You Have an Answer for Everything

Leaders should have all the answers, right? If you always have the answer to everything, or an answer for everything that’s wrong, you are probably doing yourself — and your team — a disservice. Let me tell you a little story. Many years ago I came to have yet another...
Underpaid: Money, Merit, and Meritocracy

Underpaid: Money, Merit, and Meritocracy

Women are underpaid, even in technology, where the notion of meritocracy is the norm. How far should the government go to level the playing field? Chronically Underpaid When someone is underpaid, it tends to persist, because each successive job will only want to pay...
4 Tips for Your Career or Business

4 Tips for Your Career or Business

How man career paths will you have? According to Carla Harris, it could be as many as five! How will you know that it’s the right time to make a move? I recently saw a very short, but impactful, interview where her advice was aimed at millenials. However, if you...
Does Management Suck?

Does Management Suck?

Are leadership and management alien concepts? Can one really exist without the other? While people tend to put leadership on a pedestal, management is often given short thrift. Since most people in the world have to deal or participate in the world of management, it...
Labor Abuses

Labor Abuses

Labor abuses are an open secret in the IT industry, so why do people look the other way? A recent conviction may instruct how to confront this problem. Periodically, there can be a kerfuffle, such as when a huge employer like Disney blatantly push the law to its...