Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- Ignore that nagging voice that says you're not good enough, and just push through
- Psych yourself up - act confident, and you will be confident
- Look for support from friends and family
- Realize that people who seem to be very confident or arrogant aren't always smarter!
- Seek mentors, colleagues, and managers who give positive feedback but also are critical sometimes
- Force yourself to take on some uncomfortable things that you know are good for you, it will get easier
- Mentor others to help them get over their imposter syndrome, it will help both them and you
- Grow old enough not to care :)
- As a leader, bring up the next generation of leadership. Bring your A game every day, and help others bring their A game as well. If you build a good relationship with people, they are more likely to be influenced by you.
- Everyone has the ability to influence, they just may not know it. You are always influencing your family and friends, think how you do it and extend that to your work life.
- Everyone has some area they are very good at. Make sure you pick a job that utilizes this super power and use it to your advantage. This will help you be successful in a natural way.
- If you are struggling with something, tell people about it. Invariably someone will connect you with someone else who can help. People like to help.
- If you want people to act a certain way around you, you need to role model that behavior yourself.
- Have a passion for what you do, and stick with it. You'll be less nervous at the risks, more focused on the objectives, people will see when you really want something and they'll want to help you.
- When someone recognizes your accomplishments, don't be too humble and trivialize it, just say "thank you".
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
just read an interesting article referenced from slashdot: Maker's schedule, Manager's schedule.
to summarize, the writer claims managers (and those in power) operate in hour-long chunks, by default they change what they're doing every hour. on the other hand, makers operate in half-day chunks. when their half-day chunk is slashed in the middle by a meeting, productivity decreases by more than that 1 hour.
this is very interesting for me to read! being a maker, i do feel a sense of exhilaration when i know i have a few hours to devote on something (code, debug, or even making an architectural diagram). however, that happens very rarely nowadays. i find myself having to context switch between many meetings and tasks constantly, and wonder if that's a sign that i am getting more senior or just not being as productive as i can be..
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wholy smoke I just noticed I have not updated this since the Clintons were in the Whitehouse... You would not believe I'm normally a control freak. I hope you still love me!.I am hopped up on caffeine with discovering time doesn't stand still, being distracted by the shiny, just generally being a nuisance to anyone unfortunate to cross my path, my day is passing in a blur from dawn to dusk. I am plotting and planning. but who cares.I absolutely, positively promise I will make more of an effort to blog more often until the nice men in the white coats come back. You have my word! Don't hold your breath though, you're likely to turn blue..