Driving a 10p Nail with a Screwdriver.
An enjoyable experience. Like a ham sandwich enjoys talking about mustard, I always enjoy talking about mentorship. Some might say that I obsess about this topic just a smidge too much. My colleagues will vouch for the too much part. One such discussion put a bee in my bonnet and sent me trotting…
Yoda and why Corp Mentorship Programs fall short
Importance of Mentorship Most of us understand that the benefits of mentorship are many and significant. Mentee’s have benefited from personal and professional growth, while organizations have increased retention rates, productivity and proficiency, and improved overall engagement. …
Small Gifts Provide Joy for a Lifetime — Are you one of those addicted to the feeling you get when you help someone? I certainly am, and I know exactly when that addiction started. I learned the truth about that feeling in the sixth grade. At the time, I had been taking piano lessons for several years. I…
It seems to follow, that if becoming “truly knowledgeable” is an impossible task (even for the greatest philosophers who ever lived), then learning for the goal of becoming “knowledgeable”, before we allow ourselves to do something, in many cases, is an illogical goal.
Great article - easy read with lots for thought provoking comments!
Great article - easy read with lots for thought provoking comments! - Over the course of my experience, I have learned that the flip side of your comments about being knowledgable are is also true. Ignorance can best be defined as the belief he/she knows everything possible about a given subject w/o any true learning or experience (acting) Thanks again for a great early morning coffee read!
…ember two things about decision-making in business. One, a bad decision is better than no decision, and two, there’s no such thing as a final decision.
Thanks for a great article!
Thanks for a great article! This last point is the one that I try to impress on Leaders. /Managers repeatedly. Make sure you understand how easy it may be to change the decision. If possible - reframe the decision as an experiment - Define success (write it down) and pay attention to the results. Usually, the team performs better, and ultimately the customer benefits - from a couple of failed experiments!
… point of this question is to find the developer whose hobby is their passion. I want the tinkerer. By far, in my experience, the best developers are people who spend large chunks of their spare time advancing themselves.
If you’re going to accept, remember this one thing: get a confirmation in writing. Words have no value, if someone promises a promotion in exchange for a few months of extra time, they can easily forget they ever said it. You have to avoid falling for the “your word against their word” trap, you’ll never win that one. However, if you have a very specific email where you state what you’re going to be doing and what t…
Companies, please, stop asking that silly question. Change it up for something more relevant, like asking for the type of value you expect to add. Anything really that doesn’t force people to a…
This is a great point about a terrible, though often asked question.
This is a great point about a terrible, though often asked question. In todays tech market in particular a great response might be "Please tell me why I should work here, tell me how you will nurture, develop, and grow my talents. Tell me how you will ensure that my time spent here will be fulfilling" Just saying :)