January 2004 Archives

Yahoo RSS first thoughts
After using the Yahoo RSS reader for five minutes, I offer some hasty thoughts.
January 22, 2004 - 259 words,

Yahoo Re-aggregator
After a false start earlier this month, My Yahoo now includes an RSS aggregator.
January 22, 2004 - 91 words

How Much Security is Needed?
Not all security measures are appropriate in all situations. You need to consider the value of the information being protected when designing a security system. Also, some novel approaches to preventing dictionary attacks.
January 21, 2004 - 662 words, 3 comments

Weblogs for Capitalists
I’m speaking at "How to Capitalize on Blogging," on Feb 5, 2004.
January 19, 2004 - 85 words, 2 comments

Only in the public sector
The California DMV has office hours that baffle and amaze.
January 18, 2004 - 38 words, 4 comments

Management by Baseball
A former baseball reporter and current management consultant takes lessons learned from baseball news and applies them to business management.
January 17, 2004 - 140 words, 1 comment

I-Blog
I’ve joined the staff of MarketingWonk as the new moderator of I-Blog, an email discussion list focused on the use of weblogs in business and marketing.
January 13, 2004 - 179 words, 1 comment

Spammer discussion
Inside the (very small) minds of comment spammers.
January 11, 2004 - 116 words, 9 comments

Yahoo Aggregator
Yahoo launches an RSS aggregator. Maybe.
January 7, 2004 - 202 words, 12 comments

How to be a successful consultant
Jeff Nichols starts a new series on the role of an analyst.
January 7, 2004 - 77 words,

New project and identities
I’ve started a new project that has me musing about my professional identity.
January 1, 2004 - 631 words, 6 comments

Spider-Man marketing by Blog
Sony Pictures is getting free marketing on blogs with the creation of Spider-Man 2 blog template sets.
January 1, 2004 - 152 words, 6 comments

XHTML Services?
Jon Udell says that intranets should abandon Web services like SOAP and REST in favor of screen scraping XHTML. Hogwash.
January 1, 2004 - 729 words,

Recently

Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.
What should you talk about in a 1:1? (Dec 19)
Who sets the agenda? What should you discuss, and what should you avoid discussing?

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