Three Tactics for Improving Your Relationship Management

The book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fantastic introduction to this important topic. As I wrote in a previous post on self-management:

In quick summary: 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 time to wrangle an emotional response into a productive and positive outcome.

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Three Tactics for Improving Your Social Awareness

The book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fantastic introduction to this important topic. As I wrote in a previous post on self-management:

In quick summary: 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 time to wrangle an emotional response into a productive and positive outcome.

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Why I Ditched Spotlight for Spreadsheets

Besides its intended focus of searching your entire computer, did you know that macOS’s Spotlight search makes it really easy to perform simple arithmetic? Over time, this has actually become one of my favorite things about Spotlight. It’s a hugely convenient handicap for my dyscalculia, always ready and only two keystrokes away. Despite this, if I were forced to promulgate something approximating a New Year’s resolution, it would be that I’m not going to use Spotlight for calculations anymore. Read more on Why I Ditched Spotlight for Spreadsheets…

Three Tactics for Improving Your Self-Management

The book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fantastic introduction to the named topic. In quick summary: 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 time to wrangle an emotional response into a productive and positive outcome.
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Bring Joy to Your Desktop Backgrounds with Workflow Automation

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.

Examples of NASA astronomy pictures of the day. Image credit: Various authors (individual images) and me (collage).

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Quenching the Fire of Clients From Hell

Have you ever seen the website Clients from Hell? It’s a collection of crowd-sourced horror stories about client interactions from across the tech industry. I don’t frequent it anymore, but I have found the stories humorous in the past. To be honest, the website could just as easily be called “Self-Entitled Designers from Hell” or “A Master’s Degree in How to Be Inept At Managing Client Expectations.”

While a blog full of tropes in which two parties verbally assault one another isn’t the most helpful thing ever created, I do think it serves to highlight a reality in software product design and development: Sometimes, projects go to hell.
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