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Agile Results, Digital Business Transformation, and Program Management

The Top 10 Project Management Books

Note: This article is updated at Program Management Books. "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes...

Author: JD Meier Date: 09/07/2015

The Ultimate Personal Productivity Platform is You

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/28/2015

Every Employee is a Digital Employee

Note: This article is updated at Every Employee is a Digital Employee. “The questions that we must...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/23/2015

What Life is Like with Agile Results

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/23/2015

30 Day Sprints for Personal Development: Change Yourself with Skill

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us....

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/17/2015

Personal Development Insights from the Greatest Book on Personal Development Ever

“Let him who would move the world first move himself.” ― Socrates At work, and in life, you need...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/14/2015

Hugh MacLeod’s Illustrated Guide to Life Inside Microsoft

If you remember the little blue monster that says, “Microsoft, change the world or go home.”, you...

Author: JD Meier Date: 08/05/2015

What is Insight?

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr....

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/29/2015

The Best Productivity Book for Free

"At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/22/2015

How To Get Smarter By Making Distinctions

"Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you." --...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/18/2015

We Help Our Customers Transform

"Innovation—the heart of the knowledge economy—is fundamentally social." -- Malcolm...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/17/2015

Satya Nadella on a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

Note: This post is updated at Satya Nadella on a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World. You hear...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/17/2015

Empower Every Person on the Planet to Achieve More

It’s great to get back to the basics, and purpose is always a powerful starting point. I was...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/17/2015

Skilled for Life

Note: This article is updated at Skilled for Life. A while back, a colleague challenged me to find...

Author: JD Meier Date: 07/11/2015

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand

“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together” – African Proverb I blew the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/29/2015

Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Life Quotes, and Great Leadership Quotes

I know several people looking for inspiration. I believe the right words ignite or re-ignite us....

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/25/2015

Leadership Skills for Making Things Happen

Note: This article is updated at Leadership Skills for Making Things Happen. "A leader is one who...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/20/2015

Startup Thinking

Note: This article is updated at How To Think Like a Startup. “Startups don't win by attacking. They...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/18/2015

Visionary Leadership: How To Be a Visionary Leader (Or at Least Look Like One)

Note: The updated page is at Visionary Leadership. “Remember this: Anticipation is the ultimate...

Author: JD Meier Date: 06/08/2015

Goofy Innovation Techniques

Note:  This article is updated at Goofy Innovation Techniques. If your team or company isn’t...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/31/2015

Are You an Integration Specialist?

Some people specialize in a narrow domain.  They are called specialists because they focus on a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/23/2015

Task Management for Teams

I’m a fan of monthly plans for meaningful work. Whether you call it a task list or a To-Do list or a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/08/2015

The Innovation Revolution (A Time of Radical Transformation)

Note: This article is updated at The Innovation Revolution. It was the best of times, it was the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/04/2015

How To Get Innovation to Succeed Instead of Fail

Note: This article is updated at How To Get Innovation to Succeed Instead of Fail. “Because the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 05/03/2015

The Story of a Digital Artist

I’m always on the hunt for people that do what makes them come alive. Artists in particular are...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/22/2015

The Myths of Business Model Innovation

Note: This article is updated at The Myths of Business Model Innovation. Business model innovation...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/21/2015

Life Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Life’s better with the right words. And life quotes can help us live better. Life quotes are a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/17/2015

Boost Your Confidence with the Right Words

Confidence is one of those things that makes all the difference when it comes to realizing your...

Author: JD Meier Date: 04/09/2015

It’s time to blow your mind with the amazing things going on around the world. Each year, I try to...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/31/2015

7 Habits of Highly Motivated People

Note:  The updated article is at 7 Habits of Highly Motivated People. Motivation is a powerful...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/27/2015

Agile Results Refresher

We live in amazing times.  The world is full of opportunity at your fingertips. You can inspire...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/25/2015

10 Leadership Ideas to Improve Your Influence and Impact

"In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/07/2015

Successful Digital Vision Starts at the Top

Business change is tough.   Just try it at Cloud speed, and you’ll know what I mean. That...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/05/2015

101 Proven Practices for Focus

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” -- Zig...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/03/2015

The Great Positive Thinking Quotes Collection

I revamped my positive thinking quotes collection on Sources of Insight to help you amp up your...

Author: JD Meier Date: 03/01/2015

The Microsoft Story for the Cloud

How has the Cloud changed your world? One of the ways we challenge people is to ask, do you want to...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/24/2015

Why We Are Moving to the Cloud: Agility, Economics, and Innovation

Note: This article is updated at Why We are Moving to the Cloud: Agility, Economics, and Innovation....

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/24/2015

The Great Motivational Quotes Revamped

When you need to make things happen, motivational quotes can help you dig deep and get going. I put...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/21/2015

The Great Inspirational Quotes Collection Revamped

I think of inspiration simply as “breathe life into.” Whether you're shipping code, designing the...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/21/2015

The Great Love Quotes Collection Revamped

A while back I put together a comprehensive collection of love quotes. It’s a combination of...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/14/2015

The Great Productivity Quotes Collection Revamped

A while back I put together a comprehensive collection of personal productivity quotes.  ...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/08/2015

The Great Personal Development Quotes Collection Revamped

“Knowing others is intelligence.  Knowing yourself is true wisdom.  Mastering others is...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/07/2015

The Great Leadership Quotes Collection Revamped

A while back I put together a comprehensive collection of leadership quotes.   It’s a...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/01/2015

Happiness Quotes Revamped

I've completely overhauled my collection of happiness quotes.  It was time for a revamp. ...

Author: JD Meier Date: 02/01/2015

Interview with The Entrepreneur's Library on Getting Results the Agile Way

What is Agile Results all about?   What are the most important keys to using Agile Results...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/30/2015

Bandita Joarder on How Presence is Something You Can Learn

Bandita is one of the most amazing leaders in the technology arena. She’s not just technical, but...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/16/2015

Habits, Dreams, and Goals

I’ve been talking to people in the halls about what they learned about goals from last year, and...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/07/2015

Use 30 Days of Getting Results to Help You Reach Your Goals for 2015

Several Summers back, I used a 30 Day Improvement Sprint to share my best insights and best lessons...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/05/2015

Lessons Learned from John Maxwell Revisited

I did a major cleanup of my post on lessons learned from John Maxwell: Lessons Learned from John...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/03/2015

My Story of Personal Transformation

Everybody has a story.   I thought I would share mine at Sources of Insight: My Story of...

Author: JD Meier Date: 01/02/2015

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