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What Happens When Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Succeed
01. Your boss ignores you.
02. Your boss is hypercritical.
03. Your boss micromanages you.
04. Your boss withholds information.
05. Your boss doesn't give you the projects aligned with your strengths.
management  career  moveon  2016 
october 2016 by Frontrunner
Managing Versus Leading
* Managers resolve. Leaders involve.
* Managers spare. Leaders share.
* Managers pare. Leaders dare.
* Managers require. Leaders inspire.
* Managers preach. Leaders teach.
* Managers detect. Leaders respect.
* Managers haze. Leaders praise.
* Managers control. Leaders extol.
* Managers react. Leaders enact.
* Managers follow rules. Leaders make them.
* Managers dread failure. Leaders learn from it.
* Managers do things right. Leaders do right things.
* Managers focus on action. Leaders focus on vision.
* Managers demand results. Leaders expand opportunities.
* Managers think and work inside the box. Leaders can think and work outside the box.
business  management  managers  leaders  difference  2013 
october 2016 by Frontrunner
Canadians Lack Faith in Upper Ranks of Public Service
Front-line workers
18% trust them a lot
45 % some trust
21% little trust
6% no trust at all
10% depends/cannot say

Elected MPs
8% trust a lot
46% some trust
28% little trust
10% no trust at all
9% depends/cannot say

Senior Public Servants
6% trust a lot
40% some trust
31% little trust
13% no trust at all
10% depends/cannot say
canada  publicservice  management  employees  memberofparliament  seniorpublicservants  trust  2016 
september 2016 by Frontrunner
The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development
The reason I'm sharing this is because over the last ten to fifteen years I’ve noticed a quiet crisis unfolding in software development leading to low quality applications, unhappy employees and unhappy users. Silver bullet solutions keep creeping into our awareness (Scrum, anyone?) and predictably keep letting us down.

This is almost entirely the fault poor management — or perhaps it should be called fad management. In the past I was to blame as much as anyone until I discovered and refined a basic set of practices that for the most part cause everything else to fall into place — at least in my experience.
software  development  quality  jobsatisfaction  performance  management  culture  career  2016 
june 2016 by Frontrunner
My Biggest Regret as a Programmer
Being a programmer for nearly 35 years and still being able to get things done and ship is still fun and I’ve been able to work on amazing things over the years. But I can still feel the regret of not seeking the challenge of just leadership. In some ways programming was the easy choice. Given how close I got to the whole Dotcom time frame, or even the return of Steve to Apple, and still had recent leadership experience, I could have been almost anything.
work  programmers  management  experience  2016 
april 2016 by Frontrunner
14 Things Developers Love to Hate
01. "Just one more thing"
02. Poor QA
03. Interruptions
04. Bad bosses
05. Everything is top priority
06. Meetings
07. Other people's bad code
08. Documentation
09. Technology churn
10. Stereotypes
11. Requests for tech support
12. Recruiters
13. People looking for a technical co-founder
14. Works on my machine
developers  qa  interruptions  management  priorities  meetings  badcode  documentation  technologychurn  stereotypes  techsupport  recruiters  cofounders  2016 
april 2016 by Frontrunner
Why I’m Done with Scrum
01. Iterations are less efficient than pull-based approaches
02. Iteration planning meetings were wasteful
03. Scrum is highly disruptive in established organizations
04. Focus not on delivery
business  management  scrum  agile  experience  2012 
march 2016 by Frontrunner
Why Agile Isn't Working: Bringing Common Sense to Agile Principles
Agile promises many things, but the reality in the field is often very far from the expectations. Is it agile we need - or an agile way of thinking?
business  management  agile  proscons  howto  2013 
march 2016 by Frontrunner
Object Management Group (OMG) Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
A standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) will provide businesses with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation and will give organizations the ability to communicate these procedures in a standard manner. Furthermore, the graphical notation will facilitate the understanding of the performance collaborations and business transactions between the organizations. This will ensure that businesses will understand themselves and participants in their business and will enable organizations to adjust to new internal and B2B business circumstances quickly.
bpmn  omg  business  process  model  notation  management 
march 2016 by Frontrunner
Web Design Stack
- Design (Web Fonts, Icon Fonts, Image and Graphics Editors, Image Compressors, Wireframes and Prototyping, Free Stock Photos)
- Development (Text Editors, WYSIWYG Editors, Workflow, File Comparison, Preprocessors, HTML and CSS Frameworks, JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks, PHP Frameworks, Content Management Systems)
- Production (Web Hosting, Domain Names, Version Control and Collaboration, Browser Testing, Analytics, Chrome Browser Extensions)
- Management (Project Management, Team Communication, Time Tracking and Invoicing)
- Marketing (Traffic Estimators, Keywords</dt>
- Learning (Online Courses, Tutorials, Playgrounds, Code Reference Sites)
- News (Community and Aggregated, Blogs, Design Inspiration, Podcasts)
- Jobs (Full-time and Freelance)
curatedlist  webdev  resources  design  development  production  management  marketing  learning  news  jobs 
may 2015 by Frontrunner
Why Self-Organizing is So Hard
I don’t believe Holacracy should be used as a whole-cloth organizing model and I don’t believe self-organization (more generally) should necessarily be mandated like this.
business  management  holacracy  opinion  2015 
april 2015 by Frontrunner
How It Works | Holacracy
Holacracy is a radically different management system that changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed.
management  entrepreneurship  organization  business  holacracy  2015 
april 2015 by Frontrunner
More change for Mozilla as top Firefox exec departs
Another major management change is coming to Firefox as Johnathan Nightingale, the vice president who oversees the open-source Web browser project, will leave Mozilla on March 31.
mozilla  management  2015 
february 2015 by Frontrunner
The Terrible Management Technique That Cost Microsoft Its Creativity
Author Kurt Eichenwald interviewed employees and found that a management system known as "stack ranking" — a program that forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor—effectively crippled Microsoft’s ability to innovate. "Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed — every one — cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft, something that drove out untold numbers of employees," Eichenwald writes. "If you were on a team of 10 people, you walked in the first day knowing that, no matter how good everyone was, 2 people were going to get a great review, 7 were going to get mediocre reviews, and 1 was going to get a terrible review," says a former software developer. "It leads to employees focusing on competing with each other rather than competing with other companies."
business  microsoft  management  performance-reviews 
february 2015 by Frontrunner
Cofounder management - Aaron's Blog
It turns out that before founders ever have to manage employees, they have to manage one another. In fact, at the earliest stages of a company, when it's just two or three founders, bad management generally leads to the death of the startup. This kind of management also happens to be really hard.

Despite how important and difficult managing your cofounders is, most of the management advice I've seen is about managing employees or superiors. That's useful, but not at first. What I have read about this stage of management is structured as "treat this as a relationship." That's true, but also general enough as to be only somewhat helpful.
startups  hr  career  cofounders  business  management  psychology 
january 2015 by Frontrunner

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