve found to be…

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Now Available: 30 Days of Getting Results Free eBook

30 Days of Getting Results is a collection of little lessons you can use to improve your personal productivity and personal effectiveness.   It’s an off-line version of the 30 Days of Getting Results Boot Camp.     If you’ve already gone through the 30 Days of Getting Results, then this is a great way to refresh what…

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A Map for the Microsoft Application Development Platform

When you can speak the language, it’s easier to find your way around.   One of the key things I’ve learned at Microsoft is that I can find my way around the platform fast, *if* I know the language.   The language usually consists of scenarios or topics, features, and APIs. The toughest part is usually mapping…

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Pattern Templates

According to Christopher Alexander, "Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice." I think the value…

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