December 13, 2009

Informed Judgment, Terrence Hickey

December 13, 2009 - Categories: ibm, leadership, sketches, work


Here are my notes from the Top Talent call on informed judgment, one of IBM’s leadership competencies. Click on the image to see it full-size.

The speaker recommended checking out Blink. Blink is a good read, but compared to Gladwell’s other books, it doesn’t have as much meat as, say, “The Tipping Point.” One of my favourite problem-solving books is Ken Watanabe’s Problem Solving 101, which was written for schoolkids and is therefore very practical and easy to read.

My key take-away from this talk was to improve the traceability for my decisions by documenting the assumptions, data, experiences, and previous decisions I am basing new decisions on.

Hope this helps!

Lessons from 2009 and plans for 2010

December 13, 2009 - Categories: reflection, yearly

There is something incredibly powerful in being able to look back and see how much you’ve grown in a year. You can’t help but wonder what adventures the next year will bring.

It seems that every year of my life must be the best year yet. 2009 was no exception. It was the year of experiments that paid off and crazy ideas that turned out awesomely.

Here are my long-term goals:

Here are some of the things I learned in 2009:

How can 2010 be even better? Here’s what I’m planning to do:

What have you learned from 2009, and what are you looking forward to in 2010? Please share! =)