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How To Make This The Best Year Yet

January 5, 2014

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Cyclists on a long straight road

A friend shared this quote on Facebook on New Year’s Day, which I also thought was the right optimism to start the year.  Over the last two weeks, I hope you found some time to reflect on the past year and think about your values and strengths. Now is the time to decide on where you […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: Scrum-ban-planning, Outsourcing, And Being Awesome

December 31, 2013

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Metro arrow pointing to the left

Outside of the daily blogging I did in November, I struggled with posting a monthly article for most of 2013. Still, this year Sockets and Lightbulbs continued to grow with 44% more views and, more importantly, a 243% increase in followers on WordPress.com and email. Thank you so much! Reading, liking, commenting and sharing and sharing my […]

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Perfection is…

December 1, 2013

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Woman in pink coat skating

Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is. – Dragos Roua It’s Super Quote Sunday and this is a great quote for wrapping up National Blog Posting Month. Writing every day certainly gave me a lot of practice and was even fun. In the photo I am practicing my skating moves. Since […]

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Laura Trice: Remember To Say Thank You

November 29, 2013

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girl holding thank you sign

Since it is Thanksgiving Weekend in the US, it’s a good time for all of us to get in touch with our gratitude and to remember to say thank you. This classic video from TED 2008 muses on the power of saying and hearing “Thank You”. Enjoy! More articles on giving thanks: A Week Of […]

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My Favourite Interview Question For New Grads

November 26, 2013

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While it is important to test new graduates on their knowledge of the fundamentals skills needed for the job, it is even more important to see how they think on their feet. The reality is that they will have to tackle the unknown at work on a daily basis. Unfortunately, not all academic programs do a […]

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Performance Reviews From A Manager’s Perspective

November 22, 2013

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performance evaluations

It’s Performance Review season, also known as Evaluations, so I am fielding a lot of questions about what will or will not be evaluated or what the best approach is to take with the self-evaluation. In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share some insight into the process from a manager’s perspective. […]

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