10 Personal Productivity Tools from Agile Results

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.“ — Lao Tzu The best productivity tools are the ones you actually use and get results. I’ll share some quick personal productivity tools from Agile Results, introduced in the book, Getting Results the Agile Way. Agile Results is a Personal Results System for work and life, and…


Your New Technical Skills

One of the struggles a developer faces when moving up the ladder is how to keep their technical skills. If they are used to being a high-performing, individual contributor, and a technical go-to resource, this is especially challenging. Why? Because the job is different, now. It’s no longer about how awesome your developer skills are. …


Teach the World Your Skills in a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”  — Gustave Flaubert An important aspect of personal effectiveness and career development is learning business skills for a technology-centric world. I know a lot of developers figuring out how to share their expertise in a mobile-first, cloud-first…


Personal Effectiveness Toolbox

“Private Victory precedes Public Victory. Algebra comes before calculus.” – Stephen Covey At last.  It’s here.  It’s my Personal Effectiveness Toolbox: Personal Effectiveness Toolbox It’s the real deal.  This is my hand-picked collection of principles, patterns, practices, and tools to help you make the most of what you’ve got. My Personal Effectiveness Toolbox is a…


3 Fights Each Day

“Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.” ― Brandon Sanderson Every day presents us with new challenges.  Whether it’s a personal struggle, or a challenge at work, or something that requires you to stand and deliver. To find your strength….