Tag Archives : self development


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





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




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


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  I have recently finished the book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you to get through it. No matter what you are doing in life, the book will benefit […]

Eat that frog!




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  Have you ever participated in or been a witness to one of those silent (although sometimes very loud) conflicts between a subordinate and the boss? They usually last for months, sometimes even years. People are living with them by rationalizing it as character incompatibility, hard times, or, the worst case, bad […]

Seek to understand



    Let’s consider how you manage critical hardware running production infrastructure. You are carefully monitoring it (at least you should be), analyzing suspicious events and potentially replacing or adding new parts whenever necessary. To have the hardware performing efficiently all the time you are spending significant amount of time on maintenance. […]

Sleep management