Growing your team organically

Growing your team organically

Lambda Days 2016 is just around a corner, what reminds me a conversation I had a year ago (at Lambda Days 2015) with guys from Klarna. We were discussing their business & what's under its hood (Erlang is ;D). It was one of the periods of my heavy recruitment, so I couldn't resist & I've asked them straight - where do they get these Erlangers from, because I'm struggling with finding decent .NETters & these are far easier to find, I believe. Their answer was brief - we don't recruit them, we raise them (educate/teach, you've got the idea)…

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Understanding a leader role. For real.

That’s just sad - I keep having the same observation once in a while: Leaders that have already built some kind of position keep siloing the knowledge, power and initiative while blocking any decision-taking process in the same time. What does it mean? Let me quote some typical phrases: "If anyone else does that, it will be crappy, I have to do that on my own." "Sure, I’ll tell you all of that as soon as I will go through all 1000 e-mails in my inbox." "No, no, no, no. This is something I didn’…

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