If you work in an industry connected by technology you have probably realized that your digital self works in far greater swaths than simply your direct organization (your employer). In the I.T. industry we frequently take to the streets to find information, answers, and leverage a general sounding board for our needs, ideas, and lives.
So I want to post this and thank you for all that you have done for me. I hope I have taken the time to recognize you; I appreciated it as much as you appreciated sharing.
Thank you for being my co-worker.
At HDI this year, I walked into a room and was immediately surrounded by friends and it felt good. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here are a few shout-outs
- Matt Hooper
- Christopher Matthew Dancy
- Jeff Brooks
- Patrick Bolger
- Jarod Greene
- William Goddard
- Bren Boddy
- Earl Begley
- Aran McFarland
- Brenda Hagar
- Patrick (met with Brenda)
- Mike Messina
- Oleg Sin
- Dena Wieder-Freiden
- Tracy Roche
- Ian Clayton
- Malcolm Fry
- Sophie Klossner
- Marty Liberty
- Doug Tedder
- Stephanie Rogerson
- And all my twitter followers.
And so many more people…
Thank you all for your attention.
Today I had to print a lot. I’m not proud of it, but I had to. While I was sitting in the copy room, watching tree after tree gets axed, I saw a lot of things that were printed.
I’m on a floor where a few large outsourcing partners also sit. You want to know what the most popular print job was today?
Closesecond was for a baseball team rule flyer.
And in third was school student’s report on teen drug addiction.
Trust your employees to be adults, and when they aren’t - have the repercussions in place to remind them that you trust them as adults and now they need to earn that trust back.
“What would you work on if you knew ahead of time that you wouldn’t fail? Why don’t you start that tomorrow?”
So I stopped using app.net - it was great because nobody was following me there so I could use it to aggregate information and filter in and out.
I’ve realized that the service and backbone isn’t adding value to my customers nor I. So I’ve taken it out of my social stream. More to come as I rebuild my social graph with a customer focus!
A video I put together on how I use app.net as my sharing backbone. Thanks @ITSMPundit for the idea! #t
Today was probably one of the most difficult of my career. I struggled through problem after problem making ServiceNow work the way I needed it to.
About halfway through I got to take a lunch break, record a podcast, catch up with friends.
When the afternoon came, I went back to work with joy and energy knowing that I was learning, and having a true impact at an organization that is transforming.
I worked late because a co-worker was kind enough to face my issues with me, and also stay late.
I then checked out, was the best with my fam, and took time to relax and rejuvenate.
Today I was inspired by ALL of my co-workers. If you are reading this, it is very likely I consider you one of them; thank you.
I saw this sign while driving to work today and I realized something. It defines hypocrisy. This sign is in no way shape or form actually welcoming. This lack of sincerity is commonplace in our digital world; “friends”, “followers”, “favorites”, and “likes” are all just a word for labeling a relationship and likely fit a minority of scenarios.
Please remember this picture when you’re developing your next application or relating to someone or something. Use words that have power, and give the words power by being true to yourself and your customer. Transparency is king.