Since when does absence of evidence equate to evidence of absence?Prince Ea
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur and Business Owner
A powerful way of doing basic process improvement is to map out a process visually and then improve it. In other words, staple yourself (metaphorically, not physically!) to a work item and watch it flow (or not). Improve your work by stapling yourself to it
Sounds simple but it can be hard to achieve in practice.
Oh a new toy!
Robocop, Movie, 1987
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart Becoming a manager is a hard job. Most people become managers after being great individual contributors. The transition from maker to manager can be … Read moreThe transition from maker to manager
“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
― Judy Blume, Author
Running your own public conference can be a great way to give back to your community, grow your team’s presentation skills and stand out in a busy market as a company for people to come and work for. Here are 3 reasons to run your own technology conference. This is exactly why we ran Wroclaw … Read more3 Reasons to run your own technology conference
Some people aren’t natural sharers…..of information that is. And in the business world this lack of sharing of information and knowledge can have a profound effect.
People often don’t share for nothing other than they just don’t think about it, or see the point in it. It’s not usually them being malicious. It’s not for personal gain. It’s not for trading. It’s simply because most people don’t realise the value of sharing. They aren’t natural sharers.
When hiring it’s rare to be able to offer so much money that salary is not an issue. Few companies can do this.
If you’re not working in one of these companies, then the reality is most of your competition can offer the same money, if not a tempting shade more.
One of your major opportunities as a manager is to develop the people in your team.
People need to feel like the job develops them.