There are many management blogs out there. Filled with the promise of so many fast rules that will fix your work life automagically. We both know that all of them are too good to be true. We've bought into them, bought the books and we always talk about them among our peers as if we had been converted into a new religion.
This is not another one of those blogs. Instead of never ending tales of bad bosses and terrible clients, I'm to tell my own. I'm Mr. Pablington and this is my story.
I've been in the software development world for 15+ years and at 35 I've seen it all. From local clients to failed companies, from amazing co-workers to mediocre vendors, from on-time on-budget to angry clients. I've seen people get it wrong over, and over, and over and that's what frustrates me the most: when I can give good advice on how to tackle a tough situation, and I'm not able to share it with those who need it.
My stories come from the corporate world, but will apply to other walks of life. I deal with developers and other technical individuals and, believe or not, they are humans too. So the likelihood of this story applying to your own life is quite high. If the first story is not close to home, maybe the second one will hit the right spot.
If you actually think I'm talking about you in your of my posts, it's just human nature. We all want to feel special and be the center of the universe. But unfortunately, the story is probably not about you. It's just a tale I made about a common scenario we always phase in our day-to-day work life.
This first post is dedicated to Cindy Gallop. Without the inspiration from your workshop in Wellington, this idea would have never become a reality.