The Importance of Psychological Safety

I have mentioned this a few times in various talks, on social media, and in my newsletter; the importance of psychological safety in creating effective teams is often overlooked. Google did an enormous amount of research to determine, “the secrets of effective teams at Google.” Code-named Project Aristotle, Google wanted to nail down, once and for all, what factors contributed to team effectiveness. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. [Read More]

Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy

I’m Chris Short and I have Long Thoracic Nerve (LTN) Palsy with Winging of the Scapula. On October 12, 2003, during a military hurricane evacuation exercise at Avon Park Air Force Range, I managed to permanently damage my LTN leading to winging of my right scapula. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. My life has changed dramatically since I got hurt. [Read More]

Shoulder Update 05/19/2005

I had my “procedure” done on my shoulder this morning. Everything went fine. I was asleep and woke up and mobile so that is a good thing. However, I still feel like I’m having an out of body experience at the moment.

The good news is that the pain I had this morning is pretty much gone.

Shoulder Update 03/15/2005

When I first started writing this article I decided to write about how bad the military health care system is and what a farce TRICARE (the military’s HMO) is. However, I think that’s not in the best interests of myself or this web site so I’ll provide an update on my shoulder (back, ribs, spine) injury. But, please allow me to say that you get what you pay for and, in the military, you don’t pay for health care. [Read More]