My experience going from remote work to an open office

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Last year after spending four years working from home, I took a corporate job working in an open office. I read much about the transition being hard, because I went from the upmost privacy to being able to see and hear the people working around me.

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5 lessons learned from my summer vacation

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One of the benefits of pivoting back to full-time employment is taking time off. I recently spent an entire week at the beach. It was the first time I took that sort of time off on my own accord. My destination was Ocean City, MD, the mandatory vacation of my childhood.
Here are some lessons I learned after my vacation last month:

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The 7 deadly sins of project leadership

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Project team leadership is an even more important skill in today’s tight economic times making it even more of a shame when new, and even some experienced project leads fumble the ball in the name of their muddled agendas.

While doing more with less is quite a mantra these days, there are seven deadly sins of project leadership holding back once successful project teams from continuing to thrive.

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5 reasons screencasts annoy me

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eLearning and screencasts, in particular, seem to be all the rage to the point they are even replacing online documentation for some technology vendors. This development raises my Irish a bit because I never think buzzwords and fads should substitute for real support documentation.

While screen casts are great to augment online documentation and customer support sites

Here are 5 reasons screencasts annoy me.

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My summer 2017 reading list

federico-giampieri-87977I’m looking forward to this summer because I have some planned downtime and look forward to catching up on my reading while I’m poolside.

Here are the books I’m planning on reading this summer:

  • The Amazon Way on IoT by John Rossman so I can learn more about Amazon’s approach to the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Stop Boring Me! by Kathy Klotz-Guest because I’d love to be able to write funny someday.
  • Lovability by Brian De Haaf because I’ve been reading De Haaf’s LinkedIn posts for a while and interested in seeing how he expands his thoughts about company building in a longer form work.
  • The Darkening Web by Alexander Klimburg because my current job does touch on some cybersecurity soIlike to stay informed.
  • Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace has been sitting on my iPad for a while and I’m looking forward to having the time to read it this summer.

What books are you reading this summer?’

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