Archive | September, 2014

It Takes A Community

Colorful Multi-ethnic People Teams Or Communities Meet As Circle

I spent the last 2 ½ days with school board members from across the state. School board members (seven per school district) are elected and serve free of charge to their communities. School board service is a significant commitment and can be quite draining when difficult situations arise and need to be dealt with. It […]

Atlassian Summit 2014 – The Right Tool

Online support. Toolbox with tools on laptop. 3d

I was reflecting on my time at the Atlassian Summit today and put some pieces together. Throughout the conference I would hear the keynotes (mostly Atlassian leadership) and session speakers wax on about the improvements in the products and where things were going. (On a side note, this was one of the best events I […]

Coaching Effectively

Business Training

Many people confuse coaching with leadership, often thinking of them as synonyms. I am a firm believer that this is not the case. Coaching is actually a subset of Leadership. Leadership is a very advanced skill to master, effective coaching can and should be a part of everyone’s life. Most of us have had good […]

Europe on a Chromebook


Much has been and will continue to be made of the viability of Chromebooks as a primary computing device. Microsoft launches direct attacks, inadvertently validating the platform. I see posts often lamenting the lack of gaming support. I judge computing devices by how well the device enables me to do what I need to. It […]