5 Steps for Effective Leadership

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Leadership is a hot topic. A quick search on Amazon for books about leadership returns over 190,000 results. There are countless TED Talks addressing leadership, and it is not uncommon for organizations to conduct leadership seminars and retreats for their management teams. When it comes to being an effective leader, there is no magic formula.…

Universal Key Performance Indicators in the Professional Services Industry

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The Professional Services (PS) industry is facing an uncertain future, as most segments are facing consolidation, price pressure and increased competition. According to Service Performance Insight’s “2017 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark” report, revenue growth has dipped to its lowest rate since the great recession and job creation is at its lowest point in years. It…

4 Practices to Manage Remote Teams

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Geographically dispersed or remote teams have become increasingly common in today’s work environment. You can have operations in Minnesota, innovation in Italy and a factory in Japan which creates numerous challenges for team leaders. I have dealt with these situations on a regular basis throughout my career and have learned a few key practices to…

A Quick Look at Tableau for the Microsoft Experienced

A Quick Look at Tableau for the Microsoft Experienced Digineer

My Microsoft Experience I’m looking at Tableau from the perspective of someone who spent much of his 28-year data career in the Microsoft space, broadly utilizing all parts of SQL Server databases and tools from SQL Server 2000 through to SQL Server 2012 from the perspective of several different roles (developer, lead developer, DBA, database/BI architect). My…