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Current Mission Statement

When I read the book “7 habits of highly-effective people”, I remember my reaction to the suggestion about having a “personal mission statement”.  It struck me as being a little silly.  Am I really going to do that with all … Continue reading

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Letting go, delegating, managing

Let’s just say that you are a programmer, or server admin or just about anything, and you are really good at what you do. Usually, this means that you are a person “who gets things done”. This also usually means … Continue reading

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The bus stop, by your desk

Software development projects often seem to get lead by non-developers. It is not a big surprise, considering the fact that developers really just love to develop.  Anything else (like timelines, budgets, and resources) are just distractions. VPs really care about some boring … Continue reading

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Boss or Legend

In my career, I’ve had two really good bosses. I really enjoyed working for each. When I think back on both of those two bosses, I know there were a lot of things that went really well with both of … Continue reading

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The right time to panic – Part 2

*** Disclaimer: This is not about my current job. Carry on. *** In part 1, we looked at emergencies in IT departments and discussed some ways to handle things. In this part, I would like to talk about [what to … Continue reading

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Talking too much, not enough

I’m sure that you’ve been around people with tremendous social stamina. I have a few friends like that. When they are in the room, you are lucky to get a word in edgewise. I can’t compete with them. That is … Continue reading

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The risk of helping others

In my career, I have mentored a few people. I was glad to do it. Deep down inside I feel obliged to “pay it forward”. After all, I didn’t earn all of my answers the hard way. Maybe only a … Continue reading

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