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Running Effective and Efficient Meetings

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I spend a lot of time at work in meetings. I regularly think about having effective and efficient meetings and here’s a list of things that I think are impor...

Let’s Get Rid Of Performance Rating Scales

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Several weeks ago I wrapped up conducting employee performance reviews for the 2020 calendar year and it’s the first time that I can remember in my career wh...

My Role As “Clarity Provider”

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Over the last several months I’ve become increasingly convinced that one of my most important responsibilities as an engineering manager is to provide clarit...

My Fitness And Health Routine

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Something that is personally very important to me is that I stay fit and healthy for as long as possible in life. While I wouldn’t label myself a “fitness nu...

My System For Staying Organized At Work

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Being organized is a skill I personally value and at least for me - it’s a no-brainer that being organized can help everyone do their jobs better. It was imp...

Personal Retreat

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I drove about 2 hours west to Stockton, IL - to a place called Christ in the Wilderness (CITW), to spend a few days (Friday evening - Sunday morning) to myse...

Deconstruct

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I recently returned home from attending Deconstruct along with a bunch of my co-workers. I thought I’d jot my thoughts down while the experience is still fre...

My Disappointment With The New Macbook Pro

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When I started at Braintree I was given a new 2017 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It’s a really nice laptop overall and I don’t mean to sound ungrateful… bu...