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I stumbled across some very old books a few nights ago that related to the construction of houses.  It went deeper than books today have because the materials were different, whereas today there are myriad options of ways to build a house (and that which are still evolving), but when those books were written they were not. But what they built was solid. In building the future, it’s never a bad idea to consult the…

Every leader has the big goal at the back of their mind, the unseen goal, the one that doesn’t result in releases, bug fixes, accolades, or upgrades. It’s something bigger, something on a grander scale. Make our code better. Respond quickly to customer issues. Gain better code coverage. Ensure all aspects of the suite are covered. These are the goals that push the team forward and result in great releases, bug fixes, accolades, and upgrades.

Everyone has a niche, an area, they want to focus on and be great at. Most don’t know what it is, but it’s there, in the back of our minds, lurking, trying to find a way out, trying to figure its way out. Problem is, it takes forever, and even when we think we know where it is, it’s the wrong niche, so we become frustrated and stop searching. That’s the hard part about niches,…

Every Leader and Manager at some point is going to coach. They might not want to, but they are going to have to. So the question is, what kind of coach are you going to be? Are you going to listen to them? Are you going to demand and talk to them? Are you going to take ideas from them or direct your own? There are many types of coaching out there – you might…

The more you hold onto what you did wrong, the more it will consume you until you are stagnant, refusing to move, stuck in the position you are in, debating endlessly with the one person that has the potential to steer you in a different way. The mistake was made, move on, try again. It’s about what’s next, not what you did wrong that matters most.