Found a leadership blog in an unexpected place

We were chatting at home about some products for clearing drains (long story), and my other half noted she’d seen some interesting and apparently new products from CLR.  CLR, if you don’t know it, stands for Calcium Lime Rust remover (their signature product), but they have more than that. I had a look for the … Continue reading Found a leadership blog in an unexpected place

Clueless Companies Can’t Cope

I’m home sick today, so I’m a natural captive audience for free movies, or so I thought. I was half-watching a movie on Crackle (Sony) on an iPad, and the “preach to the converted” ads for new RIM products were repeated so many times that, frankly, I lost count and I barely managed to finish … Continue reading Clueless Companies Can’t Cope

A great way to make quality important in your organization

There’s really only one key practice for quality:  continuous improvement, and its dual, continuous learning. For continuous learning, many practices that help; one of my personal favorites is ‘Lunch and Learn.’  It’s easy to get started, allows the team to ‘opt in’ to shared practices, and is an amazing opportunity for growth. One example that … Continue reading A great way to make quality important in your organization

Ed Catmull on why innovation and sustained vision matter

If you are in a software leadership position, this is worth your time. A Conversation with Ed Catmull – ACM Queue. Key quote:  “When computer graphics became practical, it reintroduced technical change into this field and invigorated it.