Are You Aware That You Lack Awareness?

Recently I took a very interesting training class.  As part of that class, we had to sit still in the room for 8 minutes with our eyes closed and become aware of sensations in our body.  How hard can that be right?  Yep, it was easy.  I was hungry, maybe a bit tired, and eventually…


How Important is the "How"?

Do you know the best way to succeed in your career?  To stand out in the crowd?  To prove your capabilities?  Well sure, that’s by showing results, a ton of results!  You work long hours and stay focused on getting your deliverables done.  Right?  Well, have you considered the possibility that showing results isn’t the…


What are your intentions?

When it comes to determining someone’s intentions, it’s fairly easy to do after a few drinks and a walk back to your apartment with someone you just met at the bar.  But let’s not go there.  🙂  Knowing someone’s intentions becomes much more difficult in a work setting.  What if the scope of your work…


Being Social with Me, Myself, and I

It all started with a training class I took.  We spent three days learning about better manager skills.  On the last day, we had to send a letter to ourselves and put it in a self-addressed envelope.  We could write about anything but we were supposed to mostly focus on what skills we wanted to…

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Present it well and they’ll ask for more!

 Whether you are a manager or an engineer, everyone needs to have some competency in presenting their ideas.  Presentation skills are critical in influencing others, articulating complex ideas, and addressing large groups of people.  Even if you spend your days confined to your office writing code or finding bugs, at some point, you will…

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Speak up to succeed

Speaking up in meetings seems like such an easy and somewhat insignificant task.  But in fact, many people do not say a word while in meetings and never think about the ramifications of this.  No matter what profession you are in within the software industry, you will find that career growth into the higher levels…

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