Exploring the Progression of Modern Software (Part 3)

If you’ve been following along in this series we’ve been discussing the progression of modern software. We’ve tracked the progress of how software has been created and developed over the course of the last 50 years and we’ve dug in deep on some key philosophies behind this journey. If you haven’t read the previous posts...

Episode 21: Perspective

Great leaders are able to extricate themselves from the minutia and see the big picture. This isn’t big-picture only thinking. This is an important point to make note of. This does not mean to suggest a leader is a grand ideas, big thinker only. No, in fact it means quite the opposite. A great leader is able to synthesize their incredible world-changing ideas into meaningful steps and equate them with the minutely small day-to-day functions and tasks….

Mautic Community Contributions

I am truly hopeful that nothing I share in this post steals any thunder from Mautic.org’s announcements later this week (and early next) but I can’t contain my excitement another minute. I’m absolutely amazed at a few recent developments in Mautic and I have to tell you and everyone else what exciting things I’ve seen...

Monday

Every day is a fresh start, I get that. But I think Monday holds a slightly elevated level of this ingrained human inclination towards optimism. Monday is (for most) the start of a new week. A chance to start fresh. A new opportunity to become more of the aspirational self they desire to be. Whatever...

Episode 20: Questions

Great leaders ask questions. But not just any old question, great leaders ask thoughtful questions that require thoughtful answers. Usually this means staying away from yes/no answers. A great leader knows how to ask questions which will illicit the most honest response. That’s an interesting idea. Here’s what I mean:…

Hen

I posted recently a blog post encouraging community involvement and I used a classic fairy tale as the motivational allegory to illustrate a practical and easy to understand equivalency. But as I was writing the post I was struck with something that I believe I should highlight and focus on. It was too derivative of...

Saelos Sunday: The Little Red Hen

Well it’s that time again, for all you eager individuals waiting all week for the Saelos Sunday post. Here it is. Although I must admit I am anxious to see how many of you will truly appreciate the context of today’s update. But perhaps that’s presumptuous let’s get right into a Saelos update and see...

Rubber-Ducking

Some of you may be very familiar with the term. I have used it a lot in the past but I think for those that might not have heard the term let me share why I like the idea of rubber-ducking so much. First, gotta start by understanding the term. It’s a verb and involves...

Episode 19: Focus

Great leaders understand the importance of focus. The ability to set aside distractions and pursue a single goal. There’s a couple important side topics with this idea of focus. First, it doesn’t mean blindly following a vision with no listening to other’s or outside advice. Nor does it mean…