Recently I read a post that said that the real goal of a presentation is “Be remembered”. I couldn’t disagree more. The last time you attended a presentation in which you were supposed to remember what was presented was in school. School was the last place where you were required to remember what the instructor said and then be able to recall it. School is not work. As far as I can tell, there are only three outcomes that really matter for … [Read more...] about Making Presentations That Are Remembered
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A while ago I had an experience that has direct application to technical management and especially technical management for women. (Certain information and aspects of the event have been changed, but the message is the same.) I was having a conversation with a woman who had retired from technical program management a while ago. (There is no need to explain the exact discipline she was in, just know that it was a very technical one and that she … [Read more...] about How Neurological Levels Can Affect Your Career
Moore's Law is an empirical observation that simply states: "The number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years". This empirical law is named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation, who described the trend in his 1965 paper. (From Wikipedia) Moore's law means, from a electronic chip perspective, that a good deal of electronic hardware is rendered nearly obsolete every two years. … [Read more...] about Does Moore’s Law Apply To Your Career?
Here we go again. There seem to be endless discussions about "delegation". Over and over again the same answer is given regarding how one should go about learning to delegate. And over and over, the advice seems less than adequate. The most recent article I read was on the TechRepublic website and it discussed delegation and how to learn to delegate successfully. Like so many other discussions regarding this topic, it focused on the idea … [Read more...] about How to Delegate, for Technical Managers
Everyone wants to be a leader. Current articles praise the leader in all of us while at the same time designating leadership a mystical quality possessed by a few select individuals. Leaders are often said to be inspirational. But while many people define the distinguishing characteristic of a leader as "the ability to inspire" most of us also want to work for mangers who can be inspiring. This dilemma regarding the definitions of manager … [Read more...] about Leadership vs Management: and the winner is!
What Is the Difference? There is no doubt that there is a difference between "young people today" compared to their older colleagues. "Young people seem to want everything right now! They don't seem to want to pay their dues or wait their turn." "Why, when I was their age I appreciated when I was given the opportunity to do something interesting." "Young people don't seem to have any respect. They are on their computers or phones texting in the … [Read more...] about A Conversation With Millennials