Entries tagged "Leadership"

When you are the worst mass transit system in the solar system, how do you get customers to regain faith in you? How do you get vigilant trolls like @unsuckdcmetro to stop bashing you?  Well you could spend some of your taxpayer money on actually building a safer, more reliable, more cost effective Read More

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I’ve been working at Surefire Social  for 8 weeks now and I feel like I’ve found my way  home after years of wandering. Why? Because it’s a startup? No. Because it’s a technology company? No. Because I believe I can make a difference? No. All those things are true and yet the reason this Read More

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Glen Hellman (that's me, by the way, speaking in the 3rd Person about myself, which is so darn pretentious and douchie, which is not out of Glen's character and yet is another 3rd person reference to myself, albeit in a more self-effacing manner) will be facilitating a free (as in Read More

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In my almost sixty years of life I've learned a thing or two about leadership. I've seen strong leaders and weak managers, I've been a strong leader and a crappy boss. I've learned from the good and the bad. I've learned:  Leadership Scales... management fails Leadership empowers... management prods Leaders don't need to be Read More

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I've resisted it. Made fun of it. Pictured in my mind the 30 year old geeks, living in their mom's basement, playing with the action figures as they watched their cherished Game of Thrones. And then.... it happened. My lovely wife, dumped me for two weeks while she took her Read More

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Leaders Lead. They don’t abdicate their responsibility. They don’t share their power. They solicit input. They allow debate. Leaders don’t share their crown. They lead. They act. They encourage debate. They allow discussion... pre-decision discourse. They decide and then demand and expect buy-in. Debate over. Everyone rowing in the same direction and only one Captain. Only one Read More

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Leaders don’t stay still. They are constantly asking questions of themselves, they’re teams, the world. Great leaders are green and growing, life long learners. 5 Attributes Of Life Long Learners Risk Taking – Willingness to push oneself out of comfort zone Humble Self-Reflection – Honest assessment of success and failures, especially the latter Solicitation of Opinions – Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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