Organization, Communication, and Superpowers: Top 10 Posts of 2014

With the rush that was 2014 coming to a close, it’s time for the Top 10 year-end review. Even with unpredictable posting, Sockets and Lightbulbs continued to grow in 2014, with 81% more views and 35% more followers. Thank you so much! Reading, liking, commenting and sharing my posts mean a lot and boost my motivation to keep writing. I hope you find my posts valuable.

As you reflect on the past year and think about your professional growth for 2015, take a look at these Top 10 posts written in 2014 to help you get organized, improve communication, inspire agility, and develop your career superpowers.

10. Project Management Lesson From Star Wars. A fun reminder on why we should continue to bring light to the dark side!

9. It’s All About… Career Superpowers. Eight superpowers and some communication tools to propel you through your career.

8. Pride And Joy Projects. Reflection on what makes a project to be proud of years after it’s done.

7. Agility At Spotify. Two inspiring videos on how Spotify has protected, evolved and scaled agility in their culture as the company grew to 1200 people in 30 countries.

6. How To Write Emails That Get Read. The principles of writing a concise, attention-grabbing message haven’t changed since the days when newspapers and magazines ruled the media. Here are some tips for writing emails that get read… and remembered.

5. Just A Little Respect Loyalty is returned when there is respect and honesty, which are the keys to trust.

4. So You Want To Get A Job Making Video Games. I am often asked about how to get into video game development. Here are some tips to help prepare yourself for a potential opportunity in the industry.

3. Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners: A Review. A review of a practical book on Scrum written by a fellow Agile blogger.

2. Don’t Confuse Motion With Progress. They are not the same. This post provides a few tips on how to effectively get your team back on track.

1. How To Use Kanban To Get Organized At Home. This is one of my most popular posts of all time! In 2013, a designer on my team gave me the ultimate compliment, which inspired me to find out how others use Kanban at home to get organized.

I hope 2015 brings you more personal growth, prosperity and, above all, happiness! Happy New Year, everyone!

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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One Comment on “Organization, Communication, and Superpowers: Top 10 Posts of 2014”

  1. milfordstreet Says:

    Congratulations on your progress in 2014. Here’s looking forward to 2015. Cheers


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