CADDManager on December 15th, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – Dec. 2016) We live in an age where technology touches everything. The Internet of Things is growing every day. Workplaces have high tech workers who know how to self-manage their devices and work environments. Design technology and project processes can go awry and go downhill fast. You are […]

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CADDManager on September 3rd, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – Sept. 2016) I have given and received many performance reviews over the years. Many of those that have been focused on my progress have been done very well and have spurred me on to better performance. Others have been tired efforts that have been completed to meet the […]

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CADDManager on August 2nd, 2016

(Originally published in AUGI World – Aug 2016) It’s all about priorities – right? Last time we left off at the point of having a task list created, grouped and categorized. This may have uncovered items that can be grouped together. Larger recurring items, when looked at holistically, may uncover underlying themes that run through […]

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CADDManager on July 6th, 2016

Common advice is to avoid reading email – it takes up too much time. They say you should put it off and check it once in the morning and then at lunch and then before you go home for the day. Yeah – right!  Tech Managers are service oriented and I do not believe they […]

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CADDManager on July 5th, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – July 2016) He’s making a list, checking it twice… wait it is only July, not December. I spend a lot of time making lists and prioritizing my work. When I come to the office in the morning, I ponder what I need to get done. I review anything […]

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CADDManager on June 12th, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – June 2016) Don’t overdue it Don’t gush over someone or draw out the compliment too long, specially in public. Others will be annoyed. Don’t start passing out too many uplifting appreciations. That will water them all down. I have known people that have complimented me with wording that […]

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CADDManager on June 11th, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – June 2016) Start Small It does not have to be some grand achievement to open the door to a compliment. It can be the small things, like how they phrased a statement. When someone gives corrective feedback to another without demeaning them… that is praiseworthy. When someone offers […]

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CADDManager on June 10th, 2016

(First published in AUGI World Magazine – June 2016) Face it, everyone likes to receive praise. But do we like to give it? Most people do not, or at least it seems like they do not like giving compliments, since they seldom give them. Demanding bosses to seldom give out compliments. They demand superior work […]

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CADDManager on April 12th, 2016
This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Think Big – Work Small Tech managers live in a world that is very large and very small. Technology encompasses so many areas and so many areas impact your environment. You cannot ignore new trends and you cannot embrace every trend. It is a dichotomy that hovers over us as we try to get things […]

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