Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gyazo: software to share screenshots

There are a number of ways to capture and share what you see on your computer screen.  One that I have used for a very long time is SnagIt (I'll write a post about that later).  The disadvantage (and advantage) of SnagIt is that you get a graphic that you can then edit and then share with others in a variety of ways.  But what if you were in an IM conversation and wanted to quickly and easily share something.  You should take a look at Gyazo.   I liked it so much that I went "ninja" (i.e. became a paid member).  Gyazo will let you quickly take a screenshot and then show you a secret web address for it which you can send quickly to someone else in an email, an IM, etc.  Quick and easy is the point.  NOW it even lets you do GIFs.

To illustrate what Gyazo can do, I activated Scrivener (another piece of software that I will do a post on later) and the screen shot that I made can be seen at the link below.

http://gyazo.com/3da144f7739a3b08e1d335a895cf7876


Pretty cool uh?  I haven't tried a GIF yet, but it is on my "to do" list. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Blogging on Dr. Graham's Blog

Recently I have begun writing some HR relevant posts on Dr. Gerald Graham's blog, How Effective Leaders Get Things Done.  I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for his ability to write clearly and directly about significant management issues.  Recently a post that he made really resonated with me.  In this post, Gerald commented on the fact that few employees are motivated to change their behaviors on the job.  I asked Gerald if he would like me to do a follow-up regarding the same idea, but in a selection context.  My post - A Powerful Interviewing Technique - explains the principle of "The Best Predictor of Future Behavior is Past Behavior in Similar Circumstances" .

I would follow up on that post by saying that there is also a powerful situational influence on our behavior.   What we are likely to do and say in Church is probably not what we are likely to do and say at the local watering hole.  So circumstances / situations DO matter, which is why we added the phrase "in Similar Circumstances".