Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
As part of my improvement sprint focused on leadership, I'm making my way through The First 90 Days, by Michael Watkins. In a nutshell, it's a guide for how new leaders can be successful. I think it's actually relevant for any new role or situation. It's a very practical guide, full of real-world lessons learned. In this book, Watkins basically studies the failures and success of people on the job and turns them into patterns and anti-patterns for success.
I'm finding that the book is full of gems of insight. In order to share with my friends, family, co-workers and mentees, I've been posting bite-sized nuggets on The Bookshare. The Bookshare is simply where I chunk information from my favorite books, down into bite-sized nuggets that are fast to read and easy to turn into action.
My latest post is a distillation of the recipe for success from The First 90 days, along with my key take aways. If you're a new leader or dealing with change, or simply want to be aware of key strategies for success at work, read my post on Ten Key Success Strategies.
I'd been using this book to guide my last 3 job swaps... it's fantastic to create your action plan to approach a job change.
This blog gives relevant information on Success Strategies which is mainly focussed on leadership, In my view it is a guide to new leaders that how they can be successful. There are certain practical thoughts in this guide which helps the leaders to work in a better way in order to become successful.
At Microsoft, I regularly mentor some fellow softies.   It can be tough to navigate the waters,