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Tech Bros and Solving Diversity Issues

In our last episode, we discussed the value of diverse perspectives. We wrap up our William A. Adams interview with ideas for solving diversity issues. We have seen where he has made great strides in raising awareness. However, we do not wrap up our conversation without offering solutions to this problem. It makes no sense to complain about a problem without suggesting solutions. A Blueprint For Solving Diversity Issues I enjoy the idea of “tech bros” that William brings up.... Read more

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Positive Thinking – Our Gift To You

Our annual Christmas special includes a wish for you to embrace positive thinking during this season. Better yet, we hope you will also embrace that mindset in the year ahead. We know that confirmation bias can make us think we are correct and our view is right. Therefore, we should craft that view to be where we are content, successful, and even happy. We can help set our environment through our attitude, and it makes no sense to avoid doing so... Read more

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Use Differing Perspectives To Be Better

We continue our conversation with “The” William A. Adams with a foray into diversity. Differing perspectives that are correctly managed and embraced are a part of high-functioning teams. Diversity is a popular term to use to get good press. However, that is not useful in itself. We must look for diverse experiences and backgrounds and then utilize them to improve the team. This benefit only occurs when we work with the differences rather than force them to conform. Differing Perspectives... Read more

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Destined For A Career In Software – A William A. Adams Interview

We start a new discussion in this episode. Our conversation with “The” William A. Adams begins with a background that shows he was made for a career in software. He makes the most of the hand he was dealt and has an incredible resume with experiences to match. By the way, William also happens to be a black man in a predominately white world of IT. However, more on that in later episodes. A Career In Software Was An Obvious... Read more

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Rock Bottom Can Be a Starting Line

The discussion with Chip Nightingale concludes with his story about hitting rock bottom and then turning around to grow back to success. He was in about as bad a place one can be and was ready to call it quits. However, he was stopped and managed to turn things around. His story is one that points out that while we can be in a bad situation, that does make it the end. Sometimes it is where our story truly begins.... Read more

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Invest In Your Team – They Will Want To Stay

This episode continues our discussion with Chip Nightingale. We explore how it can be risky to invest in your team but also rewarding. The view of employees as quick to leave once they receive training is short-sighted and often wrong. There is a natural fear that people grow to a certain point and then leave. However, that is not always the case. Many times they will stay because they know they will continue to grow. Invest In Your Team For... Read more