Remember when we all gathered in masses to see bands play live? We’ve all met these types of people before. The random stranger who walks by you after leaving screams, “that band was awesome!” Yeah, dude. We were in there with you just now. You don’t need to tell us something we all just witnessed. […]Read more "It’s Okay To Talk About How Terrible 2021 Was -Now We Need to figure out what to do next"
Have you ever left a meeting wondering why nobody gave your idea consideration? It’s a tough spot to be in, and I would like to discuss what happens as a result.Read more "Why Do I Constantly Feel My Ideas Are Dumb?"
I’m a member of the last generation to know life before the Internet. I’ve been able to witness how people have managed to craft personas based on their time spent online. This didn’t happen on purpose, of course. We saw this raw nerve connected to a network of other nerve endings capable of anything. Had […]Read more "What’s Your Transformation Persona?"
Ethics: moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. — Oxford Dictionary One of my favorite improvements to running conferences (when we used to attend those in person) was adding a code of conduct. It was clear the behavior of a few dictated the need for everyone to play by […]Read more "Do We Really Need a Code of Ethics in Agile Coaching?"
This weekend I watched Just Mercy, an amazing story of a lawyer who went to bat for people who needed an advocate for them on death row. At the end of the movie, the lawyer played by Michael B. Jordan said, “We can’t change the world with only ideas in our minds. We need conviction […]Read more "Trying To Make Sense of What’s Going On Around Me…"
As I type this opener, I’ve snuck out of my house to a secluded bench in East Dallas near the lake I love. It’s a beautiful spring day that would normally have the bike and running path filled with attempted fitness seekers like myself. Picnics should be occurring at the Arboretum, and the Farmer’s Market […]Read more "Random Thoughts From My Quarantine"
My friend Kirby and I were chatting several years ago. We were both project managers running teams at a mobile dev shop having the time of our lives. We had a lot of things in common that we felt made us successful. Passionate, organized, and great with clients. Team members really enjoyed being with us […]Read more "What A Complex Relationship With Emotions Has Meant To Me"
Like many of you, I got into this business by accident. I started in IT around the time of the iPhone release. I became obsessed with mobile technology. This site began to write about the growing industry. Even co-wrote a now out-of-date book on building apps. I spent years in the startup world. Small teams […]Read more "Here’s How I Changed The Way I Fight"
Gulp. You’re project is behind schedule. Funding didn’t get approved for your pet initiative. Contract isn’t going to be renewed. Company is downsizing. The feature you were sure was going to be a hit is a dud. I could go on, but you get the point. Bad news: Any information which adversely and seriously affects an […]Read more "How Do You Share Bad News?"
There aren’t many people from college I keep up with anymore. Just a few close buddies that I spent almost every day of life with for a few years. After graduation, we would call often, even do group calls to laugh at each other. Then when one of us would get engaged or have a […]Read more "When Is Your Team Ready To Leave The Nest?"