Making Good Decisions

This is the fifth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  While that 2013, I believe the 10  lessons are even more important today.

Leaders are Servants. Period.

I had the privilege of delivering the morning keynote at JoomlaDay Chicago this past weekend. I presented the State of the Joomla! Union talk, similar to the one in Sydney last November.

Resistance Isn't Futile - You Can Innovate

This is the fourth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  The idea of innovation sometimes scares us, sometimes inspires us, sometimes fills us with dread.

Rod's Big Adventure - 2015

It's been my privilege to teach a week long seminar at Kingswood University in Sussex, NB Canada every other year (basically) since 2004.  This year's class is the first week of September.

Be Afraid of the Big Chair

This is the third in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  This is the issue of integrity in leadership.  The higher you rise in an organization, the more likely you are to fall if you do not have a strong moral compass.  The bigger the chair - the more likely you are to fail... be afraid of the big chair.

Leadership Requires Humility

This is the second in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself, less...

Know Yourself - It's the Key to Everything

This is the first in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  While that was two years ago, I believe the 10  lessons are even more important today.

Clients are Aliens

In my last corporate gig, I reported to the Vice President of Marketing.  One of my most important functions was to translate the "geek".  He wasn't a programmer, or a designer.  But he needed to understand what was going on so he could run the business.  That's where I fit in... I translated the geek.  I was his "Universal Translator".

Field Testing Apple's New MacBook

So, I'm on a plane heading to San Francisco for a week of training with OSTraining. I picked up the new Macbook this week as I prepped for a trip to San Francisco. I spent about 30 minutes playing with Apple's newest ultra-light laptop a few weeks ago and wasn't quite convinced. The new keyboard is definitely an acquired taste and the new trackpad has a ton of hidden tricks that I wasn't sure I'd ever use. The computer feels under-powered for anything beyond basic presentations, email, web browsing and hand-coding CSS or websites.

DrupalCon Los Angeles

We're Heading to LA!

Once again this year, OSTraining was selected to do the beginner level training the day before DrupalCon Los Angeles.  We've been accepted now at every DrupalCon since Chicago in 2011.