Soft skills and technical ladders

Tech companies offer more tech-focused career choices than when I started many moons ago. You can follow technical passion and still progress, without becoming the dreaded ‘management’. This is good. It’s still important to work on the ‘soft skills’, though. As you rise and impact more people, how you do it makes a big difference to the teams you work with. Technically good and socially … Continue reading Soft skills and technical ladders

It’s all out there

After nearly 20 years of working in software development, I want to work with people far more than technology. What I really want to do is switch to coaching. Quite how to make the breakthrough isn’t clear, especially when there are financial hurdles and the economy isn’t throwing life-changing jobs around right now. So I look around the web (thanks, technology – I do still … Continue reading It’s all out there