I live in software where buzzwords abound and I can barely stand them. But – “Bleeding Edge” – this one gets me all the time. What we want to write code that is bleeding off the edge of a knife? Did someone die for our software to compile? Are we attacking Orcs at dawn? When I ship this code do I make a blood sacrifice to the elders of my keyboard? Oh wait, is this…

Every day, you’re in a box. You’re on who knows how many calls per day that are in a box. Whether you’re on video or whether it’s your name in a black box. It’s a box. And that is what you have, at your disposal to get people wanting to hear what you have to say, in a sea of more and more boxes. Blurred backgrounds and pictures of beaches aren’t going to help you.…

A conduit is a pipe, it is a delivery system for getting work done and shipping materials from Point A to Point B. That is their job, and as a leader, that is a part of your job to. Working with your team to get Code from A to B. Growing your team from C to D. Implementing Innovation from E to F. Not everyone knows the path, the direction, the pipe they need to…

Sometimes it’s all you can do, is close your eyes, plug your nose and take that leap. Whether it’s into the water, a new project, a new initiative with your team, we can agonize over that decision to start when all we need to do is close our eyes, clear our mind and make that one final leap. That moment between you leaping into the air and before you hit the water is one of…

When you work side-by-side with people, there is a hum and rhythm that helps you organize and deliver your work. It’s not a push, but an ongoing nudge that says – “this is the way to do it” or “this is what we should be working on” – it can manifest as simply leaning your chair back and asking someone for 5 seconds of advice. Right now if you were to lean your chair back,…