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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (5) Agent of Architecture

Have you ever tried to make a sand castle survive against the waves?  I’ll admit, it can be fun for a while.  The kids and I will build sand castles with extravagant moats and then create barriers between the lake and the castle.  We’ll use driftwood, boards, more-sand, and… more sand.  As fun as it […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

International Project Management Day

International Project Management Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of November to recognize all the individuals in the profession that help dreams and ideas become reality.

International Project Management honors the selfless people that are brave enough to make the tough calls, to have the radical candor conversations, and that constantly look to improve the ways that keep projects on track, within budget, and to the quality standards that their stakeholders expect.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

We Got This!

Someone recently asked me what is it that I love the most about consulting.

My immediate response was to chuckle and then I said: “Who said I love consulting?”

But after reflecting a bit on that question I’ve come to realize that what I have is a Love-Hate relationship with consulting.

Let me tell you more.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

5 Things I Love About Microsoft Teams and 5 Things I Hate

So, I’m a huge Microsoft Teams fan, but that doesn’t stop there from making improvements every organization would appreciate. Let’s talk about the things I love and the things I hate about Microsoft Teams. LOVE #1: Integrated Applications The relationship between the applications and the interface is incredibly useful. I will often create a Planner […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption

The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption.  They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain.  There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business.  The first is iterative, simply building on something […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

United Way Tech Video

I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

What Not To Do With Power BI

I read learned it’s more valuable of a lesson when something doesn’t work out rather than when everything is going in the right direction. For this reason, I felt it was appropriate to create a post on bad practices rather than best practices when it comes to Power BI for an end-user to reflect upon and see what not to do when using Power BI.

Jeff Lipkowitz by Jeff Lipkowitz

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (3) Agent of Democratization

I’ve talked in the past about “above the line and below the line” engagement for tech leaders.  The “below the line” functions are those that are most frequently ripe for democratization.  In a business sense, democratization is the act of making a capability common, for it to be a shared and indistinguishable ability to get […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Whiteboard… there you go and totally redeem yourself… well, almost

I recently wrote a blog on 5 Things I Love About Microsoft Whiteboard and 5 Things I Hate.  This was a pretty accurate view of the capabilities of Microsoft Whiteboard (at the time).  Then… something amazing happened… Microsoft released their new Whiteboard platform and TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES… (dumb and dumber fans rejoice).  Let’s talk about […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission

The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented.  They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves.  They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization.  The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound.  It brings with it a […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski