My thoughts on the differences between manager and IC roles. I’ve gone back and forth between individual contributor (IC) and management/lead roles a few times in my career. There are things I like about both. Occasionally I’m asked to share my thoughts on the differences between the two roles, especially by people who are wondering…… Continue reading Manager vs. IC
People talk about networking as an important career activity or skill. But they don’t usually define what it is, or tell you how to do it. Many people dread the idea, and/or fear that they’re being left behind. Do you have to pretend to like people? Do social extroverts reap all the benefits? Is it even moral/fair?
My thoughts on the value you get from mentoring and being mentored, and how to make the most of it.
Once you’ve built up some seniority, you start asking yourself: should I go into management? Will I be good at it? Will I enjoy it? What does a manager do, anyway?
To tell you the truth, I collect people. I can’t help it. I love you all too much to let go. I don’t hoard my treasure like a dragon. I fling it into the sky and share it with everyone. You all are my stars. You light up my life. You glow and I cannot…… Continue reading My Twinkling Stars