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Feedback is a gift

Feedback is a gift.  "We all need people who will give us feedback, that's how we improve" ~ Bill Gates "Feedback is the breakfast of champions" ~ Ken Blanchard "Did you keep the receipt?" ~ Sue Temple You always have a choice to act or not.  Only you can choose how to feel about the feedback and decide what you what to do with this amazing gift you have been given... no-one else can do that to or for you.  It's like any good habit - the gym, healthy eating, early nights - which takes time to get used to but once you do you won't look back. Links:

How to become a successful Technical Leader

Tech Lead Compass: Learn what it takes to become a successful Technical Leader  The are only two questions you should ask yourself: Which Tech Lead skills should I focus on? What are the best resources for each skill? This guide is the answer to both. It's a collection of the most effective resources on the various aspects of tech leadership, which, combined with mindful practice, will help you to become a successful Tech Lead!  Guide Link:

Engineering manager's day

Engineering managers are most often responsible for keeping projects on track, solving technical issues that arise, communicating with other teams and acting as an overall leader for the team. An interesting read on how an engineering manager's day passes  A Day in the Life of 29 Engineering Managers

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from Saint Seraphim of Sarov Drink water from the spring where horses drink. The horse will never drink bad water. Lay your bed where the cat sleeps. Eat the fruit that has been touched by a worm. Boldly pick the mushroom on which the insects sit. Plant the tree where the mole digs. Build your house where the snake sits to warm itself. Dig your fountain where the birds hide from heat. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds – you will reap all of the days golden grains. Eat more green – you will have strong legs and a resistant heart, like the beings of the forest. Swim often and you will feel on earth like the fish in the water. Look at the sky as often as possible and your thoughts will become light and clear. Be quiet a lot, speak little – and silence will come in your heart, and your spirit will be calm and full of peace.

Everything in Life Has an Opportunity Cost

You Can Do Anything but Not Everything. Doing One Thing Makes You Sacrifice the Opportunity to Do Something Else of Value An opportunity cost is the cost of passing up the opportunities that a different option would have afforded. Opportunity Costs Apply to All Your Choices—Big and Small Learn to Evaluate Life Choices Via the Lens of Opportunity Costs—The Stakes Become Clearer. Source:

Absence of evidence

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Excerpt from  Wikipedia The difference between evidence that something is absent (e.g., an observation that suggests there were no dragons here today) and simple absence of evidence (e.g., no careful research has been done) can be nuanced. Indeed, scientists will often debate whether an experiment's result should be considered evidence of absence, or if it remains absence of evidence. The debate is whether the experiment would have detected the phenomenon of interest if it was there.