If you were to chart the activities of an SE, the Proof of Concepts (POC) or Proof of Value (POV) would be at the top of the list (or the big piece of the pie in a pie chart for those of you who are visual). It is a high effort and high reward activity … Continue reading Proof of Concepts – Good or Bad?
Back in 2006 I was a new manager at Cisco Systems and I had the opportunity to attend an Emerging Leadership Program training class in the UK. One of the first questions they asked the class was, "How many of you are able to take 60 minutes a week and jot down your thoughts and reflections?". Only a few … Continue reading Welcome to SE Thoughts
Originally posted to LInkedin at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/leadership-philosophy-lessons-learned-bill-lapp/ In 2008 I was finishing up my Babson MBA and undertook an independent study class. Sort of. I was actually taking a required leadership class at Cisco and I figured I could get double credit. As an output of that class I had to write a paper explaining my leadership philosophy. … Continue reading Leadership Philosophy
Originally posted to linkedin at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-lessons-learned-goodbye-email-bill-lapp About a week before I left Cisco I was on a 3 hour plane flight without WiFi. To keep busy I decided to write down all of the lessons learned I had from my time there. People have recently asked for a copy of the list so I am sharing … Continue reading Leadership Lessons Learned – Cisco Goodbye Email
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