Effective Management & LEGO™ Serious Play™
Soft Skills for Nerds
The very skills that make you great at your job with machines make you bad at dealing with people.
But people are not difficult, they just operate under a different set of rules. And you can learn any set of rules the job requires.
I know. I have been there, and done that. And so can you.
A Mayor seeking visibility. An IT with the authority and accountability of a pet gerbil. Microsoft vs. FLOSS. If you love disaster movies, bring popcorn.
CoderDojoTools is a set of checklists to create and run a CoderDojo with the “Richard MacDuff” Model, that defines the basic ethos of my dojos . It’s on Github, share and enjoy!
For UXR Quals, I’m too quantitative. For UXR Quants, I’m too qualitative. They are both wrong, and working on a one-sided brain is so ’70s.
You have an analytical mind. You are a problem solver, a solution hunter, a perfectionist. And your career’s worst enemy.
Information overload is a myth. To be overloaded is a choice you once made and now are comfortable with.
Saying “Don’t Be a Perfectionist” is like saying “Don’t be fat”. That is, useless. Here’s some actual advice to perfectionists.