Hi! I’m Joseph. I’m an IT executive, specializing in infrastructure, cloud, operations, and organizational transformation. Through my career, I’ve gotten to lead large-scale cloud migrations, department-wide agile implementations, and many acquisition integrations. You can read more about that on my About page.

This site isn’t really about that. As a husband, father, leader, and learner, I have a lot of things to keep up with. I take in a lot of information, have many to-dos, and a bigger wish list. How can one person keep up with all of that? On this site, we’ll explore that question, along with the tools and techniques to improve our productivity, become better leaders, and live happier lives. 


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Leadership

Effective communication

I had the privilege to host a gathering of some of my peers from around my department at work this week. I got to pick the topic, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask a group from a mix of teams how we’re doing from a communication standpoint. This is always…

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Productivity

When inspiration strikes

Sometimes, I’m minding my own business doing something – walking, cleaning, taking a shower, or pretty much any other task where the brain is free to roam – and a big idea hits me. I’ll get all excited, get distracted, and forget about it. If I don’t forget about it, I might not act on…

The joy of ironing
Productivity

The joy of ironing

I did something today that I haven’t done in at least a couple of years; I got out the iron and ironing board. I had to find the ironing board – above is the closet where I finally found it – and actually put water in the iron. It was worth it though. See, tomorrow…

The unclearly marked path
Productivity

The unclearly marked path

When we were on vacation a few weeks ago, I was driving to our downtown Seattle hotel.  City driving can be stressful, especially when it is a city that isn’t really familiar.  The maze of one-way streets, lanes crowded with cars (both moving and parked), and places that are not clearly marked certainly added up…