I'll confess that I was concerned if I could maintain a twice-per-week pace with my work schedule. I was also worried that I might run out of material. As it turns out, posting twice a week keeps the heat on me to continually learn and raise my game.
I am perpetually reading about Agile development and leadership topics along with thinking about what I've read and how new information and perspectives may (or may not) apply to our situations at work. When and where they are applicable, I strive to incorporate them into my routine and our Agile execution.
I also participate periodically on LinkedIN and other forums to engage with others, learning from what they are asking about and responding with. And of course, writing means that you must take a a position on whatever it is you are writing about. I find that exploring why I have a certain position can definitely lead to deeper insights and sometimes raises questions in my own mind that lead me to fresh information and new posts.
Since it's the end of the year, and I always like to take stock on what I've read throughout the year, and I can see how what I've read has influenced my thinking. Here's my list of business and self-improvement books that I read in 2011, in no particular order:
What I'm reading right now:
My goal is to build my readership in 2012, so please, if there are any burning issues or topics that you would like to see discussed, please let me know. And have a Happy New Year!