For this episode, I’ve got my first guest joining me! It’s Dr. Hank Marquis, author of “Completely Satisfied.”
I’m particularly excited about this Episode, because I consider it so important for individual professional development in today’s environment. Care to find out more? Let’s go!
This represents the first “real” episode in my podcast series. Have a look at the contents, why don’t ya?!
As of the close of business on 09 Sep 22, I officially became a former Gartner Expert. My Analyst Profile page on gartner.com bears this out! This was simultaneously one of the easiest and most difficult decisions of my career. Care to know why? Well, click the post title and read on… 😉
One of the things I’d been hoping to do was to be out in the public eye a little bit more. As a result, I’d had the chance to speak with a few folks in “my network” and then received some invites to be on two more podcasts! WOO HOO Would you like to know
I’d have been so disappointed with myself if I couldn’t work a Letterkenny reference into this post! 😉 I had the opportunity this week to reconnect with two long-time, valued industry colleagues: Barclay Rae and Ian Aitchison on their Enterprise Digital Podcast. Surprised?! O.o Well, click on the title and let me explain…
Well, I might be exaggerating a little bit, but not by much. I’d run this blog for quite a long time and I was both proud of and pleased with a number of my posts. Rather than overlook what has been done before, I’ve decided that I am going to re-post a number of my
Or “How to be a totally ineffective leader in 4 easy steps!” Hmmmmm, that doesn’t sound as attractive as the main title, right?! No, it doesn’t, but it doesn’t make it any less relevant. It’s not often that I am wanting to talk about “secrets,” but in this case I’m going to make an exception.
I have this recurring nightmare that just won’t go away. So, there I am… I’ve just woken up from a nap on my favorite recliner in my living room. I’m still a bit groggy, but I look down and see my young daughter looking up at me intently through her hazel eyes. Really, she’s staring at me. I
It was inevitable, wasn’t it? I tried so hard, for so long to avoid using the word “transformation.” Yet, I knew it was merely a matter of time… Until what, you ask?! The word transformation started creeping into our vocabulary (again). This time it was in the context of “Next Generation IT.” I wish we
In my last blog, where I wrote about the levels of learning, I talked about how different training tools and methods would be targeted at or useful for a given level of learning. In this post, I offered a way to better understand the nature of insight as: Insight involves the grouping of perceptions into meaningful
The past few weeks have been pretty good. I spent part of it at the annual ServiceNow user conference — Knowledge13 in Las Vegas. It was a great conference and I’m so thankful to my esteemed colleague Michael Dortch for the opportunity to attend as a speaker and participate in his panel discussion on “ITSM in 2015
Based upon a recent exchange with Stuart Rance, Jason Druebert asked me: Twitter Conversation with Stuart Rance and Jason Druebert I think that this was a great and timely question to ask. As one might expect, I do have my own preliminary thoughts on the Joint Venture (JV) with Capita. Rather than composing a response and cluttering up the
My next couple of blog posts may seem as if I am just rambling, but I can assure you that there is a larger design intention at play here. In this one, I am going to follow up on my last post (The Power of Cultural Forces which used the ITIL tender announcement to illustrate the
Since the ITIL tender was issued in late 2012, there has been much discussion about the future of the framework and what this means to those that have come to rely on it. Indeed, as time has passed, especially over the past few weeks, many have anxiously awaited the Cabinet Office to publish the results
Let’s start off with a simple, necessary assertion: No one book will ever contain all of the things you need to know about a given area of study/interest. No place is this more evident than in the area of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and (more generally) IT Service Management (ITSM). If you’re reading this,
Today is my birthday. Oh, yes, thank you.It’s been a pretty uneventful (and practically unproductive) day, but that wasn’t unexpected. Fortunately, the day isn’t over yet, so there is still *some* hope, but I wouldn’t place any bets! LOLYou see, I generally don’t do much on my birthday. Why? Let’s discuss…
A quick scan of search engine results and tweets regarding the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans will yield a significant number of results for you to go look at and research. In fact, there seems to be an overwhelming bias towards the planning portion of these two areas. Indeed, this bias can
In a recent tweet, I wrote: “There is no magic in standards. The magic is where conformance integrates with how you do business. Anything less is wasted time & money!” @ken_gonzalez Actually, I’ve been saying that for a long time. It’s been true all along. Why do I say that? Let’s have a look…
For the past number of days, I don’t remember how many actually, Hurricane Earl has been bearing down on the U.S. East Coast. Inevitably, there would be significant media attention paid to it. We were not let down. As I was wandering through my RSS feed, I found two articles on it and in a recent