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Mentor Talk

 

Here are a few tips that I think will help make you a great manager /  mentor.

    1, Care about the people you manage. You work for them, the goal is to make them a success.

    2. Never stop reading, and read something other than code books. Here is a good book. KNOWING HOW TO KNOW  Idries Shah 

    3Remember Show and Tell in school. Everyone loves to show their toys. Their software assignments are the toys we help them when we let them show us how to play with their new toy (software).

    4 Hire smart people. It's like the advertising motto, you have to spend money to make money. If you want smart software get smart people.

    5 If you do not understand what the hell they are talking about, itís a good chance they are full of it. Check it out further.

    6. Just because you can do something does not mean they can and vise versa.  There are many ways to solve a problem

    7. Patience. You know ..... it's a virtue.

    8 Do you know that most people are under stress outside of work? Remember that when you hire a person you get the whole person.

    9 Take time to get away from the office environment and spend some one on one time. Stop by a coffee shop together and have a meeting

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    10 Laugh as often as you can ,software is like a sand painting. It's just a matter of time before it needs to be swept away.

 

 

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