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A good leader knows when to gear up. They know when there is work to do. If they don’t know what it is going to take, they know how to figure it out. They don’t have their finger on the pulse, their team is the pulse and they live and breath it. They know when it’s time to drop a gear and go faster and they know when it’s time to hit the higher ones.…

Some considerations to think of when looking for a mentor; They don’t have to be in your field of study.They do need to call you out when you have done things wrong and push you to fix them.They need to keep you on point.They need to have time to work with you.They are not there to do the work.They need to have a plan to help you grow.If they can’t help you they will redirect…

Sticking the Landing is what gymnasts do when they perform a complicated trick and land perfectly (preferably without breaking an ankle). Everything up to that point is evaluated but what matters is ” Can they Stick the Landing?” Can they finish it with a flawless ending. And you know when the gymnast has stuck it because their smile lights up the stadium – it’s that good. If you want the higher score, if you want…

If someone doesn’t want to be lead, you won’t be able to lead them. If they don’t want your guidance, they won’t take it. No matter how much they might need it (whether it’s your opinion or there’s). What is one to do when this happens? Show up. Be consistent. Remind them you are here, remind them you can help them, remind them you can support them. Even after all this, they still might not…

When I ask a developer where they are at in their work, I’m not looking for the rosy picture, the hopeful optimist or any other unicorn answer. I’m asking for where they think they are and what they have left to do. To be honest, I’d rather they lean to the side of being a little more realistic (or if you want to call that negative). Why do I want this? So I can provide…