Creating environments which people feel comfortable in is critical to having a strong successful team and to reduce drama. In my years as a leader it’s been my observation that trust is the foundation to creating positive and productive conditions. When trust is missing, teams…
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This is a little bit different of a post. I’ve had a lot of people see my desk setup, love using it and ask a lot of questions about it. I’ve spent a…
Early in my career I had a fantastic manager who would keep on asking “what are we managing to”? I hadn’t heard this asked before and it took me a while…
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It was the late 2000s and work for me was do or die. If I wasn’t able to build a company, team, product then it was clear that I was doomed to be a…
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Building a strong technical foundation is critical for the success of your product development organization. In my last post I outlined a forum for…
The organization had just attempted the third rewrite of an existing system. This rewrite was once again not successful even with the amount of work…
At one of my companies we were working through the challenges of building a startup, all of us on one team, but in another sense each of us were on an…
For all managers there is a point in their career where they were working as an IC (individual contributor) and they made the step across the chasm to a…
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