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Managing a motivated team

David Seidman Here’s what I do for my team: Ensure everyone has a clear plan to reach their short term career goals. Support that plan with mentorship, coaching, project assignments, and training. Set clear, tangible goals and priorities for the team. At all times everyone should know how their work is going to get us …

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Employee Manager Relationship

David Seidman My personal rules: Not okay to have scheduled 1:1 social contact outside the office Okay to hang out if you bump into each other Okay to attend anything the whole team is invited to Okay to attend any large party Okay to hang out with individual team members at events like concerts that …

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Project manager skills

Geoff Reiss Above all a project manager needs to be someone who thinks ahead. You must spend time thinking about the jobs and tasks that are coming over the horizon so that you can do your best to make sure everything and everybody is in place in good time. If you fail to do this, …

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ELI5: Black Holes

Robert Frost Take a large piece of plastic food wrap (Saran Wrap) and hold it. Put a small ball in the middle so that the sheet dips. Pour a couple of drops of water on the sheet. They should roll down the wrap towards the ball. This illustrates gravity. Remove the ball and have the …

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My Commonplace Book

“We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application-not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech-and learn them so well that words become works.” Seneca

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The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier Read:  2018-07-25, Rating:  7/10. Simple and useful questions for a front line manager, but felt like a blog post stretched into a short book. Book Notes: This book gives you seven questions and the tools to make them an everyday …

Assume Worst
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Assume the Worst

The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear by Carl Hiaasen Read:  2018-07-24, Rating:  7/10. Short speech stretched into a short book. A nice gift for new grads. Book Notes: You need a warning. Assume the worst. Self-delusion is no virtue. Happiness: it’s slippery. It’s unpredictable. It’s a different sensation for everyone. Figure out what you’re good at, …

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# Import packages import pandas as pd import scipy.stats as stats %matplotlib inline # Read in the data data = pd.read_csv(‘Customer Support Time Study.csv’) # Set columns to lists to use in ttest function joe = data[‘Joey’].values.tolist() nat = data[‘Nathaly’].values.tolist() # Plot the means (optional) data.mean().plot(‘bar’) # Perform ttest stats.ttest_ind(nat,joe,equal_var = True)