T-SQL Tuesday #119 – Changing Your Mind

This month Alex Yates (B|T) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday which is a monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic (B|T) and co-ordinated by Steve Jones (B|T) The challenge that Alex has proposed this month regarding what have we, as data professionals, changed our mind about over time is a great one. Starting out as a … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #119 – Changing Your Mind

5 Characteristics Every Leader Should Practice

The word leadership has many synonyms attributed to it. Something that can be learned early on in one's career is that having a leader you can trust is very important. Trust is something that is earned; not given. As I reflect over the years I’ve noticed mistakes that have been made along the way; mistakes that … Continue reading 5 Characteristics Every Leader Should Practice

Without Borders – Getting Involved

One of the things I enjoy about the SQL community is the many people that you come into contact with. Whether it is speaking, interacting, listening, or collaborating one can meet many data professionals from all walks of life. With that you get to know, invest, and follow individuals. Two people that I've come to … Continue reading Without Borders – Getting Involved

Perspective

It's one small word, but that one word can pack an awful powerful punch. I got a severe dose of it Friday night. No, I won't go into the great detail that provoked this word to come to light. What I will do is recognize that it has taught me some valuable lessons especially in … Continue reading Perspective

Growth In The Face Of Adversity

  Adversity as described in Webster’s Dictionary is a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune. Not really a topic most want to talk about, but nonetheless is something we experience on any given day. There are all types of adversity if you think about it. The Data Professional might … Continue reading Growth In The Face Of Adversity