FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  software confession technical forums comments blogs 3 Comments 2,098 Visits
Do you have a fear of criticism? Or are you afraid of apathy? I fear apathy the most ...once of my favorite quotes is "the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy"
Now suppose you are faced with someone challenging you on a blog or in a discussion forum? What's the first thought: Yikes...what an idiot...oh no....darn it?
Perhaps it is time to rethink that....isn't it better that someone took the time to care enough to respond?
A few ideas
1. It is always worthwhile to consider thanking or acknowledging the person for commenting and sharing their perspectives. ...again...they cared enough to share.
2. Don't get defensive and be very wary of going head to head. That can quickly escalate beyond what you wanted and really doesn't serve for the greater good for the audience.
3. Learn from the alternative points of view or criticism that they may be sending your way. That does not mean you have to agree with it, but consider the fact that the person bothered to read your stuff as a gift. If what you all were writing was pointless or useless, the person would not have even bothered to comment.
4. Don't be thin skinned. Think about what you are trying to share and why....every "challenge" is a learning opportunity. It would be presumptuous to think you know everything and have the only or final answer.
The above is how I hope I will respond as I continue to blog on True Confessions and it is one of the reasons I joined the My developerWorks enthusiasts....as I am always learning.
Be it ever so simple and true, I do wish I had read these earlier.....better late than never....and really ...it isn't THAT late.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  windows technical db2 confession unix learn virtual linux briefing 1 Comment 1,969 Visits
Performance Management 101 for DB2 for Linux ,UNIX, and Windows
Have you attended a virtual briefing yet? Give it a try....start with this short one hour one.
Date: Tuesday, 8 December
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET - USA)
Duration: 1 hour
Note: Please sign up and attend the briefing 30 minutes before the start of the event to go through system check.
Better performance translates to greater revenue, greater customer satisfaction, and greater ability to meet SLAs. Tired of the finger pointing among staff when performance is an issue? Find out how you can create exception monitoring metrics, track and measure performance indicators, and quickly diagnose performance problems when they arise. Use IBM DB2 Performance Expert and Extended Insight Feature to make the process easier and more efficient.
What you will learn:
I first arrived on My developerWorks thinking it was just a destination: check in, look at the map, go sightseeing, leave, tell your friends you had a good time and that you might visit again. Now I realize, My developerWorks is a journey: check in, don't bother with a map, take to the streets, hop on a bus...explore ...with every corner bring something new...another path to take. I have found myself going down many odd paths on My developerWorks (ok maybe they aren't odd) ...yes I've hit some bumps and I may even have some bruises...but overall the journey is what My developerWorks is about...explore, learn, play and laugh......