For polymaths, career paths may look more like tendrils

“So, Magnus, when did you decide you want to focus your career on being a DevOps Coaching Manager?” I haven’t been asked this exact question yet, but I get something like it every time I go through a job interview process. The interviewer seems to be feeling around for some pediatric-rooted need in my bones to fill… More For polymaths, career paths may look more like tendrils

Be Afraid. And then do something about it.

“Audentes Fortuna Iuvat” – Latin proverb. Translation: “Fortune favors the bold.” Fear is one of our most powerful survival instincts. It warns us of impending danger. It triggers physiological processes to dump performance hormones into our bloodstream to help get us out of dangerous situations. And, left to its own devices, it reduces us to… More Be Afraid. And then do something about it.

This meeting is the only thing I’m engaged with right now.

We’ve all been there. You’re in a conference room, and there are people all around the table with laptops in front of them and eyes on the screen. If you ask them a question, there might be a 50/50 chance that they look up and say “hmmm?” Meetings are expensive propositions for any business. You… More This meeting is the only thing I’m engaged with right now.

Patterns for Success: #HighFunctioningMeans Career Challenges

For those of you who are active on Twitter, you may have witnessed an uprising of tweets from actually autistic people over the last week with three very poignant hashtags: #LowFunctioningMeans #HighFunctioningMeans #FunctioningLabelsMean The gist of this movement was to express the damage that functioning labels have done to many autistic people in setting certain expectations of ability… More Patterns for Success: #HighFunctioningMeans Career Challenges