Friday, April 08, 2016

Advice

"Never base your life decisions on advice from people who don't have to deal with the results."
"Don't make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion."
"The people with the best advice are usually the ones that have been through the most."
"Sometimes we need to be hurt in order to grow, fail in order to know, lose in order to gain, some lessons are best learnt through pain."
"When you say yes to others, make sure you're not saying no to yourself."
"Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you."

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Principles of Leadership

You know... over the past many years in software development, I've seen and gone through several projects and seen a bunch of teams do their work. I've worked with several managers and directors and I've learnt a few golden principles of leadership:

1. You need to be a master of the area relevant area that you're going to be working on.
2. Lead by example: set high standards and then meet them. The second part is critical.
3. Be the hardest worker on your team.
4. Have a clear vision and work towards it.
5. Know your goals.
6. Do not get sidetracked. Sidetracking is a killer disease.
7. Have a heart. A leader doesn't remain a leader if he / she doesn't have a heart.

Cheers!
Divye