It is thought that mindsets are on a continuum with two extremes; fixed and growth.
Are our ideas good so we do them, or do our ideas become good because we pursue them?
We don’t see the world as it is. We see it as we believe it to be.
Sometimes, a person being promoted is said to be the “obvious choice”. That’s convincing. If it’s obvious, why look anywhere else?
By not trusting people, we make them untrustworthy. This is a vicious cycle that can ruin relationships, kill productivity, and fuel employee turnover. Let me tell you a story about Josh We once had the worst engineer on our team.
Our brains are fantastic machines for sorting, categorizing, and filtering data. It makes sure we don’t get confused easily and that we see what is the most appropriate. Unfortunately, when we assume that people are not trustworthy, we inadvertently set our brain on a subconscious crusade that will result in proving our opinion. To help understand why, let’s talk about… Read moreTrust (Part 2) People aren’t who you think they are
How does someone earn your trust? That question carries a lot of dangerous assumptions. Trust is all around us. It’s at any restaurant where we eat before paying. It’s the basis for companies offering loans regardless of credit. It’s with us when we drive through a green light without stopping; we trust no one will run the red light. Society… Read moreTrust (Part 1) Starting with Trust
I usually blog about what I’m learning in school or on my own and avoid talking about my job. Today, I’m breaking that rule. This is my last day at Quicken Loans, where I’ve spent the past few years as a member of the agile coaching office – ILean. In that time I’ve learned a tremendous amount from many fantastic… Read moreMy time at Quicken Loans
I recently had the chance to chat about millennials in the workplace, and why they’re so difficult. Rather than just sharing my thoughts and readings privately, I decided to put them down in a post. Why? Because I’m a lazy millennial and I could re-use this more easily.
No big idea is created in a vacuum, and scientific development is no exception. Below are links to key sources I referenced or learned from in building the idea. Slides Agile & Beyond 2016 Books Seeing what other’s don’t (book) Predictably Irrational (website & book) A More Beautiful Question (website & book) The Marshmallow Test (book) Start With Why (website & book)… Read moreThe Ideas Behind Scientific Development