A Precious Hour - Rands in Repose
- Poorly written emails are an early warning of intense busy.
- At least I accomplished something.
- When an engineer becomes a lead or a manager, they create a professional satisfaction gap. They’ve observed this gap long before they became a lead with the question: “What does my boss do all day? I see him running around like something is on fire, but what does he actually do?” The question gets personal when the now freshly minted manager begins to understand that life as a lead is an endless list of little things that collectively keep you busy, but, in aggregate, don’t feel much like progress.
- The positive feedback an engineer receives in the Zone is the sensation that you literally performed magic
- I believe that leads and managers are forever chasing the high associated with the Zone, but rarely achieve them because their job responsibilities are in direct contradiction to the requirements to achieve it.
Apr 06, 2012