J.D. Meier's Blog

Agile Results, Digital Business Transformation, and Program Management

The Mega-Guide to Trends in 2019 is here: Trends in 2019 Each year, I like to take a balcony view of...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/28/2019

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders

What do the best IT leaders do that others don’t? There are several habits and practices that...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/21/2019

10 Blog Posts that Teach You a Lot About Satya Nadella and Digital Transformation

According to Comparably, a compensation, culture, and career website, Satya Nadella is ranked as the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/14/2019

The Power of Business Scenarios for Digital Transformation

I wrote a new post, fresh off the press, on how to use Business Scenarios to drive Digital...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/11/2019

Free Agile Productivity Courses

Agility simply put is “responding to change.” When you know, “what got you here, won’t get you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/01/2019

Hitting Refresh on Getting Results the Agile Way

Agile Results is a personal productivity system for learners, leaders, achievers, and even...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/28/2018

36 Best Business Books that Changed Microsoft Leaders’ Lives

I’ve overhauled a book list of the 36 Best Business Books that Changed Leaders’ Lives. Some of the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/26/2018

Personal Development Books for Mastering Personal Development

I’ve updated my round up of the best personal development books: Personal Development Books I read a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/15/2018

Productivity Books for Mastering Productivity

I’ve updated my round up of the best productivity books: Productivity Books I read a lot of...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/09/2018

Productivity Hub Page

I created a Productivity Hub Page on Sources of Insight to help you learn and master productivity. A...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/09/2018

Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation (2018)

Note: This article is updated at Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation 2018. “With you, we seek to...

Author: JD Meier Date: 10/30/2017

How To Use Agile Results To Realize Your Full Potential

Note: This article is updated at How To Use Agile Results to Realize Your Full Potential. “I want to...

Author: JD Meier Date: 10/25/2017

Agile Results Refresher for 2017

I’ve put together a quick refresher on Agile Results for 2017: Agile Results Refresher for 2017 I...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/16/2017

Note: This article is updated at Where to Look for Trends and Insights. “The best is yet to come.”...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/16/2017

Consumer Trend Canvas

Note: This article is updated at Consumer Trends Canvas. Consumer Trends are a key building block...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/15/2017

Trend Framework

Note: This article is updated at Trends Framework for Consumer Trends. It’s that time of year when I...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/13/2017

Hack a Happy New Year!

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." --...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/02/2017

Freedom from the Inside Out

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ―...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/01/2016

25 Ways to Get Better Results

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be really good at getting results, while others...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/29/2016

Reimagine Your Productivity at Getting Results.com

Imagine if you could master your motivation, your productivity, and your time management? It’s time...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/27/2016

How to Have Better Fridays

Note: This article is updated at How To Have Better Fridays. Recently, I've been teaching more...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/22/2016

How Smart is Your City Transportation?

How easy is it to get around in your city from point A to point B? Here’s an interesting article...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/10/2016

Digital Transformation Books

Here is a roundup of my favorite books on Digital Transformation. If you know me, you know I read a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/18/2016

Digital Transformation Explained

In a previous post, I defined Digital Transformation.  But now it’s time to explain Digital...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/10/2016

What is the Secret to Insane Productivity?

Productivity is truly an advantage. Imagine if you had boundless energy and could tackle your...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/04/2016

Digital Transformation Defined

This post is a walkthrough multiple definitions of digital transformation from multiple sources....

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/29/2016

SWAYAM: India’s First MOOCs Platform

It’s always cool to see the work our team is doing around the world to help hack a better world. Our...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/27/2016

Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation

Satya posted his mental model for Digital Transformation: I like the simplicity. What I like is that...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/24/2016

A Language for Architecture

Note: This article is updated at A Language for Application Architecture. This is an article that I...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/03/2016

Personal Empowerment All-Stars: Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard, and Stephen Covey at Microsoft

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  -- Stephen King One of the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/28/2016

Now Available: The Relaunch of Sources of Insight

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.” -- Oliver James Long ago, I...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/16/2016

Digital Transformation is Ongoing

Note: This article is updated at Digital Transformation is Ongoing. Digital Transformation is much...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/12/2016

Digital Transformation is Business Transformation

Digital Transformation is everywhere.   It’s easy to let the tail wag the dog, especially when you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/08/2016

Microsoft Stories of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is happening every day, everywhere around the world. Business leaders are...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/18/2016

Our world is changing faster than ever before.  It can be tough to keep up.  And what you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/01/2016

Start with Needs and Wants

Note: This article is updated at Start with Needs and Wants. “The purpose of a business is to create...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/29/2016

Agile Results for 2016

Agile Results is the personal productivity system for high-performance. Agile Results is a “whole...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/19/2016

Productivity Power Magazine

"Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before." -- Franz...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/18/2016

How To Stay Motivated for 2016 with a Vision Board

"Big thinking precedes great achievement." -- Wilferd Peterson The way to stay motivated...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/11/2016

Prime Your Mind for 2016

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” -- Louis Pasteur The future is either created or destroyed by the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/02/2016

The Best Books I Read in 2015

Back by popular demand, here is my Best Books I Read, 2015 edition: The Best Books I Read in 2015 As...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/31/2015

Agile Results for Year-End Reflection

If you use Agile Results, from Getting Results the Agile Way, as your productivity system, you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/18/2015

Happy Holidays from Microsoft

It's the holiday season. Microsoft is a big place, and when you take a look around, you never know...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/09/2015

How To Defeat Procrastination

“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.” ― Oscar Wilde...

Author: JD Meier Date: 12/02/2015

10 Personal Productivity Tools from Agile Results

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.“ -- Lao Tzu The best productivity tools are the ones you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 11/26/2015

Your New Technical Skills

One of the struggles a developer faces when moving up the ladder is how to keep their technical...

Author: JD Meier Date: 11/23/2015

Teach the World Your Skills in a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your...

Author: JD Meier Date: 11/18/2015

Personal Effectiveness Toolbox

“Private Victory precedes Public Victory. Algebra comes before calculus.” – Stephen Covey At...

Author: JD Meier Date: 11/11/2015

3 Fights Each Day

“Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important...

Author: JD Meier Date: 11/02/2015

Blogging Resources at a Glance

I’ve put together a massive collection of the best-of-the-best blogging resources so they are at...

Author: JD Meier Date: 10/05/2015

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