I am the Difficult People

What would you do if you had to deal with you? Do you know you?  Many books talk about toxic people in the workplace or dealing with difficult people without really digging into the idea that you may be a difficult person. What if you are a difficult person? What if this is in your …

In Folks We Trust- Trust Challenge

Our Trusted System Our water, our food, our fuels,  our driving, our flying, our entire existence depends on inherent and implicit trusted relationships.   To simplify this to the basics, imagine as you drink a glass of water, coffee or other while you read this post, how many people had something to do with the drink …

No Experience Required

The Band Plays Music For the generation that grew up without the internet, people had to learn by memory and recall.  A polymath would study and master knowledge from disciplines by way of person to person learning and practice. When someone became a master or became knowledgable in many things, this was celebrated and in …

Collaboration Services – Leadership

Technology today drives "the way" (methods) in which most of us collaborate.  Successful collaboration depends on "collaboration patterns" which are independent of specific technologies.  The mistake many people make is to depend on commercial collaboration technologies without investing the time and resources to understand the complexity. Organizational success for collaboration services depends on the overall …

Time for You ~

Art Project Consider yourself taking some time to do something that pulls you out of your comfort zone. Work on something different. Work alone with yourself. See what you can make and do. This year, I have been pushing myself to learn and grow from an artistic perspective.  The work is generally small and I …

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 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 …

Small Business Left Below the Cloud

Cloud Disconnect While many small and medium-size companies are being forced to use cloud services, they aren't able to get the full value out of them.   Many smaller companies need "the basics" to continue their operations.  Large cloud providers are building large behemoth solutions for enterprise organizations.  These large enterprise solutions get distilled to SMB …

CloudNomics

Parts Business need, plan, build, run, maintain, support.  Basics. I have worked for small business, large companies, government agencies, state and county.   From an IT perspective, things aren’t all too different.    The basics remain the same.   IT is always part of cost. Budget planning and actual spend historically had some form of …

Decision Rights

There was an old man who lived in a mountain.  He was wise and smarter than all the people in the region. When tough decisions were to be made, people would go the mountain and call him down for advice and in most cases to decide on matters. One day a young boy was given three goats …