Brian Moran

Contributing Editor, SQL Server Pro

Posts by Brian Moran

in L.E.A.P Think 03/14/2012 - 3:57pm

Every full time independent consultant needs an assistant and bookkeeper.

I’ve been an independent consultant (IC) in one way or another for more than a decade. I’ve been fortunate to have had a fabulous assistant and book....More
in L.E.A.P Think 03/12/2012 - 9:35am

3 tips for setting your rates as an independent IT consultant.

Are you an entrepreneur who sells your time as a service provider in some capacity? Maybe a billable consultant in the IT space? Here is some simple....More
in L.E.A.P Think 03/09/2012 - 2:49pm

Invest more time on work that is important but not urgent.

Successful people spend lots of time doing #2. No; not that kind. Yes; I did just make a potty joke in my blog on professional development. My 8....More
in L.E.A.P Think 03/06/2012 - 3:08pm

What compass guides your career and life?

We only have one compass and that’s the fact we all too often lose sight of. Too often we claim that we’ve set long term goals for our professional....More
in L.E.A.P Think 03/01/2012 - 4:11pm

What entity type should I choose for my small business?

I’ve coached dozens of people through starting small businesses over the past decade. Everyone eventually has to decide ‘what entity should I pick? I....More
in L.E.A.P Think 02/14/2012 - 2:31pm

Data Scientist: Data job of the future?

I’m fascinated and incredibly excited about the concept of data science and the so called scientists who do this job. I had never heard the term Data....More
in L.E.A.P Think 11/28/2011 - 9:35am

How many original L.E.A.P. ideas are out there?

I read a lot. Ideas make me think. Considering and dissecting ideas from other people shape the way I think. The process refines my ideas and makes....More
in L.E.A.P Think 11/28/2011 - 8:56am

Doing the right thing.

Doing the right thing can be hard. Knowing the right thing to do is always easier than we want to accept. We often no what to do and simply choose....More
in L.E.A.P Think 11/10/2011 - 11:42am

Are your strategic goals SMART?

The SMART goal setting technique can be a fabulous tool for giving shape and definition to strategic goals if used properly....More
in L.E.A.P Think 11/04/2011 - 8:50am

Are your goals S.M.A.R.T?

The S.M.A.R.T goals concept has been around for decades. Sadly I was in my 40’s before I heard of this great goal setting model. I’ve found the S.M.A....More

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