Are You Mentoring or Lecturing?

Great team leaders raise the skill level of people around them. There are so many ways to do this – team presentations, sharing articles, demonstrations, etc. Mentoring is one of the most personal and powerful ways of developing individuals on your teams. Unfortunately, this term gets tossed around freely without really understanding it. To the […]

Does your manager know how to code?

Who cares? Can you manage people? I used to think that a good manager could come from any background. Hell, I’ve had some incredible managers that have never written a single line of code. But as a full time manager of software developers I’m starting to think that a background in development does matter. I […]