Clark Scheffy wrote an insightful post about how he evolved into a better leader. My favorite quote: This is about what I learned the hard way: That great creative leadership is about letting go of that nagging mental image you have of what you are supposed to do. It’s about believing in others, and focusing […]
I confess, I switched editors again. 🙂 I first heard about Visual Studio Code on the Toolsday podcast, but didn’t give it much attention. I had recently started coding with PHPStorm, and was trying to embrace working with an IDE. Before giving it a go with PHPStorm, I enjoyed using both Atom and Sublime. But […]
I enjoyed this talk by Stanley McChrystal about leadership. One of my favorite takeaways, a quote from McCrystal: Leaders can let you fail and not be a failure. That’s powerful. It acknowledges that iteration can happen anywhere and with anyone, given the right approach. Hat tip: Lance.
We always think we can do more than we can. Myself included. That hasn’t changed since taking on a leadership role. Multiple bosses have told me that I “take on too much.” Recently, several members of my team said the same thing to me. Why do I do it? Lots of reasons. Like my team […]
Every so often, I read or listen to the commencement address, This is Water, by David Foster Wallace. You can get it in article form, book form or on YouTube. In it, he talks about truly learning how to think, and the freedom that provides. The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, […]
A new year starts tomorrow, so I’m going to keep up my tradition and set a few goals for the days and weeks ahead. This year, I want to be all about focus. I recently read a post from Nathan Kontny about focusing, and its message was clear to me: set one priority, not many. The […]
Who wouldn’t like living and working in Hawaii for a week in December? Here are a few photos from a December, 2017 meetup in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. We released a few themes we created with Gutenberg in mind. This was my first meetup as team lead, and I had a blast exploring WordPress’ new editing experience with […]
I wrote a post on ThemeShaper about Gutenberg and what it means for WordPress themes. Give it a read! Hint: It changes everything.
We only did one pumpkin this year, but it was a fun one!