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?
"Young People Want Everything Now!" Hello everyone! Is it a bad rap? I often hear managers and training departments in corporations complain about how young people don't want to wait for their career advancement. They want to get pay raises after 6 months. They want to be managers 1 year after graduating from college. They don't want to work 5, 6, or 7 years in one position to earn the "right" to be promoted to the next career … [Read more...] about #83 The Young Are Restless
“There’s nothing worse than a promotion!” Years ago, when people were asked what was the most stressful event in their lives, invariably, death of a loved one and moving were ranked up there at one and two, almost interchangeably. No more. The world has changed and so apparently has our perception of the most stressful event in our lives. I came upon an article in the May 14th issue of BusinessWeek magazine. You'll find it on the bottom of … [Read more...] about #35 Please Don’t Promote Me!
“Influence is...” I recently read a question in April 23, 2007 BusinessWeek magazine (the Analyze This article of the UpFront section.) Part of the question was the following: "We have an employee who turns every interaction ---work-related or not---into a conversation about her. She's otherwise good at her job, but folks are beginning to avoid meetings with her or task forces on which she serves. "She sucks the air out of the room," a co-worker … [Read more...] about #31 It’s all about them!
What’s A Coach To Do? (Part 2) ”Getting down to business” Good evening! Last week I wrote about coaching and what some coaches provide and how and why it doesn’t work. Now lets clear the air, and start by asking the question, “What should a coach provide and how should they provide it?” Let’s ask, “What’s a really good coach to do?” I’ll begin by talking about the different types of coaching as follows: There is what I call tactical … [Read more...] about #19 What’s Coaching About#2
What’s A Coach To Do? ”Getting down to business” Good evening! I had some thoughts this weekend around this topic: “What is it that a really good coach should do for you if you want to become a technical manager?” Approach #1: The first coaching approach requires that the coach think of their role as that of psychologist, and indeed some coaches are psychologists. They want to dig into your childhood, into your pains, and they believe … [Read more...] about #18 What’s Coaching About