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My most hated phrase – “It’s not my job’ and how to challenge it

My most hated phrase – “It’s not my job’ and how to challenge it

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |
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Have you been discussing something that needs to be done; whether a full project, parts of the project or voicing a change that needs to happen and heard the immortal words: ‘It’s not my job’? The last person who said that to me got a very short sharp response about how his job was to […]

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The importance of your USP

The importance of your USP

[ 0 ] October 27, 2013 |
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  What is a USP? It stands for ‘Unique Selling Point’. It’s what makes you, you. Everyone has at least one, and so does every successful venture. Mine is being able to sing word for word every Meat Loaf song since 1975 There comes at times opportunities for success that will accelerate quickly and become […]

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Culture driven strategy for your workplace: ideal or essential?

Culture driven strategy for your workplace: ideal or essential?

[ 0 ] June 9, 2013 |
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  I have been reading a few articles/blog posts around the subject of culture in the workplace. I’m incredibly encouraged that there is a good volume of people within technology on all levels who appreciate the importance of a workable and enjoyable work culture along with the increasing importance of work/life balance. That being said, […]

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Good API Etiquette

Good API Etiquette

[ 1 ] March 8, 2012 |
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  APIs are great! Every developer you talk to will usually say that an API is the preferred way to go when you want to talk to other systems. Now ask that developer if they like working with APIs. Specifically, other peoples’ APIs. They will normally answer ‘if….’ otherwise – no! I’ve both built and […]

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Letting Go……

Letting Go……

[ 2 ] October 19, 2011 |
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There are generally 4 types of technical director/leader/cto etc. Founder technical director. Often a dev leader who’s job progresses outside of this due to growth. Operational leader. Someone who reports to a CIO and just runs the day to day. Deep thinker leader. Someone who concentrates on innovation and most likely does a lot of […]

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