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  • What Does a Good Mentor Do for You?

    These would be good mentors - me plus Adam Machanic, and Klaus AschenbrennerNot long ago, John Sansom (Twitter | Blog) kicked off a SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by asking 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question:''If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 13, 2014
  • My Advice About Growing as an IT and Data Professional

    First off, I should apologize for not blogging in quite a while. I've been traveling extensively and, because traveling can be so exhausting, I usually have to queue up blog posts to hit while I'm traveling in order to remain active while on the road.  I didn't do that for these most recent trips.  And, as you can see, there's quite a ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 15, 2013
  • The Next Chapter: Inspiring and Motivating

    I’d like to start this post first by thanking everyone who sent well wishes, both public and private, about my decision to move on from Quest Software.  It was very uplifting and encouraging to hear from you!So, again, the question of “Where am I off to?”  The answer is SQL Sentry.  I’m joining them as Director of ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 16, 2012
  • A Fond Farewell to Quest Software

    The week of the 4th of July is a happy week for Americans.  Most families get out for a parade, a fireworks display, a picnic in the park, a movie where Will Smith puts the beat down on a bunch of aliens, or an afternoon at the pool or lake.  We celebrate the contributions of our service men and women. We honor veterans. We ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 11, 2012
  • SQL People Interview

    Many thanks to Microsoft SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (blog | twitter) for conducting a series of interviews of prominent SQL Server types, including me.  The interview found here. ~~~ Enjoy! -Kev Twitter at kekline More content at http://KevinEKline.com
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 28, 2011
  • Leadership, Management, and SQLRally

    Transparency - A Great Leadership Quality I've always appreciated how Andy Warren (blog| twitter) operates in the most transparent manner, especially as it relates to his role as a director for the Professional Association for SQL Server. For example, Andy's latest blog post about prepping for the SQLRally, to kick off in less than 30 days, is ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 25, 2011
  • New on SQLPASS.ORG - Dealing with Micromanagers

    In my regular professional development column for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Plays Well With Others, check out my latest post on dealing with micromanagers.Those TPS reports are due at 3:30 pm sharp, Mister!If you've ever dealt with a manager who questioned your every move, hijacked meetings, nit-picked over ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 24, 2010
  • What Three Events Brought You Here?

    Whiners and Whingers Get Wedgies Yes, I deserve a Wedgie There I was, just a couple weeks back, whining that I wasn't getting tagged by friends when a new meme comes out.  Sure enough, when my friend, Paul Randal (blog | twitter), starts a new meme with me as one of the first handful of people tagged, it's taken me a full ten days to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 27, 2010
  • Goals and Theme Word for 2010

    NOT A WHINER I've been really intrigued by a meme making the rounds of the blogsphere concerning goals for the coming year and picking a theme word, rather than the usual New Year's resolution. Et tu, BrentO?As with all memes, they start with a blogger picking the topic of discussion (in this case, Tara Hunt at HPC) and was picked up by my ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 14, 2010
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