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Entries in leadership (9)

Tuesday
Jan182011

The Feeling of Great

Here’s what is different about the path to greatness, as opposed to the treadmill of mere goodness.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The Tragic Treadmill of "Good"

Here is a checklist of indicators that you are on that tragic treadmill…on the hard path to something good, rather than the joyful path to something great.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

It's Been Quiet...Too Quiet

Why haven’t I been posting? Well, just between you and I, I’ve been working on a start-up, and much of my noticing, understanding, and critiquing of what I see in the industry is now through that lens.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

The Heart of Architecture

Software Architects I know advise that architecture is more of a communication challenge than a technical challenge.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Top 10 Faulty Feature Justification Phrases

The top ten list of characteristic phrases used to justify inclusion of a feature, which are often flimsy, worrisome, and downright dangerous. There’s also some guidance for how to deal with each situation.

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Monday
Aug092010

Making Meetings Mean Something

How to have meetings that don't suck.

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Monday
Aug022010

Managing Developer Dissension

What if two camps vehemently disagree on an item of architecture or implementation and can't get through it. How would I deal with this, if I were THE BOSS.

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Tuesday
Jul062010

Bootstrapping the High Performance Team  

The differences between traditional and high-performance teams (HPTs) are immense. These differences represent a 180-degree change in culture and belief sets. Once people have experienced working on a high performance team, they will go to incredible lengths to recreate that situation for themselves. Many experience it as the difference between joy and misery.

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Tuesday
Jul062010

Support, Structure, Challenge

These are the things that I (and everyone) need from our work environment (including the people around us): Support: The resources, authority, and external validation necessary to enable me to get the job done. Structure: Definition of what, when, who and how that constrain (and therefore guide) me in getting my job done. Challenge: Some amount of newness, unknowness, and audaciousness that makes this edgy for me.

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