Kevin Burkholder - IT Management ConsultantKevin Burkholder - IT Management Consultant Kevin Burkholder is an Excellence-driven professional with over 25 years experience in leading projects and people, implementing and overseeing technology programs, and administering all facets of technology initiatives. About EarthAsylum ConsultingAbout EarthAsylum Consulting EarthAsylum's primary focus is in strengths-based performance. With a philosophy that each person's talents are enduring and unique and each person's greatest room for growth is in their areas of greatest strength, Kevin believes that by concentrating on improving weaknesses we diminish the real catalystic value of our strengths. About The EarthAsylum Leadership CircleAbout The EarthAsylum Leadership Circle The EarthAsylum leadership Circle strives to understand and develop leadership skills and talent in a way that transcends trends and looks beyond short-term goals. Articles and DownloadsArticles and Downloads We're continually working on a collection of articles and white papers on subjects such as IT Best Practices and ITIL as well as other topics. Check back often to see what we've gathered. Baseline UpdateBaseline Update Baseline is the practical guide to costing, planning and managing next generation IT solutions to meet baseline results. Benefits of BSM / SLM / ITIL ImplementationBenefits of BSM / SLM / ITIL Implementation Achieve excellence through the adoption and adaptation of best practices in IT service management. Business Service ManagementBusiness Service Management Business Service Management is an attitude and a methodology aimed at aligning IT practices with business initiatives and priorities. It broadens the view of IT leaders to encompass not only technology and technical issues, but more so, business and corporate issues. 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And once you install them, how do you keep them running? This newsletter, prepared by Network World columnist Mark Gibbs, will keep you current on new products and new features, as well as provide advice on getting the most out of your apps. Pink Elephant - ITIL & BeyondPink Elephant - ITIL & Beyond Pink Elephant is the world leader in IT management best practices, offering conference, education and consulting services to public and private businesses globally, and many listed in the Fortune 500. The company specializes in improving the quality of IT services through the application of recognized best practice frameworks, including the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Total Gym® and efi Sports Medicine®Total Gym® and efi Sports Medicine® Professional BiographyProfessional Biography Kevin Burkholder is a business consultant dedicated to leadership and strengths based performance. Kevin’s goal is to help companies and individuals achieve both greater performance and personal fulfillment by focusing on individual talent. Résumé - Information TechnologyRésumé - Information Technology Offering 20+ years of experience driving Information Technology projects to success by pursuing business alignment and strategically maximizing the value of IT resources.   Approaches IT governance through full-circle management, which includes examining projects from a business value perspective and a technical perspective, eliminating the disconnect between IT and business that can delay projects and cost companies money. This approach incorporates appraising stakeholders of the project scope, effects and consequences to business, changes to work process, and implications to employees. Referral ProgramReferral Program Refer a new client and I’ll pay you 10% of what I earn, up to $1,000, for the first eight weeks of revenue earned from that client. Time starts from the first hour of work and ends two months later or when you’ve earned $1,000. Service Level ManagementService Level Management Business processes that depend on IT are only as reliable and sustainable as the underlying infrastructure. In order to better align business requirements with IT capabilities and deliver IT capabilities at an appropriate cost, IT must shift from a technology focus to a service model approach. Software Development: eac::CartSoftware Development: eac::Cart eac::Cart is a unique, custom and highly flexible e-commerce solution aimed at companies that know how to market their products. Software Development: eac::FrameworkSoftware Development: eac::Framework eac::Framework is a lightweight PHP & JavaScript framework for Web 2.0 Applications and E-Commerce systems. 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Software Development: PHP caching/compression (eac_cache)Software Development: PHP caching/compression (eac_cache) On-the-fly compression and caching of PHP, html, JavaScript, Style sheets, XML, and other text-based files. eac_cache is comprised of two PHP utility programs (eac_cache.encode.php & eac_cache.control.php) that manage caching and compression of PHP scripts and non-PHP text files (such as JavaScript, html, style sheets, or XML files). Software Development: PHP cURL & Streams wrapper (depreciated)Software Development: PHP cURL & Streams wrapper (depreciated) (depreciated see eac_httprequest) eac_curl.class.php and eac_streams.class.php : wrapper classes for using cURL or streams in PHP to make http GET, POST, or PUT requests. 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Software Development: PHP event handling (eac_events)Software Development: PHP event handling (eac_events) A simple event management implementation (event dispatch/fire, event handler/listener). Supports unlimited events, unlimited listeners per event, event propagation, and the ability to stop propagation. Event dispatchers may pass values to event listeners and listeners may modify those values returned to the dispatcher. Software Development: PHP Form Generator (eac_formgen.class.php)Software Development: PHP Form Generator (eac_formgen.class.php) Form Generator, as its name implies, is a PHP utility used to generate html forms within a web page. Forms generated by Form Generator contain very detailed fields and fieldsets with complete name, id, and class markup for wide-ranging layout customization. Software Development: PHP Mail Utility (eac_mailer.class.php)Software Development: PHP Mail Utility (eac_mailer.class.php) eac_mailer.class is an object-oriented utility for creating and sending email from within a PHP program. It is a wrapper or abstraction layer to the PEAR Mail and Mail_Mime open-source utilities. It removes the complexities of the PEAR utilities by exposing methods logical to the creation of email while hiding the technical requirements. Software Development: PHP Site Map Generator (eac_sitemap.class.php)Software Development: PHP Site Map Generator (eac_sitemap.class.php) eac_sitemap.class is a PHP utility that generates site maps ... A) As a typical site map showing page links and descriptions. B) As a directory listing. C) As a link cloud. D) In XML (google) format. Software Development: Web Developer ToolsSoftware Development: Web Developer Tools Web developer tools: PostTest.php - Form testing utility | eac_timer.class.php - Track and report execution timing | nocaching.inc - Prevent browser caching Strengths Based Performance ManagementStrengths Based Performance Management Imagine working every day at that which you are best; at that which matches your personal style and your inborn talents; at that which energizes you and utilizes your best strengths. Time Machine on NASTime Machine on NAS Using a network share or a network area storage device (NAS) with Apple's Time Machine for Mac OS X Leopard To Jackie - AfterglowTo Jackie - Afterglow To Jackie - A Groovy Kind of LoveTo Jackie - A Groovy Kind of Love
EarthAsylum Consulting: Getting Work Done Through People, Getting People Done Through WorkEarthAsylum Consulting: Getting Work Done Through People, Getting People Done Through Work EarthAsylum Consulting & Kevin Burkholder - Information Technology Management; Leadership & Management Consulting; Strengths Based Performance Management; Executive, Managerial & Personal Coaching. About EarthAsylum ConsultingAbout EarthAsylum Consulting EarthAsylum's primary focus is in strengths-based performance. With a philosophy that each person's talents are enduring and unique and each person's greatest room for growth is in their areas of greatest strength, Kevin believes that by concentrating on improving weaknesses we diminish the real catalystic value of our strengths About Kevin BurkholderAbout Kevin Burkholder Kevin Burkholder is a business consultant dedicated to leadership and strengths based performance. Kevin’s goal is to help companies and individuals achieve both greater performance and personal fulfillment by focusing on individual talent. About The EarthAsylum Leadership CircleAbout The EarthAsylum Leadership Circle The EarthAsylum leadership Circle strives to understand and develop leadership skills and talent in a way that transcends trends and looks beyond short-term goals. All Things TodayAll Things Today Random articles from various RSS feeds such as Gallup Management, Leadership Now, Center for Creative Leadership, Tom Peters, Kevin Burkholder, and others. Articles and DownloadsArticles and Downloads IT Best Practices and ITIL, Strengths Management, Performance Management, Assesments such as MBTI, Emotional Intelligence, and MAPP, and other topics. Code Of EthicsCode Of Ethics All IMC USA members pledge in writing to abide by the Institute's Code Ethics. Their adherence to the Code signifies voluntary assumption of self-discipline. Contact InformationContact Information Contact Kevin Burkholder at EarthAsylum Consulting today. Receive a free initial consultation to discuss your business needs and how Kevin can improve performance, employee engagement and overall company growth. Imagine the possibilities! The EarthAsylum BlogThe EarthAsylum Blog EarthAsylum Leadership Circle Weblog RSS feed of most recent articles on Leadership, Management, Strengths based performance, and Employee engagement. The EarthAsylum NewsletterThe EarthAsylum Newsletter The EarthAsylum Leadership Circle Newsletter. Published monthly on topics such as leadership & management practices, strengths based performance and Employee engagement. Executive, Managerial and Personal CoachingExecutive, Managerial and Personal Coaching Coaching helps develop realistic goals, activities and schedules, builds momentum and increases focus. Coaching delivers personal growth and sustained improvement. Featured Article: It's all about productivityFeatured Article: It's all about productivity When people are accountable, and they know what their performance expectations and consequences are, they will take responsibility for meeting those expectations. If a manager doesn't know what to do or doesn't have time, she will find out what to do and make time. Featured Article: Strengths, Talent and the One ThingFeatured Article: Strengths, Talent and the One Thing "Discover what you don’t like doing and stop doing it" - The more effective you are at this, the more creative, resilient, valuable, and thus the more successful you are. Quit the role, tweak the role, seek out the right partners, or find an aspect of the role that brings you strength. The longer you put up with aspects of your work you don’t like, the less successful you will be. So, as far as you are able, and as quickly as you can, stop doing them and then see what the best of you, now focused and unfettered, can achieve. Featured Article: The Power of Employee Engagement (1of2)Featured Article: The Power of Employee Engagement (1of2) Engagement goes beyond the good employee or the good company citizen. Employee engagement is the extent to which employees put discretionary effort into their work, in the form of extra time, energy and brainpower. Featured Article: The Power of Employee Engagement (2of2)Featured Article: The Power of Employee Engagement (2of2) When companies are often trying to improve performance with fewer people and decreasing resources due to cutbacks and financial pressures, discretionary effort is the grail managers are seeking. Employees who freely give that extra effort are of tremendous value. Featured Article: The Six Levels of Empowerment (2of2)Featured Article: The Six Levels of Empowerment (2of2) One of the beauties of the six levels of empowerment is that it can be the basis of an employee development program. When you look at empowerment as an active plan and work to bring employees up the ladder and to also bring your willingness and trust up the same ladder, you can see just how powerful empowerment can be. Featured Article: The Strengths RevolutionFeatured Article: The Strengths Revolution Rather than spending time and energy on boosting sub-par performance areas to an acceptable level (and ignoring areas of excellence). We do better by spending a majority of time enhancing the areas in which we are already strong. Featured Article: The Value of Empowerment (1of2)Featured Article: The Value of Empowerment (1of2) What happens when you try to empower a group of employees who have never been empowered before? It depends on their comfort level. It’s much easier to say “no, I’m more comfortable (and safer) to wait to be told what to do; to wait for instruction”. Then again, others may be eager to jump at the chance. They know what needs to be done, why wait? Featured Article: What Are Your Strengths?Featured Article: What Are Your Strengths? So we just don’t get it. Or maybe we get it, we just don’t know what to do with it. Many of you may have heard my criticism in the past that all of the books from Gallup and Buckingham that focus on strengths always tell us what we need to do – but they don’t tell us how to do it. I think that’s where we get stuck. It makes sense, but how do we implement a strengths based performance program? What does it mean to “discover your strengths”? How can I focus on my strengths when I have to get this (whatever “this” may be) done today? Gallup Management JournalGallup Management Journal Gallup Management Journal (GMJ) RSS feeds -> Strengths-Based Development | Employee Engagement | Customer Engagement | Individual Performance | Organizational Performance | Performance Management | Leadership Information Technology ManagementInformation Technology Management With over 25 years of success in the IT field, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the IT Management arena. From implementing small IT projects to changing and setting the culture of the IT organization and their relationship to the business at large, Kevin has the expertise to help you achieve your IT goals. Leadership and Management ConsultingLeadership and Management Consulting The company that overlooks or confuses the difference between leader and manager will suffer. They will loose the catalystic value of each role and fail to develop the strengths of their leaders and managers. Newsvine ColumnNewsvine Column EarthAsylum Newsvine Column - Read and Discuss Articles Posted at Newsvine.com Strengths Based Performance ManagementStrengths Based Performance Management Imagine working every day at that which you are best; at that which matches your personal style and your inborn talents; at that which energizes you and utilizes your best strengths.
Strengths Based Performance ManagementStrengths Based Performance Management By discovering each person’s strengths, incorporating them into their daily activities, and working around their weaknesses, each individual can achieve undiscovered performance and satisfaction, become fully engaged in their work, and add to the accomplishments of their organization at levels far beyond current expectations. Code Of EthicsCode Of Ethics All IMC USA members pledge in writing to abide by the Institute's Code Ethics. Their adherence to the Code signifies voluntary assumption of self-discipline. Contact InformationContact Information Receive a free initial consultation to discuss your business needs and how Kevin can improve performance, employee engagement and overall company growth. The EarthAsylum BlogThe EarthAsylum Blog EarthAsylum Leadership Circle Weblog RSS feed of most recent articles on Leadership, Management, Strengths based performance, and Employee engagement. The EarthAsylum NewsletterThe EarthAsylum Newsletter The EarthAsylum Leadership Circle Newsletter. Published monthly on topics such as leadership & management practices, strengths based performance and Employee engagement. Gallup Management JournalGallup Management Journal Gallup Management Journal (GMJ) RSS feeds -> Strengths-Based Development | Employee Engagement | Customer Engagement | Individual Performance | Organizational Performance | Performance Management | Leadership It's all about productivityIt's all about productivity When people are accountable, and they know what their performance expectations and consequences are, they will take responsibility for meeting those expectations. If a manager doesn't know what to do or doesn't have time, she will find out what to do and make time. Kevin Burkholder & EarthAsylum Press ArticlesKevin Burkholder & EarthAsylum Press Articles Recent Articles and Press Releases -> Management Lessons From Tiger Woods -Tiger Woods, one of the longest drivers on the tour, pulled out the big club just once in the four days of the prestigious tournament. Newsvine ColumnNewsvine Column EarthAsylum Newsvine Column - Read and Discuss Articles Posted at Newsvine.com Our ServicesOur Services Dedicated to Leadership and Strengths Based Performance -> Strengths Based Performance Management | Leadership and Management Consulting | Executive, Managerial, and Personal Coaching | Information Technology Management The Power of Employee Engagement (1of2)The Power of Employee Engagement (1of2) Engagement goes beyond the good employee or the good company citizen. Employee engagement is the extent to which employees put discretionary effort into their work, in the form of extra time, energy and brainpower. The Power of Employee Engagement (2of2)The Power of Employee Engagement (2of2) When companies are often trying to improve performance with fewer people and decreasing resources due to cutbacks and financial pressures, discretionary effort is the grail managers are seeking. Employees who freely give that extra effort are of tremendous value. Professional Biography of Kevin BurkholderProfessional Biography of Kevin Burkholder Kevin Burkholder is a business consultant dedicated to leadership and strengths based performance. Kevin’s goal is to help companies and individuals achieve both greater performance and personal fulfillment by focusing on individual talent. Strengths, Talent and the One ThingStrengths, Talent and the One Thing "Discover what you don’t like doing and stop doing it" - The more effective you are at this, the more creative, resilient, valuable, and thus the more successful you are. Quit the role, tweak the role, seek out the right partners, or find an aspect of the role that brings you strength. The longer you put up with aspects of your work you don’t like, the less successful you will be. So, as far as you are able, and as quickly as you can, stop doing them and then see what the best of you, now focused and unfettered, can achieve. The Strengths RevolutionThe Strengths Revolution Rather than spending time and energy on boosting sub-par performance areas to an acceptable level (and ignoring areas of excellence). We do better by spending a majority of time enhancing the areas in which we are already strong. The Value of Empowerment (1of2)The Value of Empowerment (1of2) What happens when you try to empower a group of employees who have never been empowered before? It depends on their comfort level. It’s much easier to say “no, I’m more comfortable (and safer) to wait to be told what to do; to wait for instruction”. Then again, others may be eager to jump at the chance. They know what needs to be done, why wait? The Value of Empowerment (2of2)The Value of Empowerment (2of2) One of the beauties of the six levels of empowerment is that it can be the basis of an employee development program. When you look at empowerment as an active plan and work to bring employees up the ladder and to also bring your willingness and trust up the same ladder, you can see just how powerful empowerment can be. What Are your StrengthsWhat Are your Strengths So we just don’t get it. Or maybe we get it, we just don’t know what to do with it. Many of you may have heard my criticism in the past that all of the books from Gallup and Buckingham that focus on strengths always tell us what we need to do – but they don’t tell us how to do it. I think that’s where we get stuck. It makes sense, but how do we implement a strengths based performance program? What does it mean to “discover your strengths”? How can I focus on my strengths when I have to get this (whatever “this” may be) done today?