MOOC: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

Here are my notes from Inspiring and Motivating Individuals MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4504724163 Becoming a Visionary Leader Visionary Leadership Impact of visionary leadership on team performance Create and communicate the vision (6%) Most important during the time of uncertainty Structure the team (role, responsibilities, interdependence) (6%) Show consideration for individual team members (2%+) […]

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Notes from Couchbase Day

I had an opportunity to attend Couchbase Day to learn about the product. I’ve included my notes below, link to the presentation slides and other resources. Fail Over If a machine was power off by mistake and bought backup and able to read, it will require lighter weight recovery. This feature is in 3.x Can configure […]

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Book: Leading the Transformation

“Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser This is a good read that I would recommend to managers and leaders looking to transform your organization toward Agile and DevOps. This book is a short read and provides high-level directions and best practices leaders should do. For implementation […]

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Book: The Dip

“The Dip: A little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)” By Seth Godin. This is a really short book with many worthy tips. Here are my notes: “But if you’re sold on being the best, but you’ve been frustrated in the route you’re taking to get there, then you need […]

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Book: Getting There

“Getting There” by Gillian Zoe Segal This is a book of a collection of personal life stories of various successful people across different professions. Everyone in the book encountered some form of challenges and setbacks, which can be inspirational. Here are my notes: “Take the classes, the friends, and the family that have inspired the […]

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Book: People over Profit

“People Over Profit: Break The System. Live With Purpose. Be More Successful.” by Dale Partridge. I bought this book for its high rating on Amazon. With recent news about the company’s workplace culture, this book can offer a few tips of improvement. Here are my notes: “Cell-phone and satellite-dish companies force multi-year contracts on their […]

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