Five Blogs – 17 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

6 Self-Serving Team Behaviors That Will Torpedo Your Team
Written by: Jesse Lyn Stoner

Agile Testing – Context driven testing perspective
Written by: Sigurdur Birgisson

Leadership is an inside job
Written by: John Wenger

7 Ways to Ensure Your New Hire Has a Great First Day
Written by: Karin Hurt

So You Want to Be a Manager? Part II – Five Wrong Reasons for Becoming a Manager
Written by: Randy Conley

Quote of the day:
“Productivity is meaningless unless you know what your goal is.” -Eli Goldratt

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Five Blogs – 16 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

Experiential learning: learning from experience
Written by: Huib Schoots

Visibility of Our Work
Written by: Aleksis Tulonen

Why do you like software testing?
Written by: Jae Jin

Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity
Written by: Dan Rockwell

Trust and Competence: Leaders Must Have Both to Succeed
Written by: Maurilio Amorim

Quote of the day:
“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

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Five Blogs – 15 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

7 Ways to Be a Stress-Free Workaholic
Written by: Steve Tobak

So You Want to be a Manager? Six Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge
Written by: Randy Conley

The Great Leadership Learning Matrix
Written by: Dan McCarthy

Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear
Written by: Michael Hyatt

Four Requirements for Independence
Written by: Matt Heusser

Quote of the day:
“Organizing people into self-managed teams is a critical component of virtually all high-performance management systems.” -Jeffrey Pfeffer

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Five Blogs – 14 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

Agile and Risk Management, Part 1
Written by: Tom Cagley

Improving the State of your Testing Team: Part One – Test Management Values
Written by: Keith Klain

Fear of failure stop us from learning something new in life
Written by: MindHunters

Stand Out in the Crowd
Written by: Mike Lyles

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership
Written by: John Kotter

EXTRA:

The cost of neutral
Written by: Set Godin

Quote of the day:
“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.” -Aristotle

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Five Blogs – 11 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

Big Tester Is Watching You – The Other Use For Production Data
Written by: Duncan Nisbet

Why Test Managers go on Stress Leave
Written by: iTesting

How do you test product without requirement document?
Written by: MindHunters

Give Up Giving Up
Written by: Simon Knight

4 Common Mistakes Managers Make When Goal Setting (and 3 ways to fix it)
Written by: David Witt

Quote of the day:
“Communication is not saying something, communication is being heard” -Peter Drucker

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Five Blogs – 10 January 2013

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How Did You Miss That Bug
Written by: Dan Ashby

Antifragility in Software Testing
Written by: Jeff Lucas

Do we need screenshots for the passed test cases?
Written by: Mind Hunters

Why Programmers Are Bad at Estimating Times
Written by: Anders Abel

Guest Blog: The Politics of Software Testing
Written by: Michael Larsen

Quote of the day:
“You can’t process your way out of a structural problem.” -Guy Hocker

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Five Blogs – 9 January 2013

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Testing and the Black Swan
Written by: Peter Varhol

Five Ways Testers Can Leverage the Internet
Written by: phil kirkham

Reinventing yourself – Remain useful
Written by: Paul Holland

Time Management Case Study: Busy Business People
Written by: Aaron Lynn

Gemba Walk Is Not Enough
Written by: Pawel Brodzinski

Quote of the day:
“Through education we have to lead people to see that concern for others is actually in their own interest.” -Dalai Lama

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Five Blogs – 8 January 2013

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Controlling the informal through the formal
Written by: Kristoffer Nordström

The Four Downsides of Being a Lifelong Learner
Written by: Meredith Bell

More Skin in the Game in 2013
Written by: Project Syndicate

The New Management Paradigm & John Mackey’s Whole Foods
Written by: Steve Denning

On the scale of Context-driven…
Written by: Huib Schoots

Quote of the day:
“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” -Viktor E. Frankl

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Five Blogs – 7 January 2013

The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out.

Test Estimation
Written by: Shyam Sunder

The Thing About Competence and Confidence
Written by: Rosie Sherry

Identifying Information Value in Testing
Written by: Simon Morley

Antifragility by Testing?
Written by: Anders Dinsen

A Systems Thinking Alternative to Performance Reviews
Written by: Steve Rogalsky a.k.a. WinnipegAgilist

EXTRA:

Top 10 tips for making lists
Written by: Richard Branson

Quote of the day:
“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” -Peter Drucker

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Five Blogs – 4 January 2013

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Programs, Titles, and Business Value
Written by: Johanna Rothman

5 Lies You Tell Yourself That Stop You From Reaching Your Goals
Written by: Mike Lyles

ISTQB vs BBST
Written by: Leah Stockley

Seeking and Seeing Breakthrough Moments
Written by: Dan Rockwell

Classic Mistakes in Software Development and Maintenance
Written by: Jim Bird

Quote of the day:
“The only mistakes you can learn from are those you survive.” -Jim Collins

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