This little discussion was initially prompted by an old Information Week’s article of “Stay Ahead With Soft Skills” aimed at computer programmers and “techies”; however, while project management and such are great skills—especially in agile development–the most important skill is communication.
I love when my team shares cool ideas, hacks, and optimizations. It shows they have passion for what we’re doing and see the job more than just an inbox/outbox gig–and the team is made better by the innovation and contributions of each individual member.
What’s the worst part of your job as a team lead or manager? Deadlines? Crazed customers?
Individuals with these qualities can sap your energy and put a strain on your business.
In a recent blog post by Seth Godin, “Learning from the rejection,” he reminds us that we all grow from rejection.