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It’s been three months since I’ve said my token goodbyes to some very good friends from my old work. I’ve finally quit the old job after spending nearly a decade associated with them. It seems like I’m well on my way dissociating myself from...
Psychological safety

Psychological safety

Google shared “The five keys to a successful Google team.” I love reading these kinds of secret sauce that they claim make such organizations successful. Now, what’s supposed to be done with these kinds of information is to process them, reflect, see...
Bahala na

Bahala na

Any manager who doesn’t have a clear objective (or fail to communicate one) is destined for disappointment. It is critical to have a mutual understanding of expectations between team members when dealing with tasks. Some so-called managers don’t even...
Attack ka muna

Attack ka muna

We, old foggies, were transferred out to new assignments. That left some leadership void that (we are glad) our best people filled in. (I’d write about the Peter Principle some other time.) While part of letting your wards blossom is giving them space,...
Job hunting for the young ‘uns

Job hunting for the young ‘uns

So I’m helping out with recruitment and boy, do I really feel old(er). At this point, I am already an elder among young ‘uns at the office. I could really feel the generation thing happening as my kumpare, Kim, and I often share our peeves with managing...
Why not a project team draft?

Why not a project team draft?

We’re about to start a new development cycle at work and my fellow project leads and I were discussing how to we’d like to form our project teams. While we all desire a balanced matrix, one function head insists on going strong matrix where her team would...