Let Your Team Know It’s OK Not to be OK

Open up your go-to news site and you’ll see it. An outbreak that shows no signs of slowing down. Death tolls on the rise. Elected officials debating. Alcohol use up. Domestic violence increases. Children hungry because they’re not at school. Parents stressed because they’re trying to help teach their kids. Elderly dealing with loneliness inContinue reading “Let Your Team Know It’s OK Not to be OK”

Walk a Mile in Your Project Team's Shoes

Have you heard the statement “Walk a mile in your customer’s shoes?” The goal is to understand the customer’s experience. How were they treated? What obstacles did they face? Was there superior customer service? If I were a customer, would I come back after this experience? These questions, and more, will help you and yourContinue reading “Walk a Mile in Your Project Team's Shoes”

Be Strategic About Your Career

I’ve always believed your career is in your hands. Your boss wants you to do a good job and deliver value in your day-to-day role. Exceptional bosses take an interest in your career. But, they’re also busy and don’t have time to shephard you through the process of figuring out your long-term goals. People whoContinue reading “Be Strategic About Your Career”

What To Do Before Assigning Team Members

“We need Todd on this project. He’s critical!” “What’s Todd’s role? What other roles do we need? Does Todd have the tools he needs?” “I don’t know, but Todd needs to be on this. He’s on all projects.” There was a couple problems with this conversation. First, Todd (who was a senior developer) was assignedContinue reading “What To Do Before Assigning Team Members”

Will the Coronavirus Test Your Remote Team Leadership?

I remember when the H1N1 outbreak was happening in 2009. I was traveling frequently all over the U.S. As H1N1 picked up steam and more people contracted it, we were asked to temporarily limit or cancel travel all together. Getting on a plane posed a risk. However, to my boss at the time, an H1N1Continue reading “Will the Coronavirus Test Your Remote Team Leadership?”