Tag Archives: Culture

The Dichotomy of Mentoring

I can’t help but notice a certain amount of chatter on my social media timelines about “mentoring”.  In our industry, we tend to associate this in the form of career advancement.  We take someone with less experience (a “junior”) and … Continue reading

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When “Culture” Really Isn’t Culture

As we approach the end of the calendar year, many of us in the information technology field use this time to reflect on the prior year and may even use that reflection period to consider whether it’s the right time … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader

Leadership.  We hear this term thrown around but I think few people actually know what it means to be a leader, let alone an effective leader.  Personally, I scoffed at the idea that I would ever be a “leader”.  I … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

Personally, I’ve never claimed to ever be a religious man.  However, as a child, I did enough Sunday School activities to remember Matthew 7:12. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this … Continue reading

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Observations on Blame Cultures and the S3 Outage

One would think that this was scripted the way it happened, but I can assure you, that was not the case.  I’m in the middle of reading a book (a really good book on blame cultures; I highly suggest a … Continue reading

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