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Appreciating The “Slow Down”

I had a pretty good streak on the site last month. I managed to publish five posts. Yeah, not all that impressive, but that's one post over my goal of one per week. Not too…...
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Five Personal Values I Believe In

Recently, we had a leadership retreat at Synacy and part of the two-day activity was a personal values assessment (PVA) and sharing session. It turned out to be one of the most interesting parts. Aside…...
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Closing The Loop: Processes

To most, “closing the feedback loop” may sound like nothing more than management jargon. As a matter of fact, it is. But behind every management buzzword, there usually lies a simple truth that we could…...
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The Reading List: “Managing Humans”

Michael Lopp, also known as Rands from randsinrepose.com, uses sometimes-crude, but strangely elegant, humor to shed light on the way he perceives his work as an engineering manager. Subtitled "Biting and Humorous Tales of a…...
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A Safe Environment for Feedback

The company's general manager called me into his office, sat me down, and told me that one of my teammates had told him I was being too strict about them leaving the office early. He…...
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