I wasn’t going to write about this, but it was such a juicy tidbit, I just had to pass it along. So I looked at all of my colleagues, who begged me to keep it quiet, I looked them straight in the eye and told them, frankly, to buzz off. This is an exceedingly valuable […]
Many people think leadership is about being in charge and making a legacy and doing great things and everyone loving you because you changed their lives. But it’s not. Mostly, it’s about moving chairs and other little victories that no one notices. Leadership is like Ronny Cammareri’s love, from Moonstruck:
Seriously, this week I had my annual performance review, and my manager pointed out several weak areas, and I have no plans to address these weak areas. In fact, as a professional, my answer to this performance review could even end up getting me fired.
(This is the first in a series I call “Tales of a Wanna-Be Software Manager.” In this category, I’ll post personal stories and lessons I learn on my journey to better leadership.) (UPDATE: The series I later changed to “Tales of a Wanna-Be Software Entrepreneur,” because entrepreneurship makes it possible not only to manage, but […]