Connecting the Personal Dots…

Graham Jones (Chair 2009-2010 Culminis Global Board) Back in April 2008 I wrote a blog here entitled “Professionalizing the Profession”. I was inspired to write this following a presentation made by Stephen Ibaraki [blogger extraordinaire and regular contributor here] on what is happening with respect to Professional Status in the ICT sector, specifically the formation…

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Getting Customer Service Right on the Cheap

  Adam Cole (B. Math, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP)     My wife and two young daughters recently took a last minute trip to visit friends in North Carolina. They flew via Southwest Airlines. Southwest was the first (successful) discount airline ,  and continues to operate a no-frills operation to this day. What is taken for…

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6 Tips for Preparing Today for Landing Your Next Job

  Adam Cole (B. Math, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP) Think of these tips as insurance. They’ll help you transition to your ideal job when the time comes. As I start my job search and start cranking up the networking, many of the messages from my good friend Nick Corcodilos come in to play. [For those of…

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Why it Pays to be a Decent Person

  Adam Cole (B. Math, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP)   Be decent to other people – always. This cannot be understated. You may have a secure job today but do you know where you will be tomorrow? If you are good to others you will be rewarded when you need it. I was downsized recently. Regardless…

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Identity Theft at the Office

 Adam Cole (B. Math, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP)   My previous employer and I recently parted ways. After six plus years with the same company, my personal identify had become grossly comingled with my work identify. My friends, family, and professional colleagues only knew how to contact me at my work number or my work email…

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Rory McCaw, Leading Authority in Microsoft Technologies, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Consultant/Advisor to Corporations, Microsoft Systems Center Operation Manager Most Valuable Professional Award Recipient

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Rory McCaw, Leading Authority in Microsoft Technologies, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Consultant/Advisor to Corporations, Microsoft Systems Center Operation Manager Most Valuable Professional Award Recipient. Rory provided his insights for the March edition of YouShapeIT. Enjoy,…

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David Gibson, Accomplished Executive; International Business, Technology, Education and Certification Authority; Group Product Manager for Employability Certification and Career Excellence at Microsoft

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Gibson, Accomplished Executive, International Business, Technology, Education and Certification Authority, Group Product Manager for Employability Certification and Career Excellence at Microsoft. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IFIP IP3, MVP , DFNPA, CNP, Advanced…

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John Policelli, International Authority in Windows Technologies, Widely Acknowledged Networking Expert, Best-selling Author and Certification Exam Contributor, MVP

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview John Policelli, International Authority in Windows Technologies, Widely Acknowledged Networking Expert, Best-selling Author and Certification Exam Contributor, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Go to www.microsoft.com/youshapeit/technet in May for a look at this interview and much…

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Marcus Schmidt, International Business and Technology Authority, Senior Marketing Manager and Community Manager, Windows Business Group

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Marcus Schmidt, International Business and Technology Authority, Senior Marketing Manager and Community Manager, Windows Business Group. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IFIP IP3, MVP , DFNPA, CNP, Advanced Technology,YouShapeIT This week, Stephen Ibaraki has…

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Terry Linkletter--Coach for Microsoft Information Technology, Board Director for the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Terry Linkletter–Coach for Microsoft Information Technology, Board Director for the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IFIP IP3, MVP , DFNPA, CNP, Advanced Technology,YouShapeIT This week, Stephen Ibaraki has…

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