Important role of inspiration and motivation

Steve Jobs was the quintessential example of an inspiring manager. But why is that so important? To become personally inspired, the best you can do is set up the optimal circumstances for inspiration. Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature. Its history of being treated as supernatural or divine hasn’t helped the situation. But as recent research shows, inspiration can be activated, captured, and manipulated, and it has a major effect on important life outcomes. More...

Becoming an effective leader

Why is it that certain people seem to naturally inspire confidence, loyalty, and hard work, while others ( who may have just as much vision and smarts) stumble? It is a timeless question and there is no simple answer.  Why is it that Let your passion be a part of who you are as a leader. Lead with both your head and your heart. Do you know how to set direction, align people, motivate and inspire? Effective leaders periodically take stock of their personal strengths and shortcomings. They ask: “What do I like to do? What am I really good at?” More...

Dale Carnegie training for software industry

Programmers ultimately deal with people, both directly scoping with stakeholders, working with support people and indirectly end users. We can't afford to be anything less than fabulous with people. Software is eating our personal and professional lives, and we are today forced into relationships with digital counterparts that we often describe in human terms. Dale Carnegie training and his books kind of a life changing, the challenge is to keep practicing the parts that resonate with you as it does take work changing your habits at any company and industry. As users of software, when we are treated as an afterthought or merely a means to an end, we start down the path of “endless trouble”. As software developers, we have a responsibility to avoid this and make them feel important. More...

Microsoft in 2013

Microsoft has burgeoned since its start in 1975. From the beginning to the present, Microsoft's mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. I am still working in this amazing company and proud of it. Last year was very fun, I attended company meeting first time, switched from iPhone to Windows Phone, purchased surface 2 to my parents and was really excited about MSFT. More...