Have you ever been told that it’s ok to fail? Did it ever feel like it was really ok to fail? Are you ok with other people trying and failing? Or do we look at them and think, they didn’t try hard enough, they didn’t ask the right questions, I would have done x, or […]
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I like to look at things that have been in use for a while to see how they hold up. Sometimes it’s a way to be smarter or more cost efficient the next time. Sometimes a reminder to sweat the small stuff. Sometimes it is just interesting. Here’s one example. About 6 years ago I […]
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More stuff you may find interesting. Prepare for your first security breach. Sobering. As data professionals we’re going to get pulled into these incidents at some point when they happen. Read now and hope it’s never on your watch or even during your tenure. Conways Law says that organizations design systems that match the communication […]
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Here are some things I’ve run across in the past few weeks you may find interesting: FailCon. Billed as a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others” failures and prepare for success. Talking about and sharing failure is powerful, I think worth the $79 entrance fee. Quickly […]
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I talked about the basics of Influence in Part 1 and Part 2, today I’m trying something harder, showing you how to deliberately use your hard won influence to evoke change. Earning influence is perhaps not simple, but it’s an easy enough formula to understand. The risk is low. Not zero, but if you’re reasonably […]
Read more "Do You Have Influence? Part 3"
I started writing on influence last week and promised some comments on how to build influence and credibility. There are a lot of ways to do both, some maybe more effective than others, and some perhaps more cynical than others. Hopefully these will get you thinking and from there you can decide what works for […]
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Most people blog because it’s fun, rewarding, good way to improve writing skills, be cool, and it looks good on a resume. Some people also hope to use their blog to influence others in a positive way. If you’re in the latter group, read on! During our recent excitement about the 2010 elections for PASS […]
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