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  • Some Thoughts on Leadership

    The purpose of leading is not to be out front. Being out front is simply where good leaders find themselves. “Front” is merely a location, it conveys no authority. And it is possible to find oneself out front and not be a leader. The goal of a leader should not be to serve oneself, it should be to serve others. “Which others, Andy?” I’m glad you ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on January 4, 2015
  • Some Thoughts on Event Speaker Selection

    I write this from the perspective of experience. I’ve helped organize dozens of events over the past ten years. Feel free to take the parts of this advice that help and discard the parts that don’t. Enjoy! Planning an event is hard work. If you’ve never volunteered to help your local User Group or SQL Saturday, I encourage you to get involved. ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 26, 2014
  • IT Horror Stories - Managers Run Amuck!

    It seems like managers, so often, either go way overboard or go into hybernation and do way to little. This month, I had the pleasure and horror to hear two stories of managers run amuck with power. The first is from a friend and IT professional I'll call Tony. Tony said this:I worked for a firm as an IT manager when it was going through a ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 5, 2012
  • Why I Do Not Support The Current PASS ExeCo Slate

    I read the PASS Officer Election announcement from June 15th with a bit of trepidation.  There was something about the announcement which made me uncomfortable, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. As a bit of background, the PASS ''officers'' are also known as the Executive Committee (ExeCo), as described in the PASS Bylaws in ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 31, 2011
  • PASS Elections Review Committee Recommendations Announced

    Introduction In November 2010 I wrote in The PASS Board Election Review Committee: I would like to see the PASS Board Elections process and procedures reflect trust in and respect for the community. In June 2011, PASS published the PASS ERC Recommendations document and a link to the document can be found here. Good Work I know the members ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 4, 2011
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