Category Archives : Leadership


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We are more or less familiar with the traditional model of managing people. There is usually a team or a few loosely coupled people with a manager assigned to them. The manager knows what work, in what order and when it should be finished. They plan and schedule specific activities, let the […]

Goals oriented management




Have you ever wondered how it could happen that the message delivered to a client or higher management was totally different than the one which was initially posted by a team or a specific person? It is quite the same as with the Chinese whispers game. How might the corporate edition look […]

Communication, you fool!


Small projects and organizations usually have one strong leader who is an authority and drives things forward. However, when we look at the bigger undertakings we notice that they usually have at least several official and not official leaders, supervisors and bosses. It is not a rare case that their structure is […]

Leaders clashes




Feedback is a very important part of our professional work. It has enormous impact on your and your subordinates motivation, engagement and of course productivity. Through feedback you can coach, teach and improve the work of your team. Without it, people would not know if their work is valued. They will also […]

Give honest feedback



Developer productivity is not an easy topic. In many managers points of view the product is often not developed fast enough, presented estimates too big and developers are focusing too much on robustness of solutions for which customers just would not pay. On the other side, developers frequently perceive managers as people […]

What blocks your developers




We all know that we should automate as much as possible. In fact, we should automate everything that can be and effort spend on it would pay off. However, I have a feeling that we frequently forget about this principle. We are hesitating regularly on automation and often as a result skip […]

Why automate?




Do you know what is the distinction between persistence and perseverance? They are both about determination, strong will, not giving up and a willingness to take up challenges. However, there are some differences that make them almost two separate concepts Persistence is about getting something that we desire. It is about performing […]

It is all about perseverance


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Wikipedia describes brainstorming as: a group or individual creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its member(s). In our common understanding it is usually a meeting during which we are trying to solve a problem […]

Effective brainstorming




Gravitation (or gravity) is one of my favorite words to describe the reality. In my opinion, we can find it in almost every activity performed by human beings. Before explaining exactly what I mean, let’s look at how Wikipedia describes this phenomenon: Gravity (or gravitation) is a natural phenomenon by which all […]

Only gravitation matters



Review activity is an important part of most of our professional work. It is visible in small chunks of work, for example, code, documentation or whatever has been produced reviews. It is also present within project structure, quite often on different project levels. Scrum methodology has its sprint review and sprint retrospective […]

Review habit





  Management and Leadership notions are commonly used these days. We hear and read them quite often in many different contexts. Moreover, they are used interchangeably. However, whilst they are both a requirement for successful managers, supervisors, bosses and leaders, they are two different things. As Wikipedia states: Management  in business and […]

Management vs Leadership




  Have you ever had one of those revolutionary ideas or project propositions that was rejected by your clients or supervisors? You knew they were great, your team knew it, but decisive people still rejected them. Persistence, drafts, plans and estimations did not help. Most managers, leaders and in fact any people […]

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