Category: General

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Organisational Transparency - Do You Trust Your Staff?

I’ve worked at a variety of organisations. One of the most variable parts of organisation culture I’ve experienced is the level of transparency the organisation displays to staff. When I’ve been in organisations with low transparency, I’ve felt untrusted and less valuable; in organisations with almost total transparency, the level of trust has felt high and I’ve felt much more valued within the business.
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I Did a Thing

About 6 months ago I did a thing. I didn't realise the impact this thing would have. At the time I thought nothing of it. Looking back now I can see that this thing has impacted everything about me and my life.
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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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Not Invented Here Syndrome

If you haven't heard of it before, ”not invented syndrome” is when an organisation develops a custom solution to a problem that has been solved before. I also extend it to when an organisation creates a completely custom solution for an issue that hasn't necessarily been solved before, but a very similar problem has been solved, and the available solution could easily be extended.
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The Cost of Last Minute Meeting Cancellations

Meetings; love them or hate them, a cancelled meeting comes at a huge cost. A last minute cancellation is even more costly. In this article I'll look at the cost and impact of a last minute meeting cancellation.
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The Importance of Build Artifacts

Without build artifacts, many deployment processes are forced to rely on 3rd party services. What happens when these are experiencing an outage?
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Terminology - When Good Words Go Bad

A quick look at terminology and the importance of clarity.
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Manifestations of Impostor Syndrome

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but impostor syndrome is the feeling you’re not good enough despite the fact you are. In this article I disclose how impostor syndrome manifests in and impacts me.
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Life Begins at 40 - Now I Know What It Means

So you've heard the saying “life begins at 40”, but what does it really mean? Until recently I never really understood how life can begin at 40. Is there some sudden change? Is there a secret we get told on our 40th birthday? I'd tried asking people, but no one could really give me an answer as to what changes or why. In this article I'll explore my interpretation of this saying, and how it relates to me.
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Everything on My Desk Has a Purpose

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. I often interact with people who are new to the IT industry, and in some cases, new to the workforce. I've also been involved in a number of conversations that have led to me write an article about something as seemingly simple as a desk.
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