Archive for November, 2015

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Sun Nov

How to Change Website Highlight / Selection Color With CSS

I sometimes like to change the highlight / selection color with css. It’s a nice little touch that adds something to the feel of the site. Even thought most people…

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I sometimes like to change the highlight / selection color with css. It’s a nice little touch that adds something to the feel of the site. Even thought most people will never see it, the ones that door will find it entertaining.

Changing the highlight / selection color is super easy. Simply cut, copy, and paste the below snippet into your stylesheet. Replace the background color, and color properties to your liking, and you’re highlight color will change!

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Sat Nov

HBR’s Essentials: Daniel Goleman on “What Makes a Leader” and “Emotional Intelligence”

I’m in the process of reading HBR’s Essentials box set. In book one there is a great chapter on Emotional Intelligence written by Daniel Goleman. I had previously read his…

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I’m in the process of reading HBR’s Essentials box set. In book one there is a great chapter on Emotional Intelligence written by Daniel Goleman. I had previously read his books on emotional intelligence and social intelligence at the beginning of college, and I really enjoed them.

The chapter really highlighted for me how focused I’ve been on improving and how terribly behind I am, from a leadership perspective, in developing my emotional intelligence quotient.

I don’t think I innately have a low emotional intelligence quotient, but I do think that because I’m so mire in the technical on a day to day basis that it makes it hard to switch gears.

Below are the 5 characteristics of high emotional intelligence, and what they mean:

Self Awareness

The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effects on others.

Self Regulation

The ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods. The propensity to suspend judgement – to think before acting.

Motivation

A passion to work for reasons that go beyond money or status. A propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence.

Empathy

The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people according to their emotional reactions.

Social Skill

Proficiency in managing relationships and building networks. An ability to find common ground and build rapport.

I think that I leave a lot to be desired when it comes to these five dimensions in my current role, but I’m sure in another place, at another company, or in another world I would be a rockstar if put in the right environment.

 

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Thu Nov

Fort Snuggleton / Camp SnuggleWood / Snugglesworth Manor

You are never too old to make a good fort when it starts getting cold and you want to act like a child. Kat and I are children, and decided…

You are never too old to make a good fort when it starts getting cold and you want to act like a child. Kat and I are children, and decided to craft a masterful blanket fort. You can see the results below.

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Thu Nov

Benjamin the Koala, Some Art For Kat

Despite their penchant to contract Chlamydia Kat still loves koalas. Since she had been bugging me for art I decided to craft her a cuddly little Koala a couple of weeks ago. Using…

Despite their penchant to contract Chlamydia Kat still loves koalas. Since she had been bugging me for art I decided to craft her a cuddly little Koala a couple of weeks ago.

Using some nice drawing paper, pencile, and pen I drafted out benjamin, colored him in with ink, and dramed him in a nice black frame with matting.

For some reason, after showing Kat her new koala I decided I was going to name him Benjamin. No reason. He just looked like a Benjamin.


 

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