Why “Success” isn’t a Long-Term Goal

I had a fun discussion recently with a person who let me know, in very clear terms, that he disagreed with my advice in Be the Master to “Define Your Success.” “Success,” he told me, “is just a long term goal, and those blind you to near-term opportunities.” Obviously, I have a slightly different take on it.

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Go On… You Know You Want To Ask.

This is a request: treat this as an “Ask Me Anything.” I’d like questions from you. Ideally, ones you think I can answer, but given a running start I’m sure I can come up with some answer <grin> to whatever you might ask. One caveat:

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Apprentice Audiences Outside of Work

One of the big messages in Be the Master is that you need to find your Apprentice Audience. And a second part of that message is that, for many of us, our apprentices aren’t going to be in the same workplace as we are. While you certainly don’t need to be the smartest person in the room at work in order to offer something to people, sometimes you have just as much, if not more, to offer people outside the office.

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Supervisor, Manager, Leader

Now look, these aren’t industry-standard terms by any means. But as I’ve been talking to people, I often hear a reluctance to “move into management.” When you dig into why, you find some pretty interesting reasons, and I think they have a lot to do with those three words: supervisor, manager, leader.

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Time for a Change

This morning on PowerShell.org, I posted an article about the new team that will be running that organization. I wanted to take some time here to explain what’s happening with my non-DevOps Collective work.

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