We all face incredibly stressful moments in the software industry that can pile on the negative emotions. When you have too much to do and not enough resources to do it, or you’re dealing with an unpleasant colleague, or you’re facing a fire drill with multiple assets at risk, then in all cases its easy to lose your temper. Take the JetBlue flight attendant for example, and the consequences he continues to face as a result of his recent actions. As funny as it sounds in the short term, this man’s 20 year career is likely to be over and the mixed public support will turn its attention elsewhere soon. Regardless of your industry, hot-headed responses to a frustrating situation can only backfire in the long run.
August 11, 2010 2 Comments
As the first post to my blog, I think the best topic I can cover is one that helped build this site – motivation. Motivation to finally own a blog site, to get my thoughts in writing, and to share ideas with anyone willing to challenge me. Also, to learn WordPress, which was definitely more complicated than I originally thought, and with this being my second site (my mobile hobby blog was built first to track my project progress), I continued to “press” forward with a different theme, widgets, etc. until I was completely satisfied.
At first, I was going to write a small introductory blog touching on the idea behind motivation in general, and close with George Carlin’s perspective on the topic:
But, then I came across the following by Dan Pink, author of, “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.” [Read more →]
July 24, 2010 1 Comment