Becoming a Better Technical Leader

If you are interested in some tools to help you implement the ideas in this article and associated book by joining our mailing list. I once left a high paying job merely to escape from my direct boss. It was a good job and I was leading a team I loved, but none of that was worth working for this person. Others on the team joined me out the door over the next few months. That’s the impact of poor leadership and my experience is that the impact is heightened when leading technical teams. I enjoy leading teams of smart, capable …

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What’s Important to You? Imagine You’re Dead

One of the key ideas tied to Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is that of first figuring out what is most important to you. Ideas like making sure your ladder of success is leaning against the right wall are core to being “effective” as Covey sees it. One of the exercises designed to explore that is imagining you are at your own funeral and seeing who is there and what you desire them to say about you. One of the tools in the 7 Habits Book Tools implementation package helps you do just that. Download it for free …

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Free 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Implementation Package Available

We just published a new Book Tools implementation package for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People … wooohooo! This package is designed to take the fine & timeless ideas in the book and make them work in your life. There is one page with an overview of the 7 Habits model and 8 tool template pages to help apply specific ideas and exercises from the book. We’ll describe the available tools over the next few posts and you can view all posts for 7 Habits here. For now, here’s a quick overview of the habits … Be Proactive: You …

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Podcast #6 – IT Consulting with Jon Auger

In this episode, we speak to Jon Auger about his experience in IT consulting. Listen all the way to the end for one of the more interesting answers to the question, “What one piece of advice would you give to somebody important to you?” It’s worth listening for, plus a number of other gems you’ll love!

Podcast #4 – Mortgage Business

In this episode, Tom Weeks chats with Jeff Morris about his experience in discovering a career and then a business in the mortgage industry. Also, the value of hard work and creating a work-life balance through building a business that allows for it.

Podcast #3 – CFO

Rick Lifferth is the CFO of Ivory Homes, a major home builder in the western United States. In this episode we talk to him about his journey to this job and what he thinks you should know about it.

Podcast #2 – Venture Capitalist

In this episode we talk to Dave Chidester of Rees Capital, an angel venture fund located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He talks about his path to what seems like a dream job and lessons he feels important for those looking to do the same.