IT Matters

IT Matters


6. Giving and Receiving Feedback

Summary Giving feedback is an art. So is receiving it. Too often, people focus on providing critical feedback and don’t spend enough time providing constructive, forward-thinking feedback. Critical feedback tends to focus on the past and aims to judge things that were not done well. When we spend too much time being critical of the…

5. Copycat or Reverse Engineer?

Summary In his somewhat famous book, Stephen Covey introduces Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. The habit of preserving and enhancing ourselves. It revolves around the renewal of our physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. In other words, self-care and professional development. In this episode, I share a few methods I use to apply the concept…

4. Making Meetings Matter

Summary Is there anything worse than an ineffective meeting? I’m sure there is but ineffective meetings are pretty bad. People don’t feel confident, they feel like they’ve wasted their time, and they leave with their cups feeling empty instead of full. As a team lead (manager) it’s your responsibility to ensure people know what they…

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