Migration – Weekly Article Dump

Migration: Bye to the Pi Well... it happened. If you checked in earlier this week, you might have noticed Dev Leader was completely down on Thursday. Quite a bummer... but the show must go on. Migration to a new host was necessary, but that wasn't without some hiccups. For me, having a site hosted was still a pretty new process. I had tried it a couple of times before, but running a web server that I controlled always felt better. Just more control I suppose. Migration started off sort of sour where I was required to re-install Wordpress on my host a few times due to some technical difficulties... And of course, it was hard to sit still while I knew my site was down. Once I finally had Wordpress launched, the only part of the migration that went smooth…

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Recognition – Weekly Article Dump

Recognition - Weekly Article Dump Not all of the articles this week touch on recognition, and to be honest, I didn't pick it as a theme for the articles either. Recognition is more a topic of discussion that's come up over the last week at Magnet Forensics, where I work. Being a team lead and part of the management team at Magnet, I'm often part of conversations about motivation. Providing recognition is an excellent way to motivate your staff and shows that you truly appreciate them. We've been trying to get better at recognizing staff for doing an awesome job--especially because we have so many awesome people working with us. It's pretty obvious with our Profit Hot 50 placement that we've got some kick-ass people. Recognition, whether it's one-on-one or in a public setting, has a huge impact. I don't…

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Weekly Article Dump

Weekend Motivation Reading! Here's a collection of things I shared over the week. Lot's of motivation, tips, and leadership pointers! 10 Leadership Nuggets From Nelson Mandela: Some inspiring words to lead by! 5 Public Speaking Tips That'll Prepare You for Any Interview: Several basic interview tips that are related to public speaking. Being better at interviewing never hurt anyone :) A Foolproof Tool for Motivating Your Team (and Yourself): I'm always looking for different approaches to motivate. This article offered a pretty good approach that's worth checking out. Shiny objects: tips for using both sides of your brain: Some tips for boosting creativity, mostly aimed at those that may not be that creative :) Are You Coachable?: An interesting article about being "coachable". The best part, I thought, was addressing whether or not you're actually seeking help or if you're…

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