Managing peers

Articles and posts about handling situations with peers at work, especially as it concerns technology people and an projects

How to Learn with Peers

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Managing peers | 0 comments

I’ve written about a missed opportunity for learning that’s sadly too common among IT managers. While many believe that a career in management requires a commitment to continuous learning, they often miss out on chances to glean ideas, insights and techniques for leadership from their peers. For a variety of reasons, they are unable or unwilling to share experiences of success and failure with their colleagues. Posturing and perceptions of competitive pressures interfere with some of the most potentially productive relationships in the workplace. But how do you, as a manager,...

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Learning With Peers

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Managing peers, News & commentary | 0 comments

If you want to grow as a leader or help others to become leaders, it’s important to think carefully about the process of learning. Have you ever been in a great conversation and been surprised by something you said — whether it was your own insight, your own language or the source of your comment? These events happen to me every once in a while and are the source of some of my most cherished learning. And the things I learn in these conversations often become the bedrock of my understanding of a range of ideas. They tend to be things that reorder my thinking, make connections...

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