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Why managers are generally afraid to take risks

Why managers are generally afraid to take risks

For the longest time, I always wondered why managers with a development background seem to lose their zeal for new things and become their worst enemy. I’ve heard the same people who once developed express frustration at their managers for preventing the use of...

What a pizza party taught me about team innovation

Enough time has passed for me to share this story with you (or for my future self). I often ponder the implications of introducing change to people, and why it is met with so much resistance. It took a pizza party to help me develop a plan. A few months ago our team...

The One Word That Pushes Me into a Can Do Attitude

“Can you do [insert request here]?” As I keep growing in my career I end up on the receiving end of this question more frequently than before. Sometimes it tickles me pink to be considered capable of potentially fulfilling a duty. However, by answering yes...
When Practice does NOT make Perfect

When Practice does NOT make Perfect

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect” sometime in your life. I hear it in motivational speeches, pep talks, or when I am trying to establish a new habit. Past experience led me to believe that this┬ástatement, while having...
Tips for giving your first demo

Tips for giving your first demo

I recently gave my first demo of an application a few months ago. The application consisted of a form that would store information in a database, then another application would access that data and give users the opportunity to work with it. Before going live our team...
When I was called out for NOT asking enough questions

When I was called out for NOT asking enough questions

I had completed one year at my new job, which meant I had to discuss my performance with my project manager. Coming in as an entry-level developer, I felt great about my performance. After all, I started from scratch and came into this meeting with a small but...