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What do good Engineering Managers do? They taste the soup

What do good Engineering Managers do? They taste the soup

Sometimes you encounter a striking figure of speech, comparison or just a metaphor that illustrates some concept in a much better way than anything you knew until now. It's so good you can't let it get unnoticed. In my case,…

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Clarity. It makes a difference.

Clarity. It makes a difference.

Picking your next professional endeavor ain't easy. There's plenty of advice regarding that on the Internet. Usually, this topic is covered from junior's perspective - how to choose your first job, what to avoid, what kind of questions to ask…

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A word about Remote Leadership

A word about Remote Leadership

A LOT has been said (written) about how COVID-19 has enforced "remote revolution" in software development companies (& not only). About the benefits, challenges and risks. Tools, techniques & processes. Almost everything remote-related one could think about. Except for leadership.…

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De-leadership

De-leadership

Even if you've read just a bunch blog posts of mine, you've probably identified my key mantras: about the importance of the trench-level leadership (setting the correct example in real-life situations when your colleagues can observe you directly in action)…

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Chaleff's typology of followers

Chaleff's typology of followers

"Leadership" is the thing these days - ones able to get others moving, ones who act as a multiplier to others' work (due to leverage effect they make), ones that do inspire their peers & actively shape the culture around…

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Software Engineering Genba

Software Engineering Genba

I have an idea that keeps haunting me now and then. To take a break from my current role (a leader of 60+ engineering unit) & go for a temporal (1 month?) contract assignment as an individual contributor - front-line…

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