13 years in Tech as a woman: Part 1

Being in Tech, and being a woman, I’ve been asked a lot to share about my experience… as woman in Tech. I have to admit it is a slight nuisance because I consider my gender to be the least interesting aspect of my career. It’s not even that much interesting when paired with being in…

The Real Challenge with Problem Solving

Hello again my friend. Hope things are well with you near the end of this year. A couple of months ago I shared this observation on LinkedIn: The real challenge with problem solving is rarely in coming up with the solution but rather Communication: getting people to agree what the problem is Decision: which solution…

Sketchnoting: Visual Notetaking for More Effective Learning

for Dec 16th Saw this tweet earlier https://twitter.com/helenbevan/status/1333005570056523781 (Source: Impact Wales) They say the best way to learn is to teach. That is because (good) teaching forces you to digest and express what you know. You engage more parts of yourself, compared to passively (and often mindlessly) consuming the information. The act of drawing means…

Knowledge Worker’s Communication Guide: You don’t need a meeting if (part 7)

I’ve shared some practical tips about how to prepare for, lead, and participate in meetings in my other newsletter. Now let’s look at some principles and frameworks to help us think about meetings. Why can’t we have good meetings? One reason is because we’re still spending time sitting in bad meetings. Cancel that meeting if…

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