Life is Too Short

Early in my career, I worked under a manager who exemplified the Dilbert Principle: “The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management." I really didn’t like the man, personally or professionally. His incompetence was legendary. Mistakes were named after...

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Resources for the Reluctant Leader

Here are some resources from my "Guide to Leadership for the Reluctant Leader" keynote presented at Scenic City Summit 2017. Slides View the slides on SpeakerDeck. Recommended Books "The Leadership Journey" by Jim Holmes "The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues" by Patrick Lencioni...

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How I Consume Twitter

I keep the people I follow to around 256. That's a good, nerdy number for me. And, it's still manageable to keep up with all the tweets in this group, most of the time. I use Twitter lists to categorize other accounts I want to follow. I use Tweetbot for...

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Community Spotlight: Scott Hanselman

Scott has been one of my community heroes for many, many years. I've long admired his writing skills, public speaking, humor, podcasts, and all the other outlets of his talents. Scott has inspired me to endeavor many things in the developer community, including writing, speaking, and being active on social...

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Community Spotlight: Alan Stevens

It is my pleasure to present this community tribute to the beloved Alan Stevens, written by guest author Matt Groves. The first time I ever saw Alan Stevens was over 8 years ago. It was during a critical time in my life where I was finishing my MBA, my first...

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Community Spotlight: Kevin Griffin

I first met Kevin when he was heading up INETA, the now defunct International .NET Association. INETA was instrumental in helping me on both sides of the community table. As a speaker, INETA helped me speak at a lot of user groups within driving distance. It wasn't a lot of...

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