leadership Archive

Learning How to Teach a Class

A friend in the Dallas UX community reached out to me. When I read her email I couldn’t believe what she was offering. Her question was if I’d be interested in teaching a class

10 Easy Ways Conference Speakers Can Improve Their Sessions

I had the privilege of presenting a workshop at a huge Austin-based conference in March 2016. Of course I sat in on many talks and learned from them all. This particular conference attracts experienced

Today is the Day I Get Fired

Today is the Day I Get Fired I recite this line to myself starting every day. My daybreak meditation on the negative began a year ago. Good morning. It’s going to be a great

Top 10 Things I Learned in 2015

A few days ago I put a message out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. A call to action for any and all willing to retrospect on their year, and share some learnings with one

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night Build night during hackathons are generally insane. Why? Because things don’t fall into place, time is short, and missing pieces aren’t found. Connecting the dots is

Code Quality Control Poster

Quality Control Confirming your code quality regularly prevents production exceptions and crashes. This is the title and pitch for my latest creation. A poster reminding me, and you, and us, that “you can help

Innovation is Stupid – Let’s Give it a Brain

Innovation is fascinating to me. Until a few years ago I’d never read nor said the word. Now I feel like my career is constantly observed through its lens. Here’s the problem – what

10 Tips for a Winning Hackathon Pitch

During the weekend of Mar 1st I volunteered at HackDFW. It was the biggest student Hackathon held in North Texas. I met many college undergrads, master students, and a few from high-school. After seeing them in

10 Leadership Lessons from the 2500 Year Old Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese text written over 2,500 years ago. This ancient work continues revealing modern messages every time I read it, and hopefully convey along to you. My first experience