Professional Development

Who’s Going to Hire You? Seriously.

Professional Development
I got my start in the hospitality business by working at distressed properties.  Distressed is the polite term that hotel management companies use when a hotel is in financial trouble, has health violations, and nobody in their right mind would stay there.  Thankfully, there are a lot of tourists who are not in their right…
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Today Turns 10 Years Old

Happy birthday to my first post from May 7, 2002. circa 2001 1,782 posts and over 12,000 comments later, I feel like I’m still winging it, but it’s time to stop and think about the lessons I’ve learned over the last decade.  This web site has turned into a consulting company that supports three…
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From a trip to DC

What 2012 Work Scares You?

Professional Development
Right now, this very moment, there’s an ugly piece of work tapping on your shoulder – and I don’t mean your boss. Or bacon. Bacon works too. You agreed to do it months ago during the 2012 planning sessions, but you never really expected January 2012 to arrive.  Now that it’s here, you’re starting to…
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Consulting Lines: SQL Server Needs a Dog

Consulting Lines
SQL Server isn’t lonely, but it needs a dog.  In today’s Consulting Lines series post, I’ll share my very favorite consulting line of all – one that makes people laugh while illustrating a point. The Situation: Bob the Button Basher My Blitz script helps me quickly spot SQL Server settings that have been changed from…
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3 SQL Server Book Review Short Takes

Book Reviews
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately on the SQL Server front.  I’d like to thank all three authors and publishers for providing these books for review. Securing SQL Server by Denny Cherry Paperback – Kindle Denny’s a jack of all trades, and a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server to boot.  I’ve had the pleasure…
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