Archive for the 'Professional Development' Category

Life in General, Professional Development

Poor Planning Leads to Poor Execution

When it comes to home improvement, I’m fairly comfortable tackling most projects even if it is something I haven’t attempted before. I recently decided that it was time to install crown moulding in my daughter’s room. I hit the web and started doing a little reading. After reading a half dozen articles, I was fairly […]

Life in General, Professional Development

Do You Love Your Job?

I’m not sure what the stats are for the current American workforce in terms of workplace happiness, but I am sure they are not very high. Corporate America seems to be running rampant with unhappy and disgruntled employees. I am happy to say I am not one of these people. I love my job. I […]

Professional Development

Never Stop Moving Forward

I’ve been working in my field for a very long time now, roughly 10 years to be exact. In those 10 years I’ve managed to keep learning new things year after year. Sometimes these new skills were learned with specific purposes or through on the job encounters. On the other hand, I’ve also had jobs […]

Professional Development, Programming

On Becoming a Better Programmer

Nick Halstead runs a programming blog and is one of my favorite reads. His insight is very good and he has a lot of experience. His post today was about becoming a better programmer and was a very good read. I totally agree with what he was saying, but I had something to add. I […]

Professional Development

How Do You Measure Success?

Success. It’s one of those things that we all strive to achieve. My recent decision to change jobs has had me thinking about my career and the idea of success and I recently asked myself that very question. How Do You Measure Success? Is success driving the cool car that everyone looks at? Is success […]