I've managed teams for approaching 30 years now, and you realise there is one constant - the need to refresh your ideas, approaches and techniques. There are always new situations for you to be in, improved coaching techniques to learn, and more emotional intelligence to develop. Here are some tips.
I took a trip to South America at Christmas a few years back and on the itinerary was Peru - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. A lot of trips to Machu Picchu start from Cusco, which is where we flew in to. Travelling to Lake Titicaca is a bit of a hike, its fair to say. Let's hear more!
Have you ever stayed in a hotel and the Wi-Fi wasn't great? I'll bet the answer is an unqualified yes. I've traveled quite a lot for work, which has given me plenty of opportunity to sample the delights of hotel Wi-Fi. It can be a bit of an inconvenience when you're travelling and you can't access your email - when you need to work and have some urgent[…]
I've been wanting to write a blog for a little while now on the subject of teamwork. This, of course, is against the backdrop of what we do as a company - network design and commission. For many outsiders, it's a surprise to see that there's actually a fair bit of manual work in network deployment, and there in lies the great opportunity to work and[…]
I took my Cisco CCIE around 16 years ago now, but like everyone who's attempted the lab, you don't forget it quickly. Passing the lab is no easy feat - there's a pre-qualification exam, followed by the lab itself. I've heard it said that 80% of people that start the CCIE journey never pass, so there's a reason it's right up there with the hardest[…]
In December 2015, I was travelling to Canada and along the way took note of the Wi-Fi installations. I know it's a bit geeky.. when you work in Wi-Fi a while you kind of naturally end of looking at the ceiling in a lot of buildings.. and assessing how well Wi-Fi is installed when you travel overseas.
I work for a Cisco Partner who employs around 15 engineers, predominantly designing and optimising Wireless networks. We were awarded an amazing opportunity in the first quarter of 2020 : designing and implementing the wired and wireless network for a hospital destined as a COVID recovery facility. And best of all: have it operational in 6 weeks of[…]
I paid homage to the tech companies in Silicon Valley while on holiday (geeky I know). Having worked with Cisco technologies for over twenty five years now, I just wanted to take a look at the Cisco campus and see for myself what it looked like - might as well throw in a few other tech companies while I was at it, I thought.