PLEASE COMMENT: Leadership – What Does It Mean To You?

I’m working on a presentation about leading the next generation.  And I want to get your inputs for this presentation.

Think of a leader that you have known in your life.  This leader can be a boss, someone at your school, someone you know, a president, a great speaker, someone from history…. basically anyone that you have witnessed as a great leader.

Now, think of what made them a great leader.  What were the 1-2 things that they did that stood out to you that made them great?  How did they interact with their followers?  How did they tell their stories and talk to the people?

I have just one request – please share your thoughts as comments to this blog.  I’d like to take your input and build it into my presentation as inputs from the community.

Thanks in advance for your inputs and comments!

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What is the “State of Testing” today?

Have you ever looked back and realized how much IT has progressed in the past 5-10 years?  It seems like we have used ipods for much longer than the October 2001 release of the device.  The iphone didn’t come out until 2007, the Samsung Galaxy until 2009, and the iPad was not a household name until April 2010.

I’m not telling you this because I keep up with Apple history.  What I want you to realize is that while technology has grown so quickly through the years, especially the last 5-10, so has the advances in the testing community.  I, myself, have seen the most changes in the last 2-5 years.  However, we don’t have a good historical view of the advances that we have experienced

If you have been in testing for any amount of time, you know there has been a lot of activity, evolution, and advancement over the last 5-10 years.  However, this information is not centrally stored and recorded.  I recently learned that Lalit Bhamare with Tea-time with Testers., and Joel Montvelisky (his blog is found at QA Intelligence – a QABlog) were creating a survey to review the state of testing, and to attempt to centralized the advances in the testing world over the last 5-10 years.

The survey is in progress, and it is going to run for 10 days.  Don’t miss out to let your voice be heard.  Your input is so greatly crucial to helping this project be as successful and accurate as it possibly can!

Please go out immediately and take this survey.  Hundreds have taken it already, and you can be part of it too!  The link is below:

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But there’s more that you can do!  Share this link on all of your social media sites and help these guys get more of the testing community involved.

While I’m not involved in creating this survey, analyzing the results, or compiling the report, I do strongly support this and hope that you can too!