Last fall, we crowdsourced the NewsGator Adoption Framework with our passionate partners and clients - and we lovingly call it the NGAF. If you check urbandictionary.com NGAF ironically does mean “nobody gives a #@!%”. But guess what - we do.
Town hall meetings are still commonplace in the US Northeast where I grew up. And for more than 200 years, Town Meeting Day in Vermont has been a tradition. People in the community get together in historic buildings to discuss issues, make decisions, and address collective problems. It is one way the community stays informed and connected.
Six months ago many folks in our organization were disengaged. Don’t get me wrong – we weren’t bad seeds defaulting on our commitments. But we’d lost our creativity and emotional connection to our work and some of us were seriously contemplating leaving a company we loved.
Over ten years ago I worked with an amazing executive coach who helped me understand what made me tick. As we navigated my journey from student to professional, one theme kept popping up over and over…innovation.
Each time I hang out with the SharePoint community, I am struck by how lucky I am to be part of the ecosystem. After a ton of client and partner meet-ups, I’d like to share my favorite experiences of last week’s SharePoint Conference (#SPC12).
I see a lot of resumes in my position and one recently brought back memories of when I needed to update my own a few years ago. Back then, one of my challenges was how to keep resume concise and interesting without marginalizing my journey or what I had to offer my next employer. In the end I removed a long list of formal training classes, not only because the list took up a lot of real estate, but because it was just plain old and boring.