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Who the f@#k you think you f$&kin’ withI’m the f%*kin’ boss—Rick Ross, Hustlin' Rick Ross - Hustlin' | Listen for free at bop.fm In all my years in business, I have yet to hear someone say: “I love corporate politics.” On the other hand, I meet plenty of people who complain bitterly about corporate politics—sometimes even in the companies they run. Political behavior almost always starts with the CEO. What do I mean by politics? How it happens A CEO creates politics by encouraging and sometimes incenting political behavior—often accidentally. Specifically, you will be rewarding behavior that has nothing to do with advancing your business. The other ambitious members of your staff will immediately agitate for raises as well. Now let’s move on to a more complicated example. How to minimize politics Professionals vs. Minimizing politics often feels totally unnatural. The Technique As I developed as a CEO, I found three key techniques to be extremely useful in minimizing politics. 1. 2. 3. How to Minimize Politics in Your Company How to Minimize Politics in Your Company
I'm trying to write my wrongs,But it's funny these same wrongs helped me write this song—Kanye West, Touch the Sky Kanye West - Touch The Sky | Listen for free at bop.fm Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. He wanted to hear the story of how we went from doomed in the eyes of the world to a $1.6B outcome with no recapitalization. In retrospect, we were able to keep cultural continuity and retain our best employees despite multiple massive layoffs, because we laid people off the right way. Step 1: Get your head right When a company fails to hit its financial plan so severely that it must fire the employees that it went to great time and expense to hire, it weighs heavily on the chief executive. Step 2: Don’t delay Once you decide that you will have to lay people off, the time elapsed between making that decision and executing that decision should be as short as possible. Why so strict? The Right Way to Lay People Off The Right Way to Lay People Off
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Management

Exerting Influence Without Authority - Harvard Management Update Congratulations—you’ve been asked to lead a change initiative! But there’s a catch—its success hinges on the cooperation of several people across your organization over whom you have no formal authority. If you’re like most managers, you’re facing this sort of challenge more often these days because of flatter management structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams. For those reasons, a greater number of managers now need to get things done through peers inside and outside their organizations. In this age of heightened business complexity, moreover, change itself has grown increasingly complicated. A majority of change initiatives now involve multiple functions within and even between companies, and many such efforts encompass an entire firm. New kinds of partnerships and alliances have emerged as well, and they require managers to exercise influence over peers from the other companies. Though honing these skills takes time and patience, the payoff is worth it. Networking. Consultation. Exerting Influence Without Authority - Harvard Management Update
Managing Up

Everyone complains about his or her boss from time to time. In fact, some consider it a national workplace pastime. But there’s a difference between everyday griping and stressful frustration, just as there is a clear distinction between a manager with a few flaws and one who is incompetent. Dealing with the latter can be anguishing and taxing. But with the right mindset and a few practical tools, you can not only survive but flourish. What the Experts Say “Most people have had experience with someone who is incompetent, or at least unhelpful,” says Annie McKee, founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute and co-author of Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness. Understand the incompetence Before you declare your boss useless, check your bias and better understand what you are seeing. Consider also whether you have all of the relevant information. Principles to Remember Do Don’t She has also shifted her mindset. Dealing with Your Incompetent Boss - Amy Gallo Dealing with Your Incompetent Boss - Amy Gallo
Not everyone of us is fortunate enough to work for a supportive boss who knows how to strike the perfect balance between being democratic and a disciplinarian. In fact, if you firmly believe that you currently work for a bad boss, perhaps it’s better for you to simply take consolation in the fact that you are not alone. If you have a recent experience of working with your boss and trying to engage them in a productive and professional relationship – and you have miserably failed – then this article is made for you. Stop letting a bad boss ruin your career. Start playing out the disadvantages and transforming them into advantages instead. If you work for a bad boss, it’s better for you to: 1. Take a look at how you’re doing at work. If you’ve objectively come to the conclusion that it’s not your fault your boss is acting this way, let go of the control. The behavior of your boss is caused by an external factor outside of your control. 2. 3. Be sensitive to your department’s needs. 4. 5. 6. 7 Things To Do If You Work For A Bad Boss 7 Things To Do If You Work For A Bad Boss
Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. So how do we help kids become better listeners? Strategy #1: Say it Once Repeating ourselves in the classroom will produce lazy listening in our students. Of course you don't want to leave distracted students in the dust so for those few who forgot to listen, you can advise them to, "ask three, then ask me." Strategy #2: Turn and Talk One way to inspire active listening in your students is to give them a listening task. Strategy #3: Student Hand Signals Asking students to pay full attention and indicating that they will follow this with a non-verbal signal is a wonderful tool for sharpening those listening skills. Strategy #4: Pay Attention, Pause, Paraphrase Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen
The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Teens With ADHD | Grace Friedman Recently, I met a new friend at my college, the University of Puget Sound, and during the course of our brief introduction he learned that I had ADHD. Almost without thinking he declared that ADHD does not exist and that it is not a "real condition." Naturally, I was confused by his reply and quite taken aback. For those of you following my blog here on the Huffington Post, you already know that I am a vocal advocate for millions of young people diagnosed with ADHD. For those thousands of you who have downloaded and read my free digital guide Embracing Your ADHD, you already know that teens and young adults with ADHD often feel social stigma about their condition. My mission and purpose is simple: we ADDYTeens, the term I coined for our community of young people with ADHD worldwide, need more resources, more understanding, more acceptance and less stigma. Let's explore what his comment represents. Myth #1: ADHD is not real. Speaking of Dr. Manage your ADHD, or it may manage you. The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Teens With ADHD | Grace Friedman
30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class One day, in front 36 riotous sophomores, I clutched my chest and dropped to my knees like Sergeant Elias at the end of Platoon. Instantly, dead silence and open mouths replaced classroom Armageddon. Standing up like nothing had happened, I said, "Thanks for your attention -- let's talk about love poems." I never used that stunt again. After all, should a real emergency occur, it would be better if students call 911 rather than post my motionless body on YouTube. Most teachers use silencing methods, such as flicking the lights, ringing a call bell (see Teacher Tipster's charming video on the subject), raising two fingers, saying "Attention, class," or using Harry Wong's Give Me 5 -- a command for students to: Focus their eyes on the speaker Be quiet Be still Empty their hands Listen. There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and listen. Lesser known techniques are described below and categorized by grade bands: Late Elementary and Middle Grade Attention Getters 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class
Hardware Managment

Load-balancing Docker containers with Nginx and Consul-Template - Belly Card Engineering We are investing a lot of research and development time into leveraging Docker in the next generation of our internal infrastructure. One of the next components we need to build out to full maturity is being able to dynamically route web traffic from our Nginx load balancers to internal Docker containers in a performant way. We are very passionate fans of the work of HashiCorp at Belly, and they recently published a new project named Consul Template. We were using an earlier HashiCorp tool named consul–haproxy to reconfigure our Nginx load–balancers based on Consul data. Consul Template is a slightly more generalized tool that was fairly smooth to adopt. Let me walk you through a proof of concept I whipped up last week. Architecture At a high level, here is the construction of the current PoC. The Nginx container listens on the public port 80, and runs Consul Template. Finally, an example backend container is included for the load–balancer to proxy to. Breakdown Getting Started Help Wanted Load-balancing Docker containers with Nginx and Consul-Template - Belly Card Engineering
Consul Service Discovery with Docker :: Jeff Lindsay Consul is a powerful tool for building distributed systems. There are a handful of alternatives in this space, but Consul is the only one that really tries to provide a comprehensive solution for service discovery. As my last post points out, service discovery is a little more than what Consul can provide us, but it is probably the biggest piece of the puzzle. Understanding Consul and the "Config Store" The heart of Consul is a particular class of distributed datastore with properties that make it ideal for cluster configuration and coordination. The father of config stores is Google's Chubby, which was never made publicly available but is described in the influential Chubby paper. These specialized datastores are defined by their use of a consensus algorithm requiring a quorum for writes and generally exposing a simple key-value store. You can learn more about the challenges of designing stateful distributed systems with the online book, Distributed systems for fun and profit. Onward… Consul Service Discovery with Docker :: Jeff Lindsay
Jeff Lindsay Consul is a powerful tool for building distributed systems. There are a handful of alternatives in this space, but Consul is the only one that really tries to provide a comprehensive solution for service discovery. As my last post points out, service discovery is a little more than what Consul can provide us, but it is probably the biggest piece of the puzzle. Understanding Consul and the "Config Store" The heart of Consul is a particular class of distributed datastore with properties that make it ideal for cluster configuration and coordination. The father of config stores is Google's Chubby, which was never made publicly available but is described in the influential Chubby paper. These specialized datastores are defined by their use of a consensus algorithm requiring a quorum for writes and generally exposing a simple key-value store. You can learn more about the challenges of designing stateful distributed systems with the online book, Distributed systems for fun and profit. Onward…
Resource Management

Not long after I changed careers to become a full-stack web developer, I received an odd Facebook message from a family friend. “I visited your website,” he wrote, “and I’m still trying to figure out what pancakes have to do with websites.” Clever…or clueless? I’m still unsure. But one thing is certain: IHOP needs to move over; the term “full stack” isn’t about pancakes anymore. What is a full-stack web developer? Developers describe the technical levels of an application as a “stack,” not unlike like a tower of pancakes. Together, all of these things comprise a technology stack. What skills does a full-stack developer need? The exact skills of a full-stack developer will range amongst companies—or even from person to person. A full-stack developer needs two basic sets of knowledge: front-end development and back-end development. The core skills required of a full-stack developer will vary widely depending on the particular stack an application or company uses. Go full-stack. Deconstructed: What Is Full-Stack Web Development?
In 2012, Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared, “Software is eating the world.” By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This means that the door is wide open for individuals who do not have a traditional background in computer science to learn how to code. Let’s take a look at some of the most in-demand languages of 2016 to figure out which tools will best complement your skill set and career goals. What is it? SQL stands for Structured Query Language. What can you do with it? SQL is good at fetching data and is most typically used to retrieve information from databases and combine it together to create reports. What’s the learning curve like? The great thing about this language is the syntax is very simple and it takes only a few minutes to learn how to run a very basic report. Why is it in-demand? Who Uses SQL? 2. The short answer is, just about anything. Who uses Java? 3. Who uses Python? 4. Who uses C#: 8. The 8 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2016
5 Reasons You Should Learn to Code There’s no denying that web development is one of today’s most lucrative careers. With a median salary of more than $90,000 and demand skyrocketing by 22% every year, web development is a smart career path for many individuals. But even if you’re not planning on becoming a full-time programmer, learning how to code can have substantial benefits for your career. Not sure if you want to tackle the challenge? 1. Learning a skill such as coding signals to your employer that you are resourceful, tech-savvy, and versatile. Monopolizing a skill at work is a sure-fire way to become indispensable, and coding will help you do just that. 2. Understanding code is crucial if you frequently collaborate with the technical members of your team. Speaking their language will win you respect, make conversations more effective, plus enable you to evaluate technology solutions and understand the resources necessary to complete a certain project. 3. 4. Have an idea for a new app? 5.
Quality management

Las emociones y el arte de la negociación Por Isabel Carrasco González Alison Wood Brooks, profesora de negociación en Harvard Business School, en la edición de diciembre de Harvard Business Review, plantea que los negociadores normalmente se centran en la estrategia, las tácticas, las ofertas y contraofertas y no prestan la suficiente atención a cómo las emociones van a influir en lo que ocurre en la mesa de negociación. Hasta hace poco tiempo eran escasos los investigadores que se preocupaban por analizar el papel de las emociones en las negociaciones, por ejemplo cómo los sentimientos en la forma en la que las personas abordan el conflicto, llegan a acuerdos y crean valor mientras negocian con la otra parte. En la última década, sin embargo, los investigadores han empezado a examinar cómo emociones específicas como la ira, la tristeza, la desilusión, la ansiedad, la envidia, el nerviosismo y el remordimiento pueden afectar el comportamiento de un negociador. En algunas ocasiones el enfado puede conducir a mejores resultados.
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