Tag: management

How Remote Teams Work Together

Working remotely is about mutual trust. It’s the same as assessing the security of your home, the reliability of your office job, or the viability of your relationship. If you don’t care, you’ll lose. If you stress over it too much, something seems fishy and you may get burned again. I am a proponent of…

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Startup Team Management In The Beginning Phases

There are fast-paced startups where execution is mission-critical. Then, there are the startups relying on an ongoing and regular business model – think of manufacturing or an ongoing type of activity that could easily take 60–80 hours a week. In other instances, freelancing may be a great model for a lean startup. The beginning phases of…

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How Can Non-Technical Founders Make a Technical Business Work

Are you a non-technical person working on an IT start-up idea, or other technical business ventures, with a bunch of software techies? Best-case scenario, find a technical co-founder and you are good to go. While some non-technical managers and founders are capable of working well with developers, there may be different problems that would jeopardize the growth…

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Strategies In Managing A Software Development Team

I’ve jumped between the role of a senior developer and a manager multiple times – including leading and managing a software development team role. My first stunt in management was nearly a decade ago. We were building a Java-based distributed software for a telecom group operating in multiple countries. I spent a year and a half…

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Dealing With Bullies And Dominance Behavior

I stumbled upon a video called “How to Stop A Bully” by Brooks Gibbs today while surfing through LinkedIn. Here’s the original version: Now, Gibbs shares a number of valuable lessons during his research. Bullying is also called a “Dominance Behavior” by psychologists or establishing a state of power over other human beings. The most common…

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Burnouts In The Workplace

While I’m not a medical professional, I’ve been through several burnouts and some of my team members have blanked out for a few weeks before getting back on track. Here are several observations and thoughts of mine regarding burnouts. Burnouts are often not directly related to work. All of my burnouts, and most of the…

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Micromanagement – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Micromanagement has nothing to do with caring about an employee. However, it’s important to review the different phases of a business and the professional experience of an employee – along with the work environment. What is Micromanagement? According to Wikipedia’s sources : In business management, micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes…

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