Plan

Over the course of my career I have worked with many different managers and product development teams. They are all different and unique. But there is one constant predictor of success for a project - how well planning is applied. And this does not just mean for the project teams themselves, but to a whole organization... Continue Reading →

Gossiping

With the news today that The President of the United States is sharing information with foreign powers, I'm prompted to discuss the issue of gossiping. Information feels like power, and there is nothing like having information that you think no one else has, and showing off by sharing it. It does make you feel more... Continue Reading →

Tools and Methods

One of the responsibility of a manager is to build the capability of a team of individuals. Especially in highly competitive environments, it is necessary to always seek ways to get work done faster with less effort. The teams that do this best usually arm their company with a competitive edge. These 'ways' can mean... Continue Reading →

Politics

Whoever heard of office politics as something that is said in a constructive manner? In my experience if you are really good at your job, the work that you do speaks for itself. Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. Proverbs... Continue Reading →

Priorities, Priorities

It is essential to ensure that you invest money, time and effort first to that which ensures a return. After that, once a return on investment is in play,  you can spend money on things you need or want. If you own a farm, this means get the fields ready to ensure harvest will come.... Continue Reading →

Don’t be a Slacker

How you work and the attention you pay to your tasks when no one is watching defines you and your work ethic. If you act and work one way when being watched, but work a different more detached way when you are on your own, then watch out. I have plenty of examples of people... Continue Reading →

Working and Caring

What is the modern equivalent of this? The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 What does it mean to work it and care care of it? Where the 'it' is the Garden of Eden. To plant seeds? To turn... Continue Reading →

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