From Go to the Number Slide Puzzle

I have managed teams in various stages of growth. At times there is hyper growth, where a dump track pulls up to you with money and head count and you are charged with running like the wind to grow the team to capture an opportunity. At others you have stagnant growth (or even worse: negative), …

Do you party with your cousin orgs more that your siblings?

I remember when it hit me. I had back to back meetings with two teams, and they were polar opposite experiences. In the first meeting, you would be hard pressed to know who belonged to which team. Everyone was problem solving and coming together for the customers. Then we rolled into the next meeting, one …

“My engineers want to code at night! Oh no!” Oh yes!

Coding at night I was talking to someone who was concerned about one of the engineers on his team. This chap was writing a lot of code on the side for a hobby project, and it didn’t feel right to this manager. After listening in to the group for awhile I had to insert myself and …