Entries by Robert Bogue

Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Counting Values

Every once in a while, data needs to be reviewed after it has been entered. Maybe you need to figure out how many cells have a value in them – or how many are empty. In this quick tip, I’ll show you an easy way to tally up the number of entries in your table by […]

Book Review-Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Lights. Camera. Inaction. Wait, that’s not right. Lights. Camera. Action. We all want action. We want to see people extraordinary and ordinary take action, to do something. We want to see the triumph of human achievement. We want to be inspired to take action. All too often, we’re stuck going through the motions. We step […]

How to Not Get Sucked in and Everything You Know is Wrong

In my volunteer work, I recently put together a set of presentations for leaders that I wanted to make available for others as the program matures. That meant going into the studio and recording the sessions for posterity. The sessions are “Everything You Know is Wrong” (30 min) and “How to Not Get Sucked in” […]

Article: The Actors in Training Development

There’s a lot of attention on new delivery models, the desire to create shorter courses and the attempt to apply metrics to the training process. However, relatively little is being said about the fundamentals of the content development process. While there are absolutely differences in the way content is generated from one medium to another […]

Article: Anatomy of a Software Development Role: DevOps

It’s been nearly a dozen years since I first wrote “Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles” and the associated specific role articles. The world has changed substantially in the last dozen years, but strangely, relatively little has changed in the roles for software development—except in the transformation of the deployment role into […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Auto Fill

When you’re working with sequential numbers or dates in Excel, typing every single item in every cell for that column or row can be time-consuming. Auto Fill is Excel’s way of doing this for you. I’ll show you a lightning-fast way to fill in sequential (or same) values across multiple cells with Auto Fill in […]

Book Review-Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

It’s an artful thing to create the right choices so that people are nudged gently into the behaviors that are best for them. That’s what Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness is all about – helping people make the best choices for themselves. With the idea of libertarian paternalism, choice architects help to […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Insert a Table

Working with large amounts of data can make it difficult to find what you need, especially if the data hasn’t been entered in order or you’re looking for something specific. When you want to sort and filter your data, creating a table is the way to go. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how you […]