A Moment of “Thanks”

From the words of Mr Rodgers. "So many people have helped me to come here to this night. Some of you are here, some are far away and some are even in Heaven. All of us have special ones who loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think …

The KnEW KM

I had a conversation the other day about Knowledge Management and I want to share a portion of it with you. Knowledge Management is a passion.  It has a place in my heart and in my mind.  I love learning and sharing.  I enjoy working out loud.  I get energy from the discovery of ideas …

The Perpetual Apology

A Sunday morning reflection on growing up in Co-op City in the 1980's. How we behave from then to now, and a call for forgiveness.

Social Test

Bullies and Acceptance One of my children is very interested in play by play sports.  He studies sports and practices making podcasts.  He is also working events and got a job with his school doing play by play for all sorts of sports.    I have been working with him to develop social media strategies …

The Test – E + SV + SR = T/t

The Complexities of Trust (Organization) In his book "Hit Refresh" Satya Nadella says "..for me, trust is a sacred responsibility."  Beyond his view on empathy, I can't think of anything more important or powerful in his book than his message on trust. He shares his idea for trust as an equation as  E + SV …

Out of the Shadows IT

Emerging IT Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon aka "frequency Illusion" "where one stumbles upon some obscure piece of information—often an unfamiliar word or name—and soon afterward encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly." A few months ago, I started writing about the future of IT.   At a high level, I mentioned that software service providers will seek to …

Silent Leadership -Value of Internal Communication

The world's greatest leaders know how to speak to the heart.  They speak of aspirations and dreams, goals and vision.  These leaders resonate with us because they speak to our emotions.   Great leaders are known and present.  While leadership itself is highly complicated, some common underlying concepts are foundational in nature.   The basis for effective …

365 Days of Learning – Let’s Go!

Don't doubt you have the power to continuously learn and grow.   Inspired by @ Wendy Woodson (She wants you to learn about this) 1. Order books on topics you are interested in and make time to read. 2. Plan day trips and take tours. 3. Visit a local museum. 4. Take a nature hike. 5. Allow …

Being the BEST can make you the WORST

In school, we are pressured to "be the best."  We are pressured for years to compete with others.   Our "best" may not be good enough or our "best" may be too good.  Being the best can bring isolation and harm.  It can inflate someone's ego and create conditions for unhealthy behaviors.  It can cause irreparable …

Send A Note Instead

Many companies send out surveys in order to process large amounts of data about services or people.  The questions in surveys are often closed questions which don't offer us an opportunity to express our thoughts. The lack of ability to express the "why" we answered a question one way or the other skews the results.  …