The thing with hitting rock bottom is that it gives you a strong foundation to build on. It strips away the inessential, the distractions, and the toxic people and situations that are not helping you to be directed towards your goals. It also gives you more empathy, and it forces you to have faith in your own resourcefulness and abilities. 2020 helped us to do that, with 2020 vision. For those who survived, let's lift up others as we go along.
Leadership involves gratitude and humility, but what does this mean for results? My teams have helped me to learn to lead with gratitude and it's a lesson I will not forget.
There have been insinuations over PASS finances. To avoid accusations, I have published my PASS expenses here.
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Harassment does happen at events, unfortunately, both virtual and in person. How can the community do better?
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I have been closing down my Office365 E5 plan and moved to Google GSuite for my business. I am sorry that this sounds so whingy but ugh, closing Office365, deleting the Office365 tenant and moving elsewhere has been so frustrating. Here are some thoughts so far: The Google support has been amazing. In contrast, my… Continue reading Switching from Office365 to GSuite – a personal experience
I have been named as one the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries: These are the leaders who are vividly innovating with analytics without compromising on trust and privacy. The list, compiled by HotTopics.ht and Truata, aims to discover and showcase the top 100 leaders globally who are using data to unlock value, lead innovation and… Continue reading Delighted to be named one of the Top Global 100 Data Visionaries!
After nearly ten years, I have stepped down as a Microsoft MVP due to unacceptable behaviour of some of my MVP peers both towards me and 'in passing' where I have been exposed to vile commentary. I cannot stay in a Program where it is not a safe space for me. Additionally, the silence of… Continue reading I have stepped down as a Microsoft MVP
In this post, I want to analyse the current PASS situation, explain some broader context, and give people a more data-driven view. I hope that this leads to a calmer discussion by providing additional information and data. I want to help by providing data and insights on the recent PASS stramash online. I also want to sound a few warning bells and I have the data to back it up.
Update: I have since learned that Paul J Swider was previously a Microsoft MVP but he is no longer part of the Program. None of my business and that's all I know. I woke up to this untrue accusation on Twitter made against me on Saturday morning. Credit: Paul J Swider, Twitter, 6th June 2020… Continue reading More Feathers: Responding to unfounded accusations against me
This is a personal blog and I'm sharing these details here to promote understanding and show empathy during these challenging times. I'm a Microsoft MVP, and have been one for nine years. I'm also a Microsoft Regional Director. I'm also a single mother, a daughter, a friend, and a sister. This past year has been… Continue reading What does burnout look like?