Managing

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…

Mgt or Tech

So awhile back, I referenced I had some feelings regarding choosing management or technical.  With the holidays and move to Denver behind me, I can sit down and try to explain my angst on this subject. In development, there often…

Act of Courage

One of the hardest things for a leader is having the courage to be different and take a stand.  Personally, I was always a very courageous employee.  Then I became a manager.  Suddenly, my courage level seemed insufficient.   I…

Powerful Questions

There is a ton of material out there regarding powerful (effective) questions specifically in the Agile community derived from the Coaching community. Essentially, leaders should ask powerful questions to help teams/individuals find the solution for themselves instead of just answering…

Managers vs Leaders

A recent article about Zappos going flat and getting rid of managers caused me all sorts of conflicting feelings.  So let’s break it down. What I love: The concept of leaders over managers.  The article points out “its not leaderless”.…