Episode 23 – Political rants are career suicide

Episode 23 – Political rants are career suicide

podcast
A tightened up and more succinct podcast format. Listening time: 5:29 Listen below or download the episode here: [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/byitc-23-political-rants.mp3"][/audio] Mentioned (links): Mike Rowe's Podcast Blog entry: Facebook Political Rants Document: Rules of Engagement for Debate "To the other guy, you are the other guy." Podcast Summary: Frothy-mouthed and angry political rants do little to change anyone's opinion - but even for those who agree with you - portray the "ranter" as emotionally challenged. It's fine to hold an opinion - everyone does - but maintain some decency if you must (and you probably do not need to) engage in online debate. Agree or disagree? I'd love to hear from you.
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Who Cares? Now What? Thoughts on 2016, Plans, & Action

Who Cares? Now What? Thoughts on 2016, Plans, & Action

career development, Coaching
Stuff happened in 2015. You accomplished a few things. You failed to accomplish some things. Tomorrow is a new year. And the questions above should at least be considered. Who cares? Now what? Choose resolve instead of resolutions Yep.. I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions kind of guy. I believe they set people up for failure. Why? Because some date is the demarcation of your “change” - and when you fail at the resolution - and you will - the failure generally marks the end of that goal. For instance: I’m going to eat better and exercise starting January 1st. But on January 2nd, there are all those left-over pastries and desserts from the New Year’s party. You’re going to have just a little.. and then a little more..…
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Fitness, Focus, and Your Career

Fitness, Focus, and Your Career

career development, Coaching
I'll be covering this in the next podcast episode.. some of my thoughts on why fitness should be part of your overall life/career plan. The benefits are numerous and I'll share some ideas to get you started and to make the time... Okay, I realize we cannot CREATE time.. but we can allocate it and use the time we have more effectively. I wrote about this on my other (personal/writer/music) blog. [caption id="attachment_4830" align="alignnone" width="644"] your intrepid author ;-)[/caption] Let me know what you think.
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The Project Management Blues

The Project Management Blues

career development, podcast, workshops
I spoke for the Project Management Institute of LA last week. Topic: Cloud-based Project Management Strategies and Tools. I include music in many of my presentations. The morning of the presentation, I decided to write a Project Management related song. Below is what I ended up with. You can get the presentation slides on my original blog post. Listen below or download here. Lyrics are below the player. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/PM-Blues.mp3"][/audio] (more…)
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21 Earning a 6 Figure Income in Information Technology

21 Earning a 6 Figure Income in Information Technology

career development, podcast
Prompted by a question on Spiceworks - an IT management software and community online. I’ve provided a link to the community. It’s a good place for IT professionals to get advice and meet other IT pros. Episode 21: How to make a 6 figure income in IT. Listen below or download the episode here. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015-11-06-byitc-6-figure-income.mp3"][/audio] (more…)
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