Interesting links of the week (12/03 – 12/09, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (12/03 – 12/09, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Leadership

A title does not make you a leader. I don’t care if you’re The President, a CEO, a CTO, a team leader or just someone on the team trying to get stuff done.

Actions make you a leader. Honesty makes you a leader. Integrity makes you a leader.

Here are some things I believe a leader should and should NOT be and do. It’s certainly not exhaustive, but it’s a start.

A Leader should:

  • Be humble
  • Be transparent
  • Have frequent, scheduled 1:1’s with people they lead
  • Address concerns from the people they lead
  • Seek feedback
  • Never ask their team to do anything they aren’t willing to do themselves

A Leader should NOT:

  • Make excuses
  • Think they are above the people they lead
  • Ignore concerns from the people they lead
  • Expect others to know what they are thinking

And on that note, I want to take a moment to announce a new blog and podcast I’m putting together! Please check out https://thoughtsonleadership.net/ for details!

Interesting links of the week (11/26 – 12/02, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (11/26 – 12/02, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

Technology

Non-Technology

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An excerpt from my “Going Indie” book: Contracts

Yes, I’m behind on getting this thing wrapped up, but yes, it’s still coming!

This isn’t the entire section on Contracts – just a snippet, but it’s important. In fact, this is probably one of the first things I wrote back in July when I started.

The section starts with this quote:

Until the contract is signed, nothing is real. – Glenn Danzig

Contracts

This section can best be summarized by the following:
Do NOT ever engage in a project without having a written contract in place.

If you think people are trustworthy and wouldn’t want to see any harm come to
you or your business, you still need a written contract. If you’re doing work
for a friend you’ve known your entire life, you still need a written
contract. If you’re working with a client and they tell you that the project
is small and you don’t need a contract, you still need a written contract.
I don’t care what the circumstances are – HAVE A CONTRACT!

It bears repeating:
Do NOT ever engage in a project without having a written contract in place.

Interesting links of the week (11/19 – 11/25, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (11/19 – 11/25, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

Technology

Non-Technology

How to Keep Going When Doubts and Fears are Holding You Back

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Interesting links of the week (11/12 – 11/18, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (11/12 – 11/18, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Non-Technology

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Interesting links of the week (11/05 – 11/11, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (11/05 – 11/11, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Non-Technology

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Interesting links of the week (10/29 – 11/04, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (10/29 – 11/04, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Non-Technology

Random

Interesting links of the week (10/22 – 10/28, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (10/22 – 10/28, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Non-Technology

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Interesting links of the week (10/15 – 10/21, 2018)

Interesting links of the week (10/15 – 10/21, 2018)

Here are some articles and blog posts I’ve run into over the last week that I found interesting.

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Non-Technology

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