My Recent Slideshare: 5 Keys to Leading with Intent

“Lead with Intent” is at the core of most modern leadership philosophies. However most managers are still confused on exactly how to do it. There are a few keys to leading with intent that can illuminate the concept, improve your chances, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

The environment we are in is filled with complexity and change. If we lead with intent we abandon plan driven management, embrace uncertainty, communicate strategy, and trust people to carry it out.

A lot of managers, seeking to “lead with intent” simply communicate intent.  Communicating intent is like gasoline. But like gasoline, by itself all you have is a high-potential for fire. This presentation is about is the car, and some of what it takes to build it, so the fuel can help you get from A to Z.

Hope you like it. Comments welcome!

 

What I Learned Day 1: Magento Imagine 2016

Okay so the first few sessions in the books here are some of the things I’ve learned at this years Magento Imagine conference.

Magento vs Shopify+

magento-vs-shopify

People at the conference to are certainly leaning into this conversation. Look for an announcement today from Magento that will clarify their positioning, potentially Magento Go 2.0 (please no!) or aiming more up-market and ceeding the <1m revenue merchants to Shopify.

Agile Practices

One of the areas I’ve wanted to key in on during Magento Imagine is the operational aspects of the agile agency.

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Useful Front-end Techniques, Libraries, and Examples 2015

20 Impressive CSS3 Techniques, Libraries and Examples

Libraries

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a mobile responsive framework. There are lots or similar HTML, CSS, JS Grid frameworks. If you need to start somewhere, why not start with the most popular framework?

Some Alternatives:
Semantic UI

Fancybox

fancyBox is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize.

Waypoints

Waypoints is a library that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.

Animate.css

CSS animations

Flickity

Useful CSS & JS plugin that makes galleries, sliders, and carrousels that are touch responsive.