“Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers” by Erika Andersen. This book has some good tactical tips on how to lead a team of subordinates. Here are my notes: Listening “Listening to your employees first allows you to ‘dig it up and see what’s there.’ That is, it gives you a chance to find […]Read more "Book: Growing Great Employees"
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%+) […]Read more "MOOC: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals"
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 […]Read more "Notes from Couchbase Day"
“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 […]Read more "Book: Leading the Transformation"
“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 […]Read more "Book: The Dip"
“The Power of Starting Something Stupid” by Richie Norton. Below are my notes: “Here are some ways the New Smart shows up in our lives: • The New Smart is highly creative. • The New Smart is counterintuitive. • The New Smart is innovative. • The New Smart is beyond our comfort zone. • The […]Read more "Book: The Power of Starting Something Stupid"
“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 […]Read more "Book: Getting There"