Articles By Ken Metcalfe

Disappointment - Head on Keyboard

Dealing with IT setbacks

After working through some challenging management problems, a staffer came to me and reported a setback to which I uttered...

September 2nd, 2014 Ken Metcalfe

Why good interpersonal skills are essential in IT

Most professional résumés say the person has “good” interpersonal skills because companies for years list them as a requirement.  But...

May 5th, 2014 Ken Metcalfe

Is your professional development stuck in a polar vortex?

Is your professional development stuck?  Then it's time to turn up the heat. Now’s the time to focus down hard...

March 4th, 2014 Ken Metcalfe

IT career planning – Time, Talent and Treasury

As the Christmas season ends along with another year, this seems to be a perfect time to refocus our Time,...

January 14th, 2014 Ken Metcalfe

What does IT professional really mean?

IT professional. Nice title but what does it really mean?  A professional, according to Merriam-Webster, “relating to a job that...

November 4th, 2013 Ken Metcalfe

MOOCs – Massive Open On-line Courses

The Internet, that ubiquitous on‑line digital world, continues its disruptive innovation. The era of sheer content explosion and availability, while...

September 4th, 2013 Ken Metcalfe