This is the third in a series on the excellent book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. The book segments emotional intelligence into four areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. In this post, I will point out three specific tactics for improving relationship management. Relationship management is handy when […]
This is the second in a series on the excellent book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. The book segments emotional intelligence into four areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. In this post, I’d like to point out three specific tactics for improving social awareness. The authors do a […]
This is the first in a series on the excellent book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. What’s emotional intelligence? To summarize: We’re all humans, we all have emotions, and despite what we might tell ourselves, our emotions dictate our gut-level decisions and responses. Emotional intelligence skills kick in when it’s […]
We can all agree that making persuasive arguments is both exceedingly critical to collaboration and exceedingly difficult. Thus, I’ve been delighted to work through a book on persuasion–The 7 Triggers to Yes. It’s a new favorite of mine, and in this post, I’ll share the seven triggers, discuss one in more detail, and describe some […]
Imagine you’re about to sit down and begin working on a new feature for a 10-year-old project. You’re excited, because the older project has proven to be a huge success in the market, and it feels great to contribute to something we know others find valuable. Your time is not going to be wasted.
Tired of the same desktop background? Bored with stock art and don’t care enough to search for anything better? With the help of Workflow, you can bring a little fun and delight to your backgrounds.
Debugging legacy applications is, in general, no fun. In this post, I’ll describe a helpful tactic: wrapping a unit test around the questionable code.
Very few people enjoy debugging legacy applications.† Here’s one concrete, super-handy tip to make it a quicker, less painful process.
This year’s Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) will be held Monday, May 16 at GVSU’s Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids. This year’s theme is The Mobile Movement. GLSEC will have fifteen talks this year, spread across three rooms. I won’t be able to attend all of them, but there are three I’d be […]
Roughly six months ago, I purchased TextExpander. I now wish I’d purchased it ten years ago. It has saved me from countless hours of typing, as well as the errors that come along with manual typing. Here are some of my favorite uses of TextExpander.