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I am really passionate about SQL Server but at the same time I make time to write some general tips around management, leadership, productivity at work. These seem to have become a trend and have increased my viewership for this blog by leaps and bounds. With more than 5 years of evangelism behind me, this feeling of sharing is yet to die. Not that I am a big supporter of just writing but make efforts to also practice it from time-to-time. One of my readers wrote a note that inspired me to make this page. I will try to keep updating this as new articles get added atleast every other month to keep this current.

This page is a single page for you to have some good read of popular posts around popular management topics that I have written over this blog. It is amazing and tough to keep track of these hence this page is born :)

Personal Development related

Let go and move forward

Change yourself to let success follow you

Define your Purpose–the WHY within

Career Management – Look within

Don’t get stuck, keep moving in life

Staying productive Working from Home too

Don’t get stuck in your career

Are you the real you, even Online?

Training–a necessity or bonus

My Top 5 – Networking Tips

You are your new Competition

Habits – change them “if required”

More to life than just measuring Success

Time management

7 Tips to get things done

Checklist on Time Management

Drop the Excuses–Be Positive

Time Management–no fuss

3 things we can do today

Getting more from your day

Management / Leadership related

Management behaviors I consider taboo

Characteristics of good leader

I am not a Manager, I am a Leader

Being diffident, how can you lead?

Challenge of receiving feedbacks

Traits seen in Bad Managers

New Job, New Manager? Make your choice …

Other Skill topics

Perils of Social Networking

Dead Horse in the Modern era

Be happy– A-Z mantra

Customers are GOD !!!

Multi-Tasking reality or just fad?

The below links are some long reads for you and were inspired from my previous avatar of close to 5 years inside Microsoft Evangelism team. Though my associations and the work I do are still out of passion I will still love to share more thoughts as times permits.

Being a Public Speaker

Presentation Experiences and tips

New face of Online Technology Evangelism

Technology Evangelism Demystified – Part II

Evangelism beyond boundaries with an Evangelists !!!

Finally, let me know your comments and do drop a line which of the articles were a great read for you. I will surely line up more of these topics over the years.

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  1. Hi Vinod,

    Please let me know if you have written any blogs on ‘Query Performance tuning’ in SQL SERVER.

    Thanks,
    Satya D.

    • I surely have written few but these are specific based on areas of interest. I will surely try to put some of these in one place. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. can you please share your presentations for both of the sessions for todays TechEd at pune

    security echancement and Transaction logs

  3. Hi Vinod,
    after getting some important post(isolation level) ,i am new fan in your fans list, i want ask to you something about how to find a job as SQL SERVER DBA, now days i am working as a SQL developer having one year Experience so can you tell me how to start and get this job.

    thanks sir

    • Well, it is simple. Start in investing time in understanding, knowing and playing around with different job functions of a typical DBA. This would be something like backup, maintenance, deployment basics etc first. Once you have figured this out, finding a job is quite easy. I would say, your knowledge is your gateway to success. Invest in it with full heart.

  4. Thanks for your reply,

    I mean that in Personal development section if I click on “My top 5 networking tips.” it is showing me another post, it is linked to “drop the excuse page”.

    same with the link “Training-a necessity or bonus”, it seems that the hyperlinks are not correct.

    Hope I conveyed you correctly.

  5. Hi Vinod,

    Treasure of very useful articles for every one, I found that some of the links are mismatched in Personal development section. please look in to that links.

    Training-a necessity or bonus

    My top 5 networking tips.

    • I will surely re-categorize them if I find better grouping. Thought training and networking can be part of career development, I think once we have enough topics on that – I will reorder them. Hope that is fine :). Thanks again for taking time and dropping a line.