Category: Leadership

Do You Hear What I Hear

Do you hear what I hear? Probably not! During meetings and conversations people are saying a lot and often times we are itching to talk. Many of us over speak the other person. I had a boss a few years

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Using Social Media in Toastmasters Clubs

Recently I had lead a Social Media workshop. Specifically what social media is and how to us it your clubs. Social media can help in your recruiting processes, education processes and in basic communication to members and non-members. Social media

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Development Team Relationships

This week I pushed out some old blogs outlining the relationships between senior and more junior developers. I did this because I thought it was very important to listen to each other. We can all learn from old and new

Posted in Developer, How To, Ideas, Junior, Leadership, Listening, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Senior, Skills, Team

Enhance Your Technology Career By Learning To Speak

Have you ever had a customer, co-worker or manager look at you as if you had two heads? When an IT Professional, speaks it is very important that who we speak to understands what we are saying. You cannot sell

Posted in Employment Search, Goals, How To, Ideas, interview, IT, job interview, Job Search, Jobs, Leadership, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, self-improvement, Success, Team, Technology Tagged with: , ,

Keeping a Cool Head

Recent events at work caused 3 days of fire fighting to keep systems going. It was a lot of work and was not easy. Stress levels were at an all-time high. While showing the rest of the staff that I

Posted in How To, Leadership, Manager, self-improvement, Success

Senior should be a Junior for a Day

There are times where a Senior Developer should take a step back and become a Junior Developer.  There are times when a Junior Developer can teach a Senior Developer new skill, thoughts and patterns.  Granted there are a fair number

Posted in Better Coding, How To, Ideas, IT, Junior, Leadership, Listening, Team Lead, Team Manager

IT Professional and Communication Skills

It is a well-known fact that Information Technology professionals are often lacking skills in the communication department. Almost every job posting lately had stated you must have good Oral and Written communication skills. This was not me; at least until

Posted in Developer, Goals, interview, IT, job interview, Leadership, Listening, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development

Be Kind to Those You Meet

You never know when you meet someone what they will be to you in your life. You may meet them in a service club, be a customer of yours, be a friend or an in-law. You just never know when

Posted in Balanced Life, Community, Ideas, Leadership, Listening, Love, Mentor, Personal Learning and Growth, Professional Development, Reflection, self-improvement, Tips

My Cover Letter

Dear Business Owners, Team Leaders and Information Officers; I am not just a developer.  I am a developer who can blend in with a team, lead a team and be part of a team.

Posted in #ldnont, Developer, interview, job interview, Jobs, Leadership, Listening, Reflection

Failure

Failure is an opportunity to find an alternate way of finding success. Dig deep, learn from the events and change. Through change, you can overcome failure. Change brings failure or success; it is a 50% wager. Evolve, learn and morph

Posted in evaluation, How To, Ideas, Leadership, Listening, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Success