August 2001 Archives

Going Postal
Yesterday I wished I had my camera with me. I saw a flatbed truck carying...
August 28, 2001 - 26 words,

Photoshop Tennis
Photoshop Tennis is a great idea....
August 24, 2001 - 6 words, 1 comment

Rules
Apparently one rule of the US Interstate highway system is that one out of every...
August 22, 2001 - 41 words,

Research
WebWord pointed me to the ZDNet Research Center, a place to find whitepapers, case studies,...
August 21, 2001 - 27 words,

Standard struggling
One of great magazines of the Internet boom, The Industry Standard has ceased publication while...
August 17, 2001 - 34 words,

Bike-omatic
Automatic transmissions for bicycles....
August 14, 2001 - 5 words,

Rumble
The World Wildlife Fund has won a court battle to stop the World Wrestling Federation...
August 10, 2001 - 37 words,

CMS Price Wars
Will Microsoft’s price cuts on Content Management Server spark a price war?...
August 10, 2001 - 13 words,

Holey Extensions
In the battle against email worms and virii, Microsoft’s strategy has been to make sure...
August 10, 2001 - 70 words,

Kngiht Rider is going to
Kngiht Rider is going to return as a movie....
August 3, 2001 - 10 words,

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
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.

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