Category Archives: Leadership

A Leadership Philosophy

I think it is critically important for every good leader to have a core set of beliefs about how they go about being a leader – a leadership philosophy.  Having an explicit philosophy provides consistency and purpose to the direction … Continue reading

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Complimentary Power

It has been a few years now since I read First, Break All the Rules, but I remember it as one of those books that made an impression on me when I first read it, so I recently picked it … Continue reading

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Adding (or Subtracting) Energy

Do you add energy to the organization, or do you absorb energy from it?  Or maybe you don’t do either one. I started my blog a long time ago with the intention of focusing primarily on leadership, but most of my … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge? Anyone?

Many things about software development are unique, and attempts to apply techniques or thinking from other endeavors lead down the wrong path.  But there are quite a few things that are pretty universal, and I want to comment on a … Continue reading

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Have You Failed Lately?

Since we all want to be successful, failure must be bad.  At the very least, if you fail at something, you are obviously not being successful, and maybe it will make others feel that you are incompetent, not talented, or … Continue reading

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Catalyst for Change

There’s turmoil in the financial markets and lots of uncertainty in the world right now.  The world economy is in a major recession. The media is full of dire news.  As a result, our customers are spending less. I don’t … Continue reading

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