Great article this morning from IT News on when being a CIO is a bad thing. Personally making it to CIO is one of my goals, but we adopt an approach locally that if we are going to promote someone into a role, we want them to be able to move into a Coca Cola […]
Great article from @stevesi on creating barriers to efficiency in your team. A lot of people see this sort of roadblock as some sort of reinforcement to their own importance, but the reality is that if you hold your people back from doing their job you are directly impacting on their ability to deliver success. […]
One of my friends was describing to me an experience that they had with their General Manager recently. They have just received a new Regional Manager and were asked by them to prepare a presentation on their business. Obviously at any level being asked to prepare a presentation for ‘management’ is a big deal. We did something […]
General Powell has been on my wall for a week or two now and every time I find myself overly busy, this quote helps. I actually lent this one out to one of my managers yesterday.
I have to say its all been about the destination for me, but I do try to enjoy the journey, actually some days I miss it. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130328160626-2293107-what-s-your-career-path-journey-or-destination?trk=eml-mktg-condig-0108-p1
General Yeager on doing your best.
I spoke recently about my plans for mid term reviews this year. Mid term reviews are a crucial part of letting a tech know how they are progressing and reminding them that what is cool and interesting may not actually be what was agreed as in the business interests at the start of the year. […]