CategoryGrowth

The Hard thing about Communities

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The thing about community, the really hard thing about community, is that we all want to be part of one and benefit from what it has to offer. On the outside, it is a great idea and we want to share in the wealth and prosperity of the community, we all want to be a part of it. The easy thing is contributing to the community because when you are contributing to the community, you no longer worry...

Interviewing Yourself

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If you’re stuck for ideas on what you should be doing next, try interviewing yourself. Not, looking the mirror and giving yourself one of those hardened looks for you to power through and get the job done, but interview yourself, with questions that might provoke answers that you might not have already considered. A good idea is to put yourself on stage, at a conference, at a talk and...

I’ll Miss Tying the Skates

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When I don’t have to tie them anymore, I will miss all the times I got to tie their skates. And in leading your team, pushing them on, growing them, what are you going to miss when you finish this next project? Deliver this next product? And if you know you’re going to miss it, what are you going to do differently today to get the most out of it? Share this:Click to share on Facebook...

Who Do We Want to be When We Grow Up?

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This is the best way to start off a discussion with your team that in one simple question posits three in their own mind. Where are we now? Where do we want to go? Are we taking the right steps to get there? It’s the kick-off to any discussion on who you want to your team to be and how you want them to do it. The What will come as a result of asking them this question. Share this:Click to...

Always Rebooting?

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If you are consistently restarting a project, starting a class over, wiping your IDE to start afresh page of code the problem might be in not understanding what you’re actually trying to deliver. When we don’t know what someone wants at the end, we keep adding stuff until it looks like something no one would want – so we REBOOT – and start again. And then we start doing a...

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