This year I resolve to…
If you hadn’t guessed, today’s post is part of this months TSQL Tuesday. This is an interesting topic for me since as a matter of principle I usually refuse to make resolutions and the like around the start of the new year. I like to set goals, and work towards those goals but, I think “resolving” to do something has this nagging way of never turning out how I’d like. It probably has something to do with the fact that I track goals but, typically only think about resolutions at a point in time.
So, this year Ill resolve to document a few of my goals for the year.
This year I only have a few professional goals. Actually, quite a few less than usual. I decided to trim down my professional goals this year to only a couple since they are quite large and very open ended.
- Id like to make PASS as responsive as possible to the needs of our SQL Community. This is simply to say that I plan to do what I feel I was elected to do. Of all the directors I am as well positioned as anyone to make real change that can be seen to the average user of SQL Server. I will need lots of help to make this happen, and I have no problem asking for that help (watch this space SOON for details)
- I want to learn to be a better “manager/leader” It takes a different set of skills to lead people than it does to be a DBA and do technical work. I love the technical work, actually more than the management stuff but, my current roles are requiring more leadership and less technical. I need to do better with the details of this and learn to inspire greatness in my teammates.
That’s it, 2 whole goals for the year, not much by count but, by effort I’d say these might be the some of the loftiest goals I’ve set in a long time…