Hello and welcome to my blog!
In today’s fast-paced society, the “tyranny of the urgent” reigns supreme. Many of us go through life attending to things that demand our attention here and now. Life at work, at home, and sometimes even at play, is just one big hectic urgent race to get things done. It is not often, if ever, that we get the time or luxury of putting aside time just to think and reflect.
The irony of it is that this “downtime” is an important part of our life because it helps us distinguish the important from the urgent (but not important). It gives us a better perspective in deciding what and where to put our limited time and energy on, and ultimately making us more effective and efficient in doing the things that count!
Penning it down is my “downtime” and a way to remind myself of what I have learnt from all the books and from personal experiences.
And I started this blog because I am passionate about sharing. Sharing with colleagues, staff, and fellow IT professionals the things that I’ve learnt (and continue to learn) from my own failures and successes, and from all the successful people that I have been fortunate to work with around the world. Interestingly, I think I have learnt more from failures than successes though.
In a nutshell, I have always been very interested in finding out what it takes for a person or an organization to excel at something. It is this curiosity that fuels my drive to always want to improve. To be the best that I can be in whatever I am doing at the moment. As such, a key theme that you will find running through this blog is change and improvement. By and large, the posts in this blog will be about individual and organizational performance, and what makes certain individuals, companies and projects more successful than others.
This blog is also about the IT business since that is where I have some personal experience. Over the course of my career, I have worked on various aspect of the IT business in different countries. Some trends and practices are global and you face it everywhere you go. However, there are also some experiences that are unique or vastly different depending on the culture and history of the country. These experiences have been valuable and some situations truly an eye-opener for me. In all, there is always a lesson to be learnt and shared. Also, just a quick note that even though this blog is about the IT business, I believe that most people can benefit from the ideas presented here.
This blog is a simple platform to share my thoughts and experiences. Hopefully, this can be a place for people to discuss and share ideas regarding performance, failures and success. And ultimately, we can all learn to improve our performance.
I’ve posted my inaugural article on “6 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis” for a start, but will definitely be adding more along the way so do stay tuned!
I’m glad you are reading this now and while it may not be the most personal of ways to interact, do feel free to respond to the posts and I will do my best to keep our communications flowing.
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