Agile 2014 Retrospective

I saw someone tweet that they were having #agile2014 withdrawl.  I can completely relate.  Yet, it occurred to me that I get so wrapped up in exploring and implementing ideas generated from the conference, that I haven’t stopped to reflect…

Don’t burn bridges

Let’s face it – there is usually many facets to why a person leaves a company.  Sure there are stats that highlight bad bosses are at the top of the list but I’ve been pretty lucky in that this has…

Podcast

Not to long ago, I received an invitation to join Bob Galen and Josh Anderson for their podcast for software development professionals.  Since my initial meeting six months prior with Bob at the Leadership Summit was enjoyable and engaging, I…

Injury impacting work

I’ve never given this topic much thought as I’ve always been pretty injury free.  However, that changed around the end of June.  I managed to destroy my wrist from slipping on shaving cream in the shower. I’m now bionic with…

Over Qualified?

As a frequent interviewer, I’ve often heard comments along the lines… “He’s overqualified.”  This typically is followed with requesting this person be removed from the candidate pool or approached with hesitation. When I inquire about these concerns, the answers tend…

Upcoming conference

In a few weeks, I will be in Orlando for the Agile Alliance Agile 2014 conference.  This is by far my favorite conference of the year.  For starters, the breadth and options for sessions is unmatched (my only downside is that…

Crying at work

I’m sure that much of this ties to my stance of work is personal.  However, I think this topic deserves a post all to itself. The other day, someone that I talk with on a fairly regular basis called me…

Have FUN!

I don’t know about you but I want to laugh while I work.  I want to enjoy what I’m doing and who I’m working with.  Yet, so often we eliminate “fun” from work because there is just too much to…