My Labor Day Reflection

Labor Day is a tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The US Congress designated the first Monday in September as a holiday in June of 1894. On this Labor Day, after completing a do-it-yourself home fix-up project, I reflected on my day-off from work. A look behind me. I Read More …

The truth about IT managers.

Part 2 of 3 – The Truth is…. I’ll share some truths about developers, managers, and processes in IT. Just what is an IT Manager? The management career path in the Information Technology field is often a major “fork in the road” or decision point. Individuals weigh options between maintaining their technical skills and job assignments with responsibility for managing Read More …

One-on-one meeting advice for managers and employees

I have weekly one-on-ones with my boss and direct reports. Meeting regularly with my boss is an important element of my work week. I use the time to explore ideas, ask for broader company information, and request additional help for some initiatives. So I find it strange when I talk to people that rarely meet with boss. I’m not sure Read More …