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What does that sound like to you? The sound of a keyboard furiously hitting the keys? The sound of a chainsaw revving up? The sound of knuckles cracking? The sound of laughter and excitement? The sound of silence? Whatever it is, we all have them, they are the sounds that when we hear them, we know amazing work is going to get done, be produced and wow us. Find your sounds.

Pushing out a meeting once is okay, acceptable, go for it, do it. Pushing it out twice, that should raise eyebrows and prompt questions. Why? What do you need? How can we help? Pushing it out a third time? Before you click send, look at that meeting, will it actually happen by that time? Do people need to know that it’s scheduled to feel safe about what they are doing? All you are producing at…

At some point in a remote meeting, depending on the complexity of the topic, not everyone is going to get it. That’s life, it’s going to happen. You can sit there trying to explain it for the fifth time or you can pull up the crappiest, most basic Paint program and draw it out for them. I swear, I have pulled up Visio, Figma, different drawing programs, UML diagrams, etc, etc – sometimes they work,…

Team Meetings are tricky to run because invariably it interrupts someone’s day when they are deep into a problem. I’ve been on all sides of a team meeting and know this to be the case. But it’s a necessity when you have more than one person on your team (that means you). It’s a check-in to make sure everyone is on the right thing, everyone is pushing forward and if people need help, they are…

I don’t like have meetings for the sake meetings. But I do like getting people in a room to discuss a problem, always ensuring it’s the right people. If it’s two developers working in the same area across one problem, let’s have a quick fifteen to talk about it. I like this, because inevitably, once we get into it, the magic starts and they begin to feed off of each other. Their ideas, their designs,…