Year: 2021

  • 5 Qualities Great Leaders Have

    5 Qualities Great Leaders Have

    We need leaders who add value to the people and the organization they lead; who work for the benefit of others and not just for their own personal gain. Leaders who inspire and motivate, not intimidate and manipulate; who live with people to know their problems in order to solve them and who follow a…

  • Investing time wisely

    Investing time wisely

    Thinking about time amazes me, memories of growing up seem so long ago but that is probably my age! Sometimes we wish time would go more quickly, other times we want to savour special moments. But time can also be frightening when you know you can’t get it back. This is why time is often…

  • The bane of filler words

    The bane of filler words

    How many times have you listened to someone talking and you hear “er”, “um”, “uh”, “ah”, or “like” every other sentence? These are ‘filler words’ and I want to declare war against them! They stand out to me now, whether it’s conversations with friends, live interviews on the TV or people giving public talks, it…

  • LeadDev – Motivating Engineering Teams

    LeadDev – Motivating Engineering Teams

    LeadDev recently hosted a panel discussion on ‘Creating and sustaining motivation in your engineering team’. I recommend listening as many topical points were covered that may spark ideas around motivation in your teams. My takeaways: Motivation can be considered on 3 levels: Individual, Team, and Organisational. Fairness – there should be an appearance of fairness.…