It is never easy to write a Goodbye. Today is my last day as a full-time employee at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I spent the majority of my career here, 23 years (including a short two year break to the UAE)! I started as an Intermediate Systems Analyst coding data integration between our then […]
This is a bitter-sweet post for me. It is sweet because I will be returning my family and friends in the country that I love, Canada. Bitter as I will be leaving behind very good friends and an amazing team of people at the American University of Sharjah. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity […]
I have been a strong advocate of implementing Personal Learning Plans (PLP) for employees for years. This concept was introduced to me during my years working at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I used the Personal Learning Plan process to help my teams improve their abilities in the jobs they have and to advance their […]
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Easter. In the Christian calendar at least – and in the pagan one that preceded it – it’s supposed to be a time of rebirth. Yet rebirth of what? And into what, or whom? If it’s a more personal form…
You can blame Phil Beauvoir for this one. A few days back, the grand-master of the justly-famed Archi Open-Source toolset for Archimate (version 2.7 just released, by the way) put out a tweet that, in essence, said that his earliest…
This post describes our journey to building standardized IT career paths. When I joined the American University of Sharjah in September 2012, I booked one to one meetings with all my staff. One of the predominant themes from our talks was the lack of clarity on what their respective career paths looked like. In […]
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This post is my devotion to the love of my life, my wife Dawn
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Here is a compilation of some quotes on leadership that I like. It is far from being extensive … enjoy! “Real leaders know the difference between leading and commanding. Leading results in people wanting to follow your commands. Commanding results in people having to follow your leadership. Which of those two are most likely to […]
Hard to believe that time has gone so quickly in my CIO role. On March 17, 2013 I have been the Director of Information Technology at the American University of Sharjah in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates for 180 days. It has been a huge change for me especially after spending 20 years at the British Columbia […]
Well this is timely – December 12 , 2012, my 200th blog post and my 50th birthday. I still can’t believe it because when I look in the mirror or at the mental image of myself, I feel like I am 35 years old with so much to learn. Yet everyday I go to work, […]
I have been here for 45 days in my new role as the Director of Information Technology at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). I still wake up and wonder where I am some mornings. I am so fortunate to live in a time of the Internet, Facebook and pa…
Marhaba! This is my first post from my new home at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. I have been here for 10 days and am finally feeling like a human being again. The +11 hour time difference and jet lag really took a toll on me (aside from jumping right […]