Some of the sites I frequent...

# People Management

Meeting of Elrond

Even in our fantasies, meetings still exist.

Managing Others

Before you can manage others, first learn to manage yourself.

Substitute Manager

Whoohoo! No work today!

Now Firing

Team performance is headed straight up!

Promotion Aspirations

Get promoted.

Venting

Wait, what were they going to cut?!

Feedback Requested

Did you know that feedback requests often hunt in packs?

Remind Me of Myself

Resist the bias to hire or mentor people that remind you of yourself — not only will others miss out, but YOU will miss out on the opportunity to learn and grow from other's fresh perspectives!

Fair Punishment

Are you a morning person?

Guess Your Pay

Imagine a world where you knew the pay ranges for job postings BEFORE you applied, phone screened, and interviewed...

Life Coach

This coach changed my life.

Candy Trail

So that's where all the leftover Halloween candy went.

Bug Burndown (Bugtober)

Great progress everyone!

Manager in the Trenches – Part 4 (Bugtober)

Don't do this.

Manager in the Trenches – Part 3 (Bugtober)

No way I'm gonna remember this...

Manager in the Trenches – Part 2 (Bugtober)

You can do it team! I just know you can!

Looking for a Challenge (Bugtober)

I want growth opportunities but not THIS opportunity.

Engineering Hours (Bugtober)

Quality is important.

Manager in the Trenches – Part 1 (Bugtober)

Mind if I get an update real quick?

Obstacle Course (Bugtober)

It sometimes feels like this.

Working Remote

Gonna binge work some Netflix tonight.

Non-Competing Genie

I've even heard of QA folks being blocked from employment at other companies due to non-competes.

So Much Learning

No pain, no gain as they say.

EVBMCS: Palpatine

Pop culture villains really haven't been good managers. This first case study examines Emperor Palpatine.

Job Requirements

It's difficult to quantify what makes YOU awesome.

Team Building for Torturers – Pt 2

You gotta take care of yourself.

Team Building For Torturers

When it comes to the team building budget, you use it or lose it.

Cavemanager

Don't be a Cavemanager.

WFO

I'm gonna need to break some recent habits...

Then and Now

At first it's important to say 'Yes', later it's important to say 'No'...

We Shipped a Thing

To me, every feature launch feels like the control room at the end of Apollo 13

Upward Feedback

We all have feelings.

Maxed Out CEO

If you're not growing, you're dying.

Meeting Inception

We've gotta go deeper.

Promotion Plan

Why didn't I think about this sooner?

Career Ladder

Oh hey, what's this?

Event Naming

Does your calendar look like this?

The Never Ending Meeting

You may be in one right now!

Tough Feedback

Giving tough feedback can be tough...

Unlimited Vacation Policy

Has anyone tried this?

Long Enough Vacation

Hello? Is this IT? I did it again.

No Room for Growth

Simply nothing can be done...

Exactly as Planned

Everything goes perfect, pretty much every time...

Dementorship Program

Welcome to adulthood Harry Potter

One Productive Week

Your team's one shot to deliver on those Q4 roadmap goals...