Category Archives: Leadership

Stunning Possibilities with The Growth Mindset

The main message so far* in the book, Mindset (by Carol Dweck) is that your intelligence and mental ability is like a muscle: it’s not a fixed thing that you’re dealt at birth. Like a muscle, if you work hard … Continue reading

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My own measuring stick

We have a tendency to think that what we’re good at is intrinsically more important or valuable than things others are good at. This alienates the very ones who would be the most help to us (and us to them). … Continue reading

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Lessons From Some Indie Sci-Fi

A technical blog I follow recently posted a side-note about some indie sci-fi books he was enjoying. I started reading the David Birkenhead series and I found it so exciting that I finished the series as far is available so … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Integrity

A quick check of where we’re at in this large book. The main structure starts inward-most and works out: Self trust (credibility). Integrity. ← You are here. Intent. Capabilities. Results. Relationship trust. Organizational trust. Market trust. Societal trust. Integrity vs. … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Individual Credibility

The Speed of Trust appears from here to be broken down into Five Waves of trust; these waves move from the inner-most out. That is, it begins with changing yourself, then working out to the people you interact most often … Continue reading

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Book: Notes to a Software Team Leader

I heard about this new book, Notes to a Software Team Leader, on a podcast on my way to work this morning. Below is the “Manifesto” of the book; upon reading it I feel the book has potential to have … Continue reading

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Giving Yourself a Job

In 1950 in New York, looking for a job consisted of catching a subway at 6:30 to pick up a copy of the New York Times, searching the classifieds, and then pursuing the most promising opportunities. After doing this for … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Chapter 2

There were two points in the second chapter of The Speed of Trust that had an impact on me. Stewardship and Accountability I learned in this chapter that the Stephen Covey who wrote this book is the son of the … Continue reading

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"Please Prepay"

Yesterday’s post about The Speed of Trust hit me in a new way this morning when I was filling up with gas. The sign on the pump said, “Please Prepay.” Wow, does that slow things down, doesn’t it? Instead of … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust: Chapter 1

I’m slowly picking my way through Stephen Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust. In chapter one Stephen makes a compelling argument that trust makes a very real difference in the amount of time and money required to get work done. … Continue reading

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