Tag Archives: management

Don’t Confuse Motion And Progress

May 14, 2014


“Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” ~Alfred Montapert As leaders, we love, no, need to see that things are making progress. If we don’t see any progress, we might get impatient and start taking action to get things moving again. This is where we need to keep […]

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A Few Favorite Management Books

January 7, 2014


Bookshelf mural made of ceramic tile

I have been reading William Ury’s The Power of a Positive No and enjoying it a lot. I plan on writing a full review once I am finished reading it. I think it is one of those few books that will leave a last impression on me, which inspired me to put together this gallery of […]

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

December 31, 2013


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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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Power Of Quiet Reflection

December 22, 2013

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Valley view of El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker The end of the year can be crazy with family and social obligations, retail madness and annual indulgences. If is also the time to reflect on the past year and think about the year to come. […]

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[Reblog] Don’t Marry Someone You Intend to Change

November 27, 2013


This article partly inspired yesterday’s post on my favourite interview question for new grads. It is so important to hire the right people for the job. The candidate’s strengths need to be a fit for the position and, if he/she is able to learn quickly and autonomously any missing skills can easily be trained. If […]

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My Favourite Interview Question For New Grads

November 26, 2013


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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