This article and the video it prefaces drove one of the personal breakthroughs I had after I quit working at a very large online travel company. What I took away from this was: I am not the smartest person in the room. Just get over it. The best results from a group of smart people […]
Wait, what? Did you hear a “No” in your group? Is that person saying “no” a negative person who will drag the rest of your team down and infect them with doubt? Maybe your team will turn on that person, and burn them out of the picture. It happens all the time. Lots of leaders refuse […]
This article articulates a trend that I have seen grow over the past 30 years as a professional. It scares me. All I can recommend is that you read this article all the way through before commenting. I believe it to be very important and worth a lot of discussion, even argument. Here’s the link […]
One of the fundamental principles of Agile work, no matter what flavor you use. Beyond a very small amount, context switching eats productivity. This comic pretty much sums it up – This strikes me as funny coming from an admitted “serial interrupter” – Success Without Testosterone – Confession: I am a serial interrupter.
How to Consistently Hire Remarkable Data Scientists – First Round Review. Yes, this article focuses on the Big Data disciplines, but read it carefully whether you hire them or any other role. The principles in this article are easy to tease out from the Data Science specific parts. I was also privileged enough to experience […]
This is a really important set of discoveries about how we think. The recommendations also fly in the face of many a manager’s personal philosophies. When you, “must be able to manage multiple competing priorities”, then you will only succeed if you insist on serializing that workload as much as you can. Why the modern world […]
This article – How to debunk false beliefs without having it backfire – Vox. The fundamental guidance here is to – “Affirm that they’re not idiots… [so] that they don’t feel attacked” – I’ll add that you can never convince anyone of anything by treating them like idiots, let alone your sponsors “… you can avoid […]