Archives: November 2010
Last week, I talked about one of the worst type of management scenarios to work under – the micromanager. Now, let’s take that conversation from the “Dark Side” into the light to talk about great leaders.
To say that Dr. William Cohen knows a few things about leadership is approximately… Read more
Need to troubleshoot SQL Server 2005 memory settings? Not sure where to look to measure SQL 2000 memory pressure? Kevin lays out your options in today’s podcast.
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Video published December 24, 2008.
Imagine you’re working on a new project. It’s an important project and its success will be a big win for the organization. You were chosen for the job because of your competency, skill, and effectiveness. You get things like this done all the time and have a track record for… Read more
Join Kevin Kline, SQL Server MVP and SQL Server Technology Strategist for Quest Software and Brent Ozar, SQL Server Domain Expert for Quest Software as they introduce the top ten features and capabilities in SQL Server 2008 that they find to be the most exciting and valuable.
Posted November 12,… Read more
In my last post, I provided some generalized tips about how to go through an interview successfully and effectively. While searching for a job, the interview is your opportunity to showcase your talents and the strengths that you bring to an organization. But I have a few more random… Read more
You’ve probably found that the prefix “lead” is a fairly common occurrence in the technology world. We have “lead developers”, “lead DBAs”, “lead architects”, and “lead consultants”. Yet, we don’t have “lead managers”, “lead directors”, or “lead VPs”. Why is that?
Well, there are probably a number of different reasons… Read more
November 2009 would have been the 100th birthday of famed management guru, Peter Drucker, were he alive today. Now for those of you who don’t know the name, Peter Drucker was no mere guru or simple pundit. He was in fact the father of management and universally acclaimed as… Read more
Cross posted from Jorge Segarra’s blog
The last few weeks we’ve watched the drama unfold in regards to the PASS BOD elections. We’ve seen people attack criticize the NomCom, the board, PASS itself, the process and the decision of feeding of Gremlins after midnight. Thankfully the fireworks have died down… Read more
I’d asked my friend and a form ED of PASS to add her thoughts about the governance process for not-for-profit organizations. Carol is one of the industry’s top professionals, serving as the chief operating officer for many years at some of the largest IT and non-IT professional associations. I always… Read more
Gain insight into best practices for SQL Server optimization and ways to alleviate many root causes that can impact performance of your SQL Server database. Kevin also will discuss how to manage for planned and unplanned changes, speed time to implementation of your applications and ensure that your databases are… Read more
I have submitted a pre-conference session to present at the PASS SQLRally, May 11, 2011 in Orlando, FL.
My session is entitled Leadership and Team Management Skills for the Database Professional. During the session I will discuss how most IT leaders earned their promotions based on technical competency, not… Read more
As a way of recognizing and thanking it’s contributors, SQLServerPedia is holding annual awards for the best blog posts syndicated on the site from November 2009 – October 2010.
Editors Iain Kick, Jeremiah Peschka and myself have scoured SQLServerPedia.com to find the most informative and useful posts across a wide… Read more