This post is part of a series on Being Awesome at your job.  The first post was on how to manage your career, the second on being a great person to have on a team, and this third part is all about communication.  Since it was soooooo long, I divided it in two parts one […]

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This part 2 in my being awesome series (in preparation for my talk on the same topic).  Part 1 is all about managing your career, and this second portion is all about being a good team member that people will want to work alongside. Being a great teammate As technical people it is so easy […]

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<span></span>&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&amp;lt;span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;The first part of my 360 review the “continue” feedback.  These are the things that I should continue doing, or basically my strengths.  Attached below you can find the pdf of the feedback that was given to me (and reading it might help the post make more sense). Here is a link to the feedback […]

personal, self improvement Comments Off on Executive Coaching Update – What I should continue doing…..

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I started working with an executive coach.  Part of the process is a 360 review (and I won’t receive the results for a bit still), but in addition to helping me learn to see myself better through that process she is also helping me through some of […]

personal, self improvement Comments Off on More Developments – dealing with peers, conflicts, and facing my fears

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The last few months have been a whirlwind. Second guessing I have been pushing myself to achieve more and accomplish more in the office. Outside of the office I have taken on more responsibilities volunteering at events, trying my hand at public speaking, and trying to learn the skills and traits to be the very […]

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As a child everyone had things that wanted to be–some children wanted to be firefighters or police men, the ambitious ones wanted to be doctors or lawyers, so what did I want to be?  A millionaire.  Yes, as a child I dreamed of living in a mansion, having “staff”, and while I had no clue […]

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Many of us geeky people in the tech world are well aware of RSS feeds, RSS feed readers, and the beauty of having content sent right to you.  But not everyone falls into this nerdy category. The overwhelming majority of folks consume web content by visiting each of the websites (or blogs) that interest them, […]

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