Category: Misc

  • Resources for all areas of tech leadership

    Resources for all areas of tech leadership

    Do you have a list of articles you go back to that you find useful for guidance and reminders? I do, across all areas of tech leadership, there’s a lot of great resources out there! Mine are saved on github so it’s easy for me to find and update. I’m sharing it here in case…

  • Organize your new hire onboarding tasks

    Organize your new hire onboarding tasks

    Setting a good impression for new hires is important, we also want to show that we’re organized and prepared as a new person starts their journey with us. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, with our busy days it’s not easy to pass on information in a structured way. At times I’ve forgotten to share…

  • Take yourself seriously

    Take yourself seriously

    I can really relate to this Medium post – Do You Take Yourself Seriously? It was part of the thinking I had for my Be yourself post. It’s difficult to imagine how many brilliant ideas never happened because they were kept silent. I’m pretty sure my ideas would have amazed lots of people…hmmmmm! Maybe only…

  • Be yourself

    Be yourself

    It can be exciting pretending to be someone else, a chance to forget about ourselves for a moment and get immersed into another character. This can be hard work though, constantly overriding our natural personality would cause a cognitive strain. Actors have the ability to switch between characters, although I’m sure this can’t be easy…

  • Say Hi and wait for a reply

    Say Hi and wait for a reply

    Maybe it’s that time of the year as we reflect but I remembered another annoyance to add the my first – Ask a question, then keep talking! This one is with instant messaging! Have you ever got back to your desk to find an instant message where the only message is “Hi” that’s been sitting…

  • The ever-growing TODO list

    The ever-growing TODO list

    It’s been a number of weeks now since my last post, although I’ve been trying to blog regularly sometimes it drops down on my list of priorities! I do enjoy blogging, it helps me think about situations outside of the busy work life and often helps me put things in perspective or even see a…

  • Ask a question, then keep talking!

    Ask a question, then keep talking!

    You start out with a question… “How is the migration project going?” But then you keep talking! “…I was talking to Bob and he says there are few questions that still need to be answered before we can progress” What happens is they begin to answer your question but then have to stop because you’re…

  • Understanding how our cognitive resources are being used up

    Understanding how our cognitive resources are being used up

    Psychology and mental health issues are being discussed more now as our understanding improves. As awareness grows organisations are recognizing how the culture they create can directly impact the mental health of employees. Cognitive resources play an essential part of this and in our daily health, abuse of these resources could result in serious problems…

  • What are you reading?

    What are you reading?

    Reading was never something I enjoyed growing up, I lost interest too easily and never finished any books. In my late teens I started reading horror books, I enjoyed those! At one point I got through all of James Herbert’s and most of Clive Barker’s books. I’m not sure what it was about horror books…